Action Learning Sets


Action Learning Sets enable managers to develop work practice with colleagues at the same managerial level and advance thinking about the complexities of leadership and management. This is a simple but powerful route to work on real problems and implement solutions. The sessions help managers gain insight into the conscious and unconscious processes at work and develop a systemic understanding of their organisation enabling them to operate more effectively in their work role.

Each session focuses on a case study and/or presentation, suggested appropriate reading matter and a focused discussion on areas of leadership and management. This creates a safe reflective space for participants to review their leadership skills, manage boundaries, multi-disciplinary working, new ways of people management, communication, team building, managing resources, working with stakeholders, external agencies and partnership bodies in a constantly changing environment, as well as organisational dilemmas. Most sets meet monthly for two to three hours over a year. Groups consist of six to eight leaders and a facilitator.

Participants will be able to:

  • Problem solve with peers, reflect and share good practice
  • Discuss difficult issues and creative ways to bring about change
  • Improve teamwork
  • Think about organisational development
  • Reflect on and discuss structured leadership readings