This one day course is a practical, hands-on training in how to facilitate an Action Learning Set.
Action Learning is a process that involves a small group working on real problems, taking action, and learning as individuals, as a team, and as a whole. It is a structured, practical method of working that enables small groups to address complicated issues by meeting regularly and working collectively. It can help foster the discipline we often need to help us learn from what we do, and improve our practice. Both our peers and the group facilitator help us develop creative, flexible and successful strategies – using the group’s collective intelligence & creativity to find solutions we may not have come up with alone.
Neil Oliver is Chair of The Board of Directors at Edventure. He is a Certified Professional Facilitator and an Associate with the Institute of Cultural Affairs, Much of Neil’s current work is split between Edventure and providing program design and consultancy to Initiatives of Change an international trust and reconciliation foundation whose vision is “a just, peaceful and sustainable world to which everyone, responding to the call of conscience, makes their unique contribution.”
Neil’s group work training was with the Family Planning Association. Through Oliver Barclay partnership he has developed a focus on effective communication within groups. He has also worked as a consultant for SOLACE and holds an MA in Public and Social Administration.
Ali Barclay originally trained as a nurse and then moved into community work. After her group work training she became a professional Facilitator and set up Oliver Barclay partnership. She has a wide range of experience in a variety of settings throughout the Public and Voluntary sector. Her principal interest is in Leadership Development through team and individual coaching work. She has taught on the post-graduate course ‘Counselling in Organisations’ at Bristol University and is involved in direct training with a variety of organisations. She is an Associate of the Bristol Business school and an ILM7 accredited Coach.
Ticket Price & Requirements:
This event is free to anyone living in Somerset – at a maximum of 2 courses per person per academic year. Booking is essential.
We will ask you to complete some paperwork and feedback forms.
This event is made possible thanks to funding from Somerset Skills and Learning. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to call us on 07548 014066 (9am-1pm Mon – Fri). If you live outside of Somerset and would like to attend, please email us [email protected]
What to Bring:
Please bring a pen and paper, and a packed lunch
Feedback from past Edventure: Frome Short-Courses
“…it has totally changed the way I am looking at my business. Thank you so very much for organizing this – I cant tell you the impact it has had”. Victoria
“…it was run brilliantly and really well attended. As always there was a great mix of people of all ages, backgrounds and reasons for being there. The courses are always well-run, really interesting and accessible. I’m always amazed by the quality and experience of the teachers. I’m doing three courses at the moment – all brilliant”. Anna
“Loved it…gave me so much clarity on how to be more strategic! ” Milda
“A truly supportive, inspiring & creative environment..!” Frances