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Brisbane ALARA Conversation - A conversation with Bob Dick. Building relationships, crafting agreement from disagreement

  • Thursday, 30th March 2017 at 5:30pm - 8pm
    Location: 2/27 Jordan Terrace, Bowen Hills, Qld, Australia

    ALARA_Flyer_Bob_March_2017.doc

Free Mindfulness and Reflection workshop

  • Monday, 27th March 2017 at 9:30am - 12:30pm
    Location: Wynnum, Qld, Australia

    Pathway to clarity, calm, focus, productivity and well-being. 

    Learn Mindfulness…

Brisbane ALARA Conversation - Planning for 2017

  • Thursday, 2nd March 2017 at 5:30pm - 8pm Sunday, 2nd April
    Location: Moreno Collegium, Coorparoo, Brisbane, Qld, Australia


    Dear ALARA friends,

    Welcome to another year of ALARA Conversations!

    To…

Virtual Participation - Collaborative Action Research Network Study Day

  • Saturday, 4th February 2017 at 10am - 4pm
    Location: Virtual Participation

    VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION

    Are you a values-driven practitioner-researcher who wants…

AEROL Action Research and Evaluation online course - Mid February - late May 2017

Posted by Lynn, Thursday, 8th December 2016 @ 6:19pm


  • Would you like to undertake a 14-session course in action research?  It's Areol, action research and evaluation on line.

    Sponsored by ALARA, it is conducted by email.  After an introduction to action research, it offers several sessions on ways of increasing participation.  This is followed by sessions on research quality.  An action-research style of evaluation is then discussed.

    The course is offered twice a year and revised each time it is conducted.  The next course runs from mid-February until late May 2017.  Some orientation material will be sent to participants in very early February 2017.

    You can examine an earlier and less complete version of the course on the web at http://www.aral.com.au/areol/

    To subscribe email Bob Dick bd@bigpond.net.au and ask for a subscription form.

Brief for First global assembly local workshops prior to the Global Assembly for Knowledge Democracy, 17 June 2017, Cartagena, Colombia.

Posted by Lynn, Friday, 2nd December 2016 @ 9:44am

  •  The purpose of the brief below is to help you prepare and run regional/local workshops prior to the Global Assembly for Knowledge Democracy, which has been convened around the question: To what extent can epistemological, ideological and political differences be reconciled in the interest of a sustainable and socially just world? 

    For information about what workshops should look like and the submission process please read the attached flyer. Workshop submissions close on 30 April 2017.  

    Global Assembly.Participatory Workshops.pdf

     

     


     

     

Summary of GCWAL/ALARA Learning for Change and Innovation World Congress

Posted by Lynn, Tuesday, 15th November 2016 @ 9:12am

  • The Global Centre for Work Applied Learning (GCWAL) and ALARA Congress in Adelaide South Australia, was a great success. Over 100 delegates attended the event on 7 - 9 November, with many countries represented, including UK, Israel, South Africa, New Zealand and of course, Australia.


    Presentations included:

    • An Action Research Action Learning (ARAL) Continuous Improvement Approach in the Australian Defence Industry
    • A School's Own Adaptation of Action Learning
    • Helping You Helping Me. Facilitating Wellbeing following Critical Incidents in Health Care
    • Business Action Learning Tasmania (BALT), Collaborative Action Learning for the Transition to Advanced Manufacturing
    • Capturing Enterprise Innovation through Work Based Learning

     

    Attention now turns to ARNA's Conference in Cartagena, Colombo next June and ALARA's next event later in the year - details to follow. 

ARNA 2017 & the 1st Global Assembly for Knowledge Democracy - October update

Posted by Lynn, Tuesday, 1st November 2016 @ 4:01pm

  • Greetings

    Plans are moving ahead rapidly for the June 2017 gathering in Cartagena, Colombia. ThisGlobal Update contains the most up-to-date information for the ARNA & UNALConference and the 1st Global Assembly for Knowledge Democracy.  The 5 day gathering wil take place in historic Cartagena, Colombia from 12-16 June, 2017.  Preliminary events and activities in various parts of the world will take place beginning in December 2016.  

