News and Events

Call for Nominations for the ALARA Management Committee for 2018-2019

The 2018 ALARA AGM will be held as both an electronic meeting and a zoom meeting. The electronic section of the meeting will commence at Midnight on Thursday 6 September and conclude at 11:59 PM on Wednesday 19 September 2018. The Zoom meeting will be held on Thursday 20 September 2018. 

Posted on Sunday, 5 August, 2018 - 22:46

Dr Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt AO

I am very pleased to congratulate Prof Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt, ALARA Life Member, who was awarded an AO (Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia) in the Queen's Birthday Honours that were announced on Monday 11 June 2018.

In the Australian honours system, appointments to the Order of Australia confer the highest recognition for outstanding achievement and service, and as one of the initiators of ALARA Inc. (ALARPM Inc. at that time), the Management Committee believes that Ortrun is a very worthy recipient of this award. 

Posted on Tuesday, 12 June, 2018 - 10:16

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



A Conversation with Richard Teare Global University for Lifelong Learning

When: Thu, 20/09/2018
Where: Restaurant, Yeronga Village, 15 Cansdale St, Yeronga Qld 4104


ALARA presents
 A Conversation with Richard Teare, Global University for Lifelong Learning Can academic and community-based learning co-exist?


Posted on Thursday, 5 July, 2018 - 12:48

Brisbane Conversation - Articulating Practice Through Provenance with Dr Geof Hill and Dr Catherine Lloyd

When: Thu, 05/07/2018
Where: Residence Lounge, Yeronga Village, 15 Cansdale St, Yeronga Qld 4104

ALARA presents
 A Conversation with Dr Geof Hill and Dr Cathryn Lloyd

Articulating Practice Through Provenance 

Posted on Monday, 4 June, 2018 - 16:15

AEROL - a free 15-week online course in action research and evaluation

Mon, 16/07/2018 to Fri, 26/10/2018

Where: Online course

Twice a year ALARA sponsors a free 15-week online course on action research and 
evaluation.  The next program runs from mid-July to late October, with orientation 
material sent out in early July.  The course is conducted by email and facilitated by 
Bob Dick.
If you wish to subscribe to it, email Bob Dick for subscription details.  His email is
You can get a sense of the content and style of the course by accessing a much earlier 

Posted on Monday, 4 June, 2018 - 16:10

ALARA - A Conversation with Ian Plowman 'Evolutionary Psychology as a Lens to Understand Our World'

When: Thu, 21/06/2018
Where: Residence Lounge, Yeronga Village, 15 Cansdale St, Yeronga Qld, Australia 4104

Abstract:Evolutionary psychology provides a valuable lens for understanding certain aspects of the world.  Topics that EP has something to say about include sibling differences, human motives, academic performance, occupational role choices, creativity, innovation, organizational dysfunction, and the changing fabric of society including the decline of science, declining sensitivity to the environment, increased interest in women’s sport, narcissism, bullying, domestic violence, increases in anxiety, to name a few.  

Posted on Wednesday, 16 May, 2018 - 13:21

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


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