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ALARA member – the Melbourne Action Research Issues Association – celebrates its 30th anniversary

The Action Research Issues Association (ARIA), a long-time organisational member of ALARA, will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Saturday 28th April 2018 when members gather in the same city venue (Café Yamato) in which ARIA's inaugural incorporation meeting was held on the same date in 1988. 

Posted on Saturday, 14 April, 2018 - 08:09

Call for papers for Vol 24 No 1 issue of ALARj

Call for papers for ALARJ Vol 24, Issue 1, 2018

The Action Learning Action Research Association Inc (ALARA) invites you to submit a paper with a view to publication in our up-and-coming first issue for 2018. The issue will be a general issue (no special theme).

The deadline to upload your paper is 31 March 2018.

How to make a submission:

Posted on Saturday, 24 February, 2018 - 09:52

Call for Papers Action Research at ISSS2018

The 2018 Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences will be held July 22 – 27, 2018 at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon USA, on the theme:
“Innovation and Optimization in Nature and Design”
The Action Research SIG invites ISSS members to submit papers for presentation at the conference associated with The 62nd Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences.

Posted on Monday, 29 January, 2018 - 12:25

20% Member discount on book - Conferences as Sites of Learning and Development: Using participatory action learning and action research approaches

Grounded in the methodologies of participatory action learning and action research, and drawing on the established concepts of the Learning Societyand theLearning Organisation, this book outlines and expands upon the concept of the Learning Conference.

Posted on Wednesday, 22 November, 2017 - 15:57

CARN 2017 Conference

CARN has had a hugely successful conference in Crete where their hosts provided all participants the most wonderful hospitality.

Keynotes were by Andy Townsend, Sofia Avgitidou and Michael Wright - all inspirational in entirely different ways. Members of Regional CARN groups - Greek, Portuguese-speaking, Norwegian, German-speaking and Dutch - colleagues joined the event sharing details of their activities - including a conference in December 2017 in Brazil to be hosted by the Portuguese-speaking group.

Posted on Thursday, 9 November, 2017 - 15:35

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ALARA presents  A Conversation with Ron Passfield, PhD - Director, Merit Solutions. Action Learning and Action Research for Mental Health in the Workplace

When: Thu, 10/05/2018
Where: Restaurant, Yeronga Village, 15 Cansdale St, Yeronga Qld 4104

Abstract:

Posted on Thursday, 22 March, 2018 - 12:00

A Conversation with Professor Lesley Wood, NWU, South Africa - Participatory Action Learning and Action Research (PALAR) for Community-based Research in a Developing Economic Context

When: Thu, 01/03/2018
Where: Restaurant, Yeronga Village, 15 Cansdale St, Yeronga Qld 4104

ALARA presents
 A Conversation with Professor Lesley Wood, NWU, South Africa

Participatory Action Learning and Action Research (PALAR) for Community-based Research in a Developing Economic Context

Abstract:

Posted on Wednesday, 14 February, 2018 - 20:31

Action Research Track at European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM), Reykjavik, Iceland, 20 June -23 June 2018

We are organizing a Special Track at the European Academy of Management (EURAM) conference being held in Reykjavik, Iceland from 20 to 23rd June 2018 http://euramonline.org/annual-conference-2018 More information on the track is available at http://euramonline.org/component/phocadownload/category/39-2018-conference.html?download=491:sig-10 and the track is titled Making a Difference: Action Research and Engaged

Posted on Monday, 6 November, 2017 - 10:46

Brisbane ALARA Group

Brisbane ALARA Group

You are invited to this year’s Christmas Party to be held at Ortrun’s new home. Everyone is welcome with partners and friends, also from interstate and overseas if you happen to be in Brisbane.

Posted on Monday, 9 October, 2017 - 15:58

A Conversation with John Hanley - Action Learning Action Research Potpourri of Processes

When: Thu, 21/09/2017
Where: 2/27 Jordan Terrace, Bowen Hills, Qld, Australia

Potpourri comprises a mixture of dried petals or roses or other flowers with spices etc. kept in a jar or other container for the fragrance. Participants attending this conversation are invited to share examples of processes they use for effective action learning/action research (leading to fragrant outcomes)! What processes work well for: relationship building - forming action learning sets; planning for improvement; working with non-participatory participants; data collection; reflection; overcoming barriers etc.

Posted on Friday, 1 September, 2017 - 11:03

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