Action learning is an energetic, action-focused way of learning and development that is based in real life work and challenges rather than theory.
What is action learning?
Action learning occurs in a group called a ‘set’ – a space where peers work in a supportive and collaborative way around real issues that each are facing in their work. Action learning sets are often supported by a faciltator.
The focus of the group is in finding solutions to the challenges that the participants are facing in their work or volunteering situations. Action learning can work for volunteers, staff and trustees in large, medium and small voluntary organisations, as well as service users.
The CIPD website has more information about action learning.