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Action Learning

As part of the ABCD network we have set up some Action Learning sets. The purpose of these is to enable network members with similar interests to support each other with challenges they may have around ABCD, and to support each other with developing solutions.

If you are unsure about whether Action Learning is for you, please get in touch. We are more than happy to have a chat about what Action Learning is and what being part of a set involves.

What is Action Learning?

Action Learning, in simple terms, is like a small support group where you can share a challenge with a group of people and they help you decide on a solution or some next steps to take.

Action learning follows a cycle of discussion, action and reflection to allow a person the space to explore the challenges they are facing and possible solutions.

How it works

Action Learning takes place in small groups called ‘sets. There are usually 4-6 members per set.

At the start of a set meeting members ‘bid’ to present their challenge or idea and the set chooses 1 or 2 people to present during the meeting.

The presenters describes their challenge/idea to the rest of the set.

The set then ask questions – firstly clarifying questions so that they understand the presenter’s challenge clearly, and then open questions to encourage deeper thought.

The presenter then takes time to consider their next steps. Members of the set may offer support after this such as resources, a contact, ideas. The presenters chosen actions/next steps are recorded in the meeting notes.

Members then reflect on their experience of the set meeting: what they have heard and talked about, and their own individual learning. This is recorded in the meeting notes.

Watch the videos below to find out more about Action Learning.