Multi Class Course
Working in the capacity of a middle manager is always tricky and sometimes feeling very lonely. This course is designed to help managers overcome challenges and learn new strategies to apply in the workplace. We will use Action Learning Sets to help dive into challenges that are preventing the participants from achieving their goals.
For this course to be successful it is important the those on the course commit to attending each session, be willing to participate actively and be open to using active listening. In the Action Learning Sets, we will follow some specific protocols to help the group move the discussion and reflect on different ideas and options to approach each other's challenges.
In the first session, we will review the different components of an Action Learning Set and do some simple ice breakers to help the group get to know one another. Depending upon time and experience we may be able to go through a short Action Learning Set so that the group gets the feel of the technique.
In the subsequent sessions, we will engage in the Action Learning Set with participants sharing their challenges and collectively identifying ideas for a solution.
In the last session we will reflect on the process and perhaps the group will want to continue on with the process so then we can discuss future steps thereafter.
This course is self-contained - all you need to do is show up, have your camera and mic on and be ready to participate. After the session, you will have some new tools to apply in your workplace. You will be asked to prepare one problem of practice for the team of participants to address- this will be your only homework task.
Teacher Expertise Mara has over 25 years of experience in education and 20 years in leadership roles. Academically she holds a PhD in Urban Leadership, Masters in Education and a BA in Politics. Professionally she has lead teams of school leaders along with leading her own schools for over 15 years. Most recently she lead a teacher training programme in the UK and now is working with other non-profits with writing their school leader training modules.
In relation to this course- Mara has facilitated over 100 Action Learning Sets in the US and UK working across a variety of sectors. She is a believer in this process and uses it herself with a peer-peer network group in the UK.
Each Learned.Live teacher is awarded a 4 star review for every one of their courses we have approved, in line with our assessment. This is why some teachers will display more than one 4 star review from Learned.Live if they have had multiple courses rigorously assessed by our team. We would not approve a course application if we did not feel it warranted a default 4 star review. Teacher star ratings are an average of each of their courses star ratings and will become modified as more students review their course(s) over time