News and Events

ALARA Conversations - Brisbane Group - My Way or the Highway - