Action Learning Set Facilitator Training

Action Learning Set Facilitator Training

Applications will close early on the 8th of February.

Course dates are below:

All dates will be on Wednesdays from 9:30 am-1:30 pm.

  • 19/04/2023
  • 26/04/2023
  • 03/05/2023

Please see the application form below:

About the programme  

As our integrated care systems continue to evolve, collaboration across Hospitals, GPs, Social Care, Mental Health services, local authorities and many other system partners becomes critical for success.

Action Learning is a powerful process to help groups work together on real problems and learn as individuals, teams and organisations. It is a real skill to manage and facilitate these effectively.

Based on requests from health and care partners, East of England NHS Leadership Academy will provide a training programme for Action Learning Facilitators starting in April 2023.

The course will boost Action Learning Facilitators’ confidence, sharpen their facilitation skills, and equip them to facilitate Action Learning Sets in a wide range of settings. 

What will be covered? 

This innovative course is delivered as a blended course with online learning, virtual workshop sessions and extensive online resources for the Action Learning Facilitator to use when managing Action Learning Sets.

The workshop sessions are very practical and experience-orientated, with a full Action Learning Set demonstration by the trainer and many opportunities for the delegates to experience and practise the skills.

The online resources include all the models and tools shared during the training, as well as guidance and forms for the facilitator and document templates to hand out to Action Learning Set members.

The virtual workshop sessions will be delivered as 3 half-day sessions across 3 weeks. The total learning hours are approximately 14 hours (workshops plus online self-study).

At the end of the training programme, the delegates will receive an Action Learning Facilitator training completion certificate and will join a roster of trained certificated Action Learning Facilitators

Action Learning Facilitator competencies

By the end of this development programme the Active Learning Facilitators will be able to:

  • Describe the principles of Action Learning Sets and the value added when using them across ICS system partners.
  • Identify and practise the principles and processes associated with Action Learning.
  • Utilise the skills, thinking and behaviours required for effectively facilitating Action Learning sessions.
  • Adopt effective listening and questioning skills when facilitating Action Learning Sets.
  • Create safe and confidential learning environments suitable for effective Action Learning.
  • Manage Action Learning Sets and members within them.
  • Competently run Action Learning Sets with groups through the application of Action Learning principles, tools and approaches, producing tangible outcomes and actions for group members.

Experienced trainer

The programme will be delivered by Nick Howell from Quiver Management. Nick is a very experienced learning and development specialist with two decades as a trainer, coach and consultant. He has held a series of Learning and Development Manager roles across a variety of sectors before joining the Quiver Management team.

Nick has an engaging and inclusive approach to facilitation and training to bring the best out of individuals, aid their learning and achieve change. He has extensive experience in Action Learning having trained individuals and

Who is this programme for?  

People who wish to facilitate Action Learning Sets in the East of England to support the development and learning of systems working.

Qualified coaches are encouraged to apply, although this is not a requirement.  

The NHS Leadership Academy provides leadership development for people of all backgrounds and experiences across our systems.  

This programme is suitable for those working in roles within health and care.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]