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Conference Poster

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Action Learning


A poster presentation at the RCSI International Education Forum, July 2012.


This poster outlines how action learning sets were used to support organisational change initiatives as part of a Master’s programme.

Evaluations were carried out from the students’ perspectives (n= 102) via the ALSE tool1. Focus groups (two) were held with thirteen facilitators, who were all healthcare professionals at a senior level in their own organisations. Data was analysed by Microsoft Excel for the survey and via content analysis for the focus group meetings.

Students communicated with their facilitators and members by email or chat rooms at least once between meetings. They were focused on progressing their change projects and came prepared with outputs they hoped to achieve from the process.


Health and Medical Administration | Medicine and Health Sciences


Joyce PJ. Action Learning- a process which supports organisational change initiatives. Poster session presented at: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland International Education Forum; 2012 July 2-6; Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin: 2012.