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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 lasts 90 minutes and take place on the Zoom platfrom. This includes time for the 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.

CAFE IFAL: Practitioner Workshops

The Café IFAL virtual discussion forum is a place where Action Learning practitioners can share their experiences of using Action Learning in real situations. Everyone who comes along is encouraged to contribute to the debate in an informal ‘café’ atmosphere. The purpose of the forum is to join together to create, develop, and support communities of Action Learning practitioners around the world, and to learn and share with each other.

The format of this virtual event includes a brief presentation of a particular piece of Action Learning practice, followed by open discussion where we share related experience and create opportunities to learn with and from each other.

Sessions last 90 minutes and take place on the Zoom platform.  

Numbers are limited to 20 people. 

Costs are £10 for members and £20 for non-members. 

All fees go towards hosting further events

Our next Cafe IFAL: Practitioners Workshop will be announced soon.

Upcoming events

    • 8 Dec 2021
    • 16:00
    • Online in Zoom




    On Gratitude 

    John O’Neil from California will be in conversation with Yury Boshyk 

    8th December 2021 at 09.00 – 10.00 PST / 16.00 BST online (Zoom) 


    John O’Neil from California will join us in an IFAL in Conversation event on 8 December, 2021 at 9am PST/16:00 BST to discuss how gratitude, throughout our lives and in these difficult times, can play a healing role and move us on to a greater appreciation of those who have helped us and continue to do so. 

    As we know, the expression of gratitude is a fundamental aspect of Action Learning, especially as practiced in Action Learning sets. He is also very much aligned to the philosophy and principles espoused by Reg Revans and other pioneers of Action Learning.  

    O’Neil is the author of several influential books such as The Paradox of Success: When Winning at Work Means Losing at Life, Grace, and Leaderships Aikido.  He’ll be discussing his new book Life: The Whole Enchilada: A Gratitude Memoir in which he takes us along on an inspiring learning journey. O’Neil introduces us to the many teachers, mentors, “character shapers”, and “wisdom carriers” who have influenced him, through his personal encounters with them. Among these were Eleanor Roosevelt, Abraham Maslow, Jonas Salk, and Nelson Mandela. He helped Mandela spread a culture of innovation and learning across the new government of South Africa. O’Neil has also provided counsel for many others, including the late Anita Roddick, and Andy Grove -- and continues to do so for a new generation of leaders throughout the world. 

    In the book, O’Neil suggests what might be learned by adopting his curiosity-driven approach to life, beginning with, “Magic is everywhere for the asking and miracles abound, especially in nature. Keep looking, asking, and honoring everyone who teaches you.” He also encourages readers to examine their own lives, offering ways to help them capture their own accumulated experiences and wisdom and provides a guide on how to write their own “gratitude memoir”. 

    For more about John, please see: 

    We invite you to join us online via Zoom for a thought-provoking presentation. Register above and a zoom link will be provided prior to the event. 



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