Action Learning Associates

This site reflects our forty years’ experience with Action Learning, or as it is also known, Action Reflection Learning. Unlike traditional training, Action Learning is holistic, focusing on the 'complete' person or organisation. The process of Action Learning enables them to identify the knowledge, skills, experience and behaviour necessary to be successful and empowers them to achieve. In it's personal development form it uses the participant's 'day job' or a specific project as the learning vehicle through which participants are able to identify what they need to know or be able to do to be successful. In its organisational development mode the focus is on the new knowledge and skills the organisation needs to prosper and the values and behaviours it needs to adopt to be successful.

Learning in Action - Helping people to help themsleves

Action Learning empowers people; it frees them from the constraints of traditional thinking and enables them to both develop themselves and optimise the performance of their organisations. We have successfully run both Personal Development and Organisational Change, what we call In-Plant programmes, in many different parts of the world in widely differing cultures and languages and in every case those involved have responded enthusiastically to the opportunity to help themselves. We are happy to share this experience with you.

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2018 another interesting year!

It is now clear that the changes we will make in 2018 will have significant impact on everyone. We spent all of last year discussing the 'leave' conditions, yet to be ratified. We are now talking about 'transition'  and all that seems to be agreed thus far is that it will end in December 2020. We have not begun discussions on our future relationship with the EU and neither of our main political parties has yet revealed their vision of life in post Brexit Britain.

2018 will be a year of decision, whether we like it or not and as Chris Argyris said many years ago, ‘what we don’t plan for, others plan for us’ If the Government has a vision for life after Brexit it is time for them to share it with us and our potential future partners. who ever they may be and get down to some serious negotiation. Until we have clarity about life after Brexit no one is going to invest in us, we must invest in oursleves.  Life is not a rehearsal, it's a journey. If we want to optimise our journey and the journey of those around us we have to do something about it, Brexit provides the opportunity. If you'd like to know what and how, read my book. You can download it in PDF format on this site or get it from Amazon in ebook or paperback  at:

I hope you will take this opportunity and become one of us who can truly say 'I did it my way'.

With all very best wishes for an even greater year of learning in action.


February 2018

George receiving his Award in Warsaw June 2017

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