In the survey, I shared last year a number of you said that you would be interested in an online programme for people interested in deepening their learning from the conference & developing strategies to take it forward.
What I have decided to offer is Healing Solidarity themed Action Learning Circles. These are specifically for anyone working in International development who wants a space to think think through challenges in their own work in relation to the themes raised during the Healing Solidarity. More information about these circles and how to apply to join one is available here on the Healing Solidarity website.
Action Learning is a process designed to help you xxxxx and take action on the things that matter to you. I am an accredited facilitator. These sessions will be facilitated by me and each circle will meet six times between now and the end of September. Each session will last 3 hours and include a group check-in and at least two opportunities for an individual in the group to share a challenge and work through it with the group as well as a group reflection session before we close.
The circles will meet virtually so you can join from wherever you are as long as you can cope with the time zone. The sessions will run on a Wednesday afternoon (UK time) or a Thursday morning (UK time) and the first sessions will be during the week of 13th Feb and subsequently meet every 6 weeks for the next 8 months so 6 meetings in total.
If you’d like to join you need to fill in a submit this questionnaire. I want to know more about you and why you want to join so that I can make sure that the groups are well balanced and will be useful for everyone. You’ll also be able to select which time (Weds PM or Thurs AM) is best for you.
You also need to commit to all six meetings. There will be no more than 8 people in each circle. Everyone will get a chance to to share in depth about challenges in their work at least once and much of the benefit of action learning is also what you learn from hearing others in the set share their challenges and work towards solutions when they.
Participating costs £300. This will help contribute to the continuation of this work of Healing Solidarity & support me to keep making it happen. If you aren’t able to afford this amount you can still apply for a discounted place. There will be a couple of those available for each set and you will be able to indicate what you are able to pay when you apply.