ILM Level 5 in Action Learning Facilitation
This course provides those involved in leadership and management development with the knowledge and skills required to organise and facilitate an action learning programme. They will learn how to facilitate action learning sets in order to improve leadership performance and review their own ability to do this effectively.
Those taking part will be required to organise and deliver an action learning intervention for at least 12 hours.
Further details can be found below. If you’d like to join the programme, call us on 01865 301 324 or use the Contact Form below. Start dates can be found below.
There are three mandatory modules:
1. Improving performance through action learning (12th November 2012)
2. Review own ability to facilitate and support action learning (13th November 2012)
3. Facilitating action learning (7th February 2013)
M5.35: Improving performance through action learning
This is assessed by a work-based assignment of 1500-2500 words. The module looks at the background to action learning and how it can be used to contribute to performance improvement. The role of the facilitator is explored and participants will understand the justification for action learning in an organisation and the contribution of action learning to individual, team and organisation performance.
- Understand the characteristics of effective action learning
- Understand the role of a facilitator in an action learning programme
- Types of approach
- Legal and ethical aspects
- Concepts of power and authority
- Agreeing expectations, processes and boundaries
- Communication skills
- Justifying action learning in an organisation
- The contribution of action learning to teams and organisations
- Potential organisational barriers and strategies for overcoming them
- Evaluating the effectiveness of action learning interventions
M5.36 Review own ability to facilitate and support action learning
This is assessed by a work-based assignment of 1000-2000 words. The module focuses on encouraging individuals to review their own action learning facilitation practice and the effectiveness of their networks in supporting their action learning facilitation. Building on this reflection, facilitators are also asked to devise strategies to improve current practice.
- Review of own action learning facilitation practice
- Own ethical views, beliefs, attitudes and values
- Negotiation strategies and techniques
- Review of own networks and communication ability in supporting and facilitating action learning
- Managing self and time to build and sustain networks
- Effective communication
- Strategies to improve current practice
- Techniques for addressing and improving personal relationships, communication skills and the effectiveness of networks
M5.37 Facilitating action learning
This module requires participants to deliver at least 12 hours of action learning and the assessment is based on this experience. It should be 1500-2500 words. The module, participants are tasked with negotiating, agreeing, planning and delivering a twelve hour minimum action learning intervention. They will have to devise appropriate materials and resources. They will also gather feedback to allow them to reflect on their performance in order to identify development needs and plan improvements to action learning facilitation practice.
- Negotiate an action learning intervention with clients and other stakeholders
- Design and deliver an action learning intervention
- Appropriate action learning styles and methods
- Analyse and select materials and information to support action learning
- Strategies for building effective relationships
- Behaviours to encourage social interaction, openness, honesty and trust
- Reflect on and review own action learning facilitation practice in order to improve