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We help leaders and their organisations solve difficult and intractable problems using Action Learning

Leadership Development

Managers and leaders learn with and from each other.

Leadership Development

Delivering growth

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Leadership Development

Professional development

Action Learning

Leadership Development

Finding new markets

Action Learning

Leadership Development

Better leaders

Action Learning

Leadership Development

Managers and leaders learn with and from each other.

Leadership Development

Delivering growth

Action Learning

Leadership Development

Professional development

Action Learning

Leadership Development

Finding new markets

Action Learning

Leadership Development

Managers and leaders learn with and from each other.

Action Learning

Leadership Development

Managers and leaders learn with and from each other.

Action Learning

Business Results

Through Action Learning.

Action Learning

Business Results

Business transformation

Business Results

Qualifications through experience

Business Results

Achieving return on investment

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Business Results

Problem solving

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Leadership Development

Professional development

Action Learning

Leadership Development

Qualifications through experience

Action Learning

Leadership Development

Business transformation

Action Learning

Leadership Development

Achieving return on investment

Action Learning

Corporate Academies

Accreditation and qualifications.

Corporate Academies

Delivery improvement

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Corporate Academies

Effective managers

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Corporate Academies

Transforming organisations

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Corporate Academies

Meeting new challenges

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Leadership Development

Professional development

Action Learning

Leadership Development

Through Action Learning.

Action Learning

Leadership Development

Better leaders

Action Learning

Corporate Academies

Effective managers

Action Learning

Integrating organisational, professional & personal development

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Leadership learning and organisational development are two sides of the same coin...

Action Learning International is concerned with business focused action learning

Action Learning International helps leaders address real organisational problems and improve business performance.

Action Learning as an approach for driving business performance was originally proposed by Professor Reg Revans in the 1940s and over the years has led to significant international successes such as:

  • Increasing productivity in the mining sector
  • Improving efficiency & effectiveness of care in hospitals
  • Helping secure major international contracts for Trans-Siberian gas pipelines for the General Electric Company
  • Improving national productivity
  • Reducing stock costs across in multinational companies

Members of Action Learning International worked directly with Revans and this experience has strongly influenced the development of our Action Learning Question approach.

What prompted Reg Revans to develop his ideas into the process we now call action learning?

As a research physicist in the 1930s, working with Nobel prize-winning scientists including Ernest Rutherford and Albert Einstein, Revans realised significant problems were best addressed by:

  • Groups of people personally involved with the problems working as 'comrades in adversity' (he later called these groups 'sets')
  • Starting by asking insightful questions of each other, recognising set members expertise and experience and  'leaving the ego at the door'
  • Using comparison as a form of research
  • Focusing on action and recognising that learning follows from action

Revans later took his ideas into industry, the health service and academia where the benefits were well proven in supporting organisational change and personal development. Over the past 80 years different interpretations of the Revans approach have evolved.

Action Learning International follows the original Revans concept of action learning.

Our approach has been applied more recently across a range of sectors and countries:

  • Improving customer service in the a major fleet management business (UK and Australia)
  • Building capacity & agility across ministries & agencies in the civil/public service (UK & Zambia)
  • Cost savings and efficiencies in the steel industry (Australia)
  • Driving quality of care and staff retention in care homes (UK)
  • Improving efficiency of customer service teams in financial services (UK)
  • Service & productivity improvement in the childcare sector (UK)
  • Supply chain efficiencies in the telecomms sector (Finland)

We have developed a robust action learning approach, called...

enable leaders and managers to focus very clearly on the challenges they face in manageably sized projects. They are now being used across commercial, government and service sectors in the UK and internationally to address strategic issues and support leadership and organisation development. This successful approach has made a significant contribution in many areas including:

    Reducing costs
    Improving productivity & flexibility
    Identifying and retaining talent
    Increasing efficiencies
    Maintaining quality standards

Several universities, higher educational institutions and professional bodies internationally have accredited the approach. This enables participants on action learning programmes to achieve professional and academic recognition and qualifications. We make education relevant.

To learn more about action learning and our approach:

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Founded in the UK, we provide leadership and professional development support to clients in these sectors:

  • Commercial & corporate
  • Public service & government
  • Professional & consultancy services
  • Not-for-profit

We are currently working internationally in:

  • UK                    Germany
  • Australia            Tanzania
  • Abu Dhabi         Zambia
  • New Zealand      Finland
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This enables us to provide design, delivery and accreditation services for organisational initiatives including:

  • Change Management
  • Leadership & talent development
  • Learning Organisation
  • Accreditation frameworks
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Corporate academies
  • Organisation development (OD)

We provide educational and professional development support for:

  • Individual managers & leaders
  • Commercial ogranisations
  • Consultancy services
  • Professional service organisations
  • Public service ministries & agencies
  • Not-for-profit organistations
  • Professional bodies and associations

Programmes & Services

In-Company Action Learning Programmes

Designed with our clients to address key strategic issues facing their organisations. ALI senior faculty have many years of experience designing and delivering major action leaning change and leadership programmes for organisations across all sectors. These programmes are designed around key issues and focused on achieving the objectives set by clients for the programme. These have included for example:

  • Achievement of a measureable financial Return on Investment on business developments
  • Development and implementation of a group marketing plan
  • Increase in leadership effectiveness within  management teams
  • Product and service innovation
  • Improved staff retention
  • Reduction in waste and associated costs

Programmes are always action learning programmes. Action Learning postgraduate qualifications can be designed into the programmes if clients wish to do this.

 

Through partnership with International Management Centres Association (IMCA)

Professional & Academic Postgraduate Qualifications:

  •     Postgraduate Certificate
  •     Masters in Management
  •     Masters in Business Administration
  •     Professional Doctorate - DMgt,  DPhil, DBA

Certificates of Completion for Programmes based on action learning principles.

Programmes based on Action Learning Questions - earning professional and academic postgraduate credits.

Enhancement to Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) professional qualifications leading to Masters degree (MMgt) through completion of work based Action Learning Questions.

 

Through Accreditation Agreement with Middlesex University

Action Learning Facilitator Accreditation (ALFA) Programme

Completion of Action Learning Questions leading to certificates of postgraduate credits from the Institute of Work Based Learning.

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Contact Us...

  • To talk about the major challenges and problems facing your organisation
  • To explore addressing these through an action learning programme

Join Us...

  • Join the ALI Network
  • Register yourself on our accredited programmes
  • Propose your organisation's programmes for professional and academic accreditation
  • Partner with us to support the development of your organisation's academy

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