Arts Development UK

Call out for Action Learning Set Participants (Wales: Merthyr, RCT, Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan & Bridgend region)

 a2connectDeadline: Tuesday 7th March 2017
A2:CONNECT is planning to run a series of Action Learning Set Meetings across the next year and they are asking artists and teachers who are interested in taking part to get in touch with them. Action Learning is an approach to individual and organisational development. Working in small groups known as ‘sets’, people tackle important organisational issues or challenges and learn from their attempt to change things. The Action Learning Set model is a focused and structured method of interrogating an issue, and is closely facilitated by a trained ALS facilitator. It is inspired by coaching and mentoring theory, and assumes that the participant presenting their issue has all the knowledge they need to find a way forward when asked the right questions. You can find out more here:
The A2:Connect Action Learning Set will be themed around arts practice in educational contexts and we will be inviting participants to reflect on their own practice and experience of delivering projects in school settings. This is an opportunity for participants to strengthen their skills, experience and confidence. We are asking artists and teachers to put themselves forward for this opportunity, and ideally you should be actively involved in the delivery of an arts project in an educational context. You should be aware of the following parameters before you apply:

  • Each participant joins and takes part voluntarily – you can’t be sent or send anyone else in your place.
  • Participants should be committed to reflection, be willing to learn and comfortable with sharing issues and challenges.
  • Typically what is discussed in an ALS will be confidential. Participants of the Action Learning Set will set their own rules around confidentiality when the set begins.

Action Learning Sets run across a day and there will be 4 day Actions Learning Sets run across the next year. The first date will be Thursday 6th April and a further 3 dates will be set with participants once they have been selected. A2:Connect cannot offer a fee for participants or funding for supply cover, but we are offering to cover travel costs and will also provide lunch on each day.
To apply, please click the following link and fill out the google form: Application Form
You will be asked for a biography and to let A2:Connect know why you would like to take part in the Action Learning Set.