What is an Action Learning Set?

Trudy and some of our Scottish NVQ7 candidates taking a break from their Action Learning Sets (ALS) today.

So what is an Action Learning Set?

Professor Reginald Revans is the originator of Action Learning.  Revans’ influences included his experience training as a physicist at the University of Cambridge. In his encounters with this talented group of scientists (several of whome went on to win Nobel-prizes) he noted the importance of each scientist describing their own ignorance, sharing experiences, and communally reflecting to learn


The emphasis in an Action Learning Set is on learning from experience – which we find invaluable on our NVQ7 Leadership Development Programmes.  With such a wealth of knowledge, talent and experience in the room – we are always keen to make use of the collective experience, insight and support from their peer group.