Action Learning for North East leaders

  • Are you a senior leader (CEO or senior manager) working in an organisation located in the North East?
  • Would you benefit from joining a cross sector group of other leaders, to consider more dynamic ways of solving problems; and discovering solutions tried and tested by others?
  • Do you want to sharpen your own approach to learning by developing or embedding an open, probing mind, an ability to listen, question and explore ideas?
  • Would you like the time and space to reflect on their own performance and impact to ensure that you have the right tools to realise the ambition of your organisation?

Then this exciting Action Learning Set opportunity is for you!

We are delighted that this set will be facilitated by Helen Frankenberg (Director, North East Change Centre) This opportunity will bring together 6-8 leaders drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, to develop their leadership, reflective and problem-solving skills.

Dates and Duration

The first session will take place in October 2018. The start date will be agreed with interested/selected participants. The sessions will be full days from 10 am to 4 pm and take place in Newcastle City Centre. Subsequent sessions will take place monthly or at another interval agreed by members at the first meeting.

It is expected that this ALS would last for around 8 months and include some form of training or support around the halfway mark, that would equip the participants to facilitate future action learning sets, thereby up-skilling more leaders across the North East. 


Members are expected to fully commit for the duration of the programme and sign up to the conditions and behaviors that make for a successful ALS. There will be a total of six sessions and the cost to participants is £50 per session and the course fees should be paid up front. There are also three free bursaries available on a first come first served basis. However maximum numbers are limited to 8 so do not delay if you are interested. Participants will need to pay for their own lunches. Regular reviews will be carried. Learning will be built into a written report to be shared with the North East Together: Leaders Network for Social Change and the cost to participants is £50 per session and the course fees should be paid up front. 

How to apply

Please email a short note (no more than 2 sides of A4) to by 1st October 2018 with your name, your organisation (stating which sector you work in), and some information about what you have to offer AND what you expect to get out of the action learning set. For more details please see the info document attached (PDF: 480 KB).