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Create your own Action Learning set

Relational Dynamics 1st

Friday, 23 June 2017 from 10:00 to 17:00 (BST)

Create your own Action Learning set

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Early Bird - Individuals 5 May 2017 £105.00 £0.00
Early Bird - Organisations 5 May 2017 £130.00 £0.00
Full price - Individuals   more info Not Started £130.00 £0.00
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This course is designed for people who already have some experience of coaching, for example anyone who has undertaken one of RD1st’s half or one-day coaching workshops, including as part of the Clore Short Course, Clore Fellowship or engage Extend leadership programme. The course has been piloted with various groups over the past two years as an in-house course, and we are delighted that Yorkshire Dance have offered to host an open course in Leeds in June 2017.

The course aims to provide an opportunity to practice and refine coaching skills through Action Learning and to explore some of the ways you might use Action Learning, including by setting up your own ‘set’.

By the end of the day you will have:

  • Refreshed and recapped on core coaching skills and principles.
  • Developed an understanding of the origins, principles, uses and practices of Action Learning.
  • Practised several ‘rounds’ of Action Learning, with participants having the opportunity to facilitate a set.
  • Explored common facilitation challenges and how to handle them.
  • Begun planning how to set up an Action Learning set.

The session has a strong emphasis on practising your skills and learning from your experience – as you might expect from Action Learning! There will be a mixture of training, practice of skills and reflective sessions, as well as a short action planning session at the end to help you decide how to move forwards with your coaching practice and Action Learning.

 The topics we cover include:

  • Recap on key coaching skills and GROW
  • The origins, uses, practices and protocols of Action Learning
  • The RD1st model of Action Learning
  • The role of the facilitator in Action Learning
  • ‘Contracting’ as a group.


‘RD1st recently helped Yorkshire Dance introduce coaching skills across our team. It has been an extremely positive and supportive process for us all and we are pleased to host an opportunity for others to discover this powerful tool to support individual and business development.’

Andrea Smart, Administrative Director, Yorkshire Dance


Feedback from participants on our pilot courses:

‘Brilliant way to build on coaching skills and explore ways to take them forward to benefit workplace and beyond.’

‘A great way to freshen up your coaching skills and listening skills and fab intro to Action Learning.’

‘An excellent, thought-provoking and valuable day’



EARLY BIRDS! Catch the worm! 20% discount ends on 5th May 2017.  


We want all our courses to be as widely available as possible. Therefore, a limited number of assisted places are available to those out of work or on low incomes. Please contact us for further information.



Frequently Asked Questions

I have done an RD1st half or full day course before - what would this course offer me?

This course is designed to build on our half and one-day introductory courses. The first part of the morning session recaps the core skills and approaches and provides opportunity for you to practice and receive feedback on your coaching, extending and refreshing your experience and skills.


I have not done an RD1st half or full day course before – is this course for me? 

This course assumes some experience of coaching skills and principles, but this does not have to be through attending one of our previous courses. You may have gained this experience through Action Learning or other coaching training. The morning session starts with a recap of skills and approaches, before moving onto use Action Learning so there is an opportunity to refresh your skills and familiarize yourself with RD1st approach to coaching. 

If you have never done any coaching or Action Learning then we would advise trying one of our Introduction to Coaching one-day workshops before attending this course. 

What are my transport/parking options for getting to the event?

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Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

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Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes - if you can no longer attend then your colleague can use your ticket, but please let us know directly or by updating your booking.  

Do you have questions about Create your own Action Learning set? Contact Relational Dynamics 1st

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Yorkshire Dance
3 Saint Peter's Square
LS9 8AH Leeds
United Kingdom

Friday, 23 June 2017 from 10:00 to 17:00 (BST)

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Relational Dynamics 1st

RD1st is a specialist training company based in Lancaster and working across UK and internationally within the creative, cultural and non-profit sectors. Founded by Deb Barnard MBE, the RD1st team comprises five experienced trainers and coaches who, along with Deb herself, deliver RD1st courses and services. Clients include Arts Council England, Clore Leadership Programme, engage, Mouthy Poets, Royal Opera House, the Centre for Youth Impact, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Yorkshire Dance, Young Women’s Trust and University of Sunderland Students Union.

We offer a range of open courses from one-day workshops to fully-accredited eight-day courses, in Lancaster, Leeds and London. We also deliver all our courses as in-house training, please contact us for further details or to join our mailing list for future course.

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