What is an Action Learning Set?
An Action Learning Set includes:
- a real problem that is important, critical, and usually complex; brought to the Set by an ‘issue owner’
- a diverse problem-solving team or “action learning set”
- a process that promotes curiosity, inquiry, reflection and self determination
- a requirement that, through talking, can be converted into action and, ultimately, a solution
- a commitment to learning
A facilitator can be helpful when starting up Action Learning Sets; to guide the group through the process, to promote learning and ultimately to encourage the team to be self managing.