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IFAL in Conversation: Transcending the Role: Personal Transformation of Action Learning Facilitators

  • 22 Sep 2021
  • 13:00 - 14:30
  • online with Zoom


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Transcending the Role: Personal Transformation of Action Learning Facilitators

Rosetta (Rose) Pillay from South Africa will be in conversation with Yury Boshyk

22 September, 2021 at 13:00 -14.30 BST online (Zoom)


Please join us for the first ever “IFAL in Conversation” between Rosetta (Rose) Pillay from South Africa and IFAL Executive Member, Yury Boshyk about her experiences and new book. “Growing through Reflection. A Journal for Action Learning Facilitators” (2021).

Rose and Yury will be exploring Rose’s Action Learning journey, including the writing of her guided reflection journal for Action Learning facilitators.

In the introduction to her journal/book Rose has the following comments:

“Often we overlook those facilitators, mentors, coaches and advisors and teachers who extend themselves for the sake of our development, without considering their personal desire for the same. Therefore, this journal is designed to serve the self-mastery journey of Action Learning Facilitators. The aim is for you to feel energised and humbled by the process, while approaching the idea that your presence awakens learning in a space where stillness is your primary facilitation tool.”

The journal’s objective is “to capture the fullness of your experience as an Action Learning Facilitator" It addresses 10 themes: Resplendently you, An Inner ‘knowing’, Surrendering to the process, Respectful observer, Freedom through questions, Acknowledging greatness, Meaningful connectivity, A Pensive way of being, Rudiments of courage, Synchronised with purpose--and concludes with Beyond the set. For each theme there is a QR code to expand on the content, including personal activities for a deeper expression of Self as well as reflection questions.

A short video is available here

Rosetta (Rose) Pillay is the Regional L&D Advisor for Africa (British High Commission).  She was formerly Head of Leadership Development (Industrial Development Corporation), and Head of School – Leadership Faculty, Chief Advisor – Executive Development as well as Finance Manager at Eskom. Most recently, she is the Founder and Managing Director of her consultancy, Panacea Hedging.

Rose has a PhD (Action Learning), M Com (Leadership Studies), BCom Honours (Accounting) and is accredited as an Integrative Enneagram Practitioner, ILS Master Coach, and Action Learning Facilitator for Managers. 


IFAL in Conversation is a new style of live online event that connects the best current Action Learning thinking, writing or practice, from around the world in an engaged informal format.

The event will last 90 minutes and include time for a conversation, Q&A with the audience, followed by small breakout rooms for reflection and further discussion. The event will be recorded and made available to IFAL members in the Resources area of the IFAL website.

If you are interested in participating please sign up here.

Our next event will launch  "IFAL Presents" on 3rd November at 13.00 GMT with Alaa Garad and Jeff Gold. The topic is "Action Learning and the Learning Driven Business", based on their new book "The Learning Driven Business: How to Develop an Organizational Learning System" (2021) Details and registration to follow soon. 

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