An Action Learning Set (ALS) is a group of people within a workplace that meet with the specific intention of solving workplace problems.

The main aim of an ALS is to come away with a set of realistic actions that will help to solve or understand the issues at hand.

Working well together – Action Learning Skills guide by Caroline Doherty (used with permission)

“The dialogue which occurs between set members within an action learning set is different from a usual social or even a work based conversation. As such it is helpful to be explicit about the values and rules which will ensure that all set members can participate fully.”

More infomation

This postcard describes the Action Learning Set tool in words and pictures.

View the NHS Knowledge Mobilisation Framework e-learning module to see an action learning set taking place.

Contact the Knowledge for Healthcare team on [email protected] for the postcard in an accessible format.