    Warm Regards
    Lonnie Rowell

    ARNA Global Update 30 October 2016 Final r.pdf

A Conversation with Eileen Piggot-Irivine - Enhancing Credibility of Action Research How an international evaluation of AR is aiming to show precursors, processes, outcomes and impacts

  • Thursday, 22nd September 2016 at 5:30pm - 8pm
    Location: Moreno Collegium, Coorparoo, Brisbane, Qld, Australia

    Information about the presentation is available in this flyer. 
    PiggotIrvine ALARA…

The ALARA 2016 Annual General Meeting has commenced

Posted by Lynn, Thursday, 1st September 2016 @ 8:43am

  • The ALARA 2016 Annual General Meeting has commenced and will conclude at 12am (midnight) 14 September (Australian Eastern Standard Time). 

    To attend, please go to the ALARA website and Sign In. Once signed in, please go to www.alarassociation.org/pages/about-us/annual-general-meetings/alara-2016-agm or click on the News item announcing the AGM on the front page of the website

    When you open the AGM page on the website, you will be invited to register and vote by opening a Survey Monkey questionnaire. Only by completing this questionnaire will your attendance be recorded, so please complete that questionnaire.

ARNA 2017 Planners Issue Global Assembly Brief and Call to Participate

Posted by Lynn, Thursday, 11th August 2016 @ 12:20pm

Conversation with Angela Ballard - Emergent theory from action research praxis: How do I make sense of this?

  • Thursday, 1st September 2016 at 5:30pm - 8pm
    Location: Moreno Collegium, Coorparoo, Brisbane, Qld, Australia

    Angela Ballard ALARA 1.9.16.doc.docx

The Call for Nominations for the ALARA 2016 AGM is now closed

Posted by Lynn, Wednesday, 3rd August 2016 @ 10:11am

  • ALARA will hold an electronic AGM in the first two weeks of September 2016.  The call for nominations for membership of the Management Committee is now open, closing 5pm on Monday 15 August

    Please read the description of the roles at the end of the form and ensure, if nominating that you are in a position to fulfil the responsibilities as described. 

    Please note: you may get a Word message on opening it - please click on "Enable Content" so that you can complete the form.


    Michelle Redman-Maclaren
    Constitutional Secretary

Action Learning Workshop with Bob Dick

  • Thursday, 15th September 2016 (all day), Friday, 16th September 2016 (all day)
    Location: Brisbane, Qld, Australia

    This year, Bob Dick's annual "Action learning" workshop is in Brisbane on 
    15-16…

Brisbane ALARA Conversation - The Art and Science of Working with Structure and Flexibility

  • Thursday, 7th July 2016 at 5:30pm - 8pm
    Location: Moreno Collegium, Coorparoo, Brisbane, Qld, Australia


     A Conversation with Sara Branch

     

     The Art and Science of…

Week in Dialogue with the Hilary Bradbury and Bill Torbet - open to anyone in the world and free!

  • Monday, 13th June 2016 at 12am - 11:30pm Friday, 17th June
    Location: Taos Online Community Virtual Space

    Join authors Hilary Bradbury and Bill…

Enrolments are now open for a free AREOL (Action research and evaluation online) email based course

  • Monday, 4th July 2016 at 9am
    Location: Online

     
    Areol, action research and evaluation on line, is a ALARA-sponsored 14-session free…

Brisbane ALARA Conversation - The Art and Science of Working with Structure and Flexibility

  • Thursday, 7th July 2016 at 5:30pm - 8pm
    Location: Moreno Collegium, Coorparoo, Brisbane, Qld, Australia

    Sara Branch, a Collective Impact…

A Conversation with Diana Seekers The ART of Supervision Containment, Reflective practice and Action Learning for Staff Support

  • Thursday, 9th June 2016 at 5:30pm - 8pm
    Location: Moreno Collegium, Coorparoo, Brisbane, Qld, Australia

    See attached flyer for details Di Seekers ALARA 9.6.2016.docx

Action Research Master Class

  • Saturday, 16th April 2016 (all day), Sunday, 17th April 2016 (all day)
    Location: Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld, Australia

    Bob Dick and Professor Marcus Francis have kindly agreed to give a 2 day Master class at…


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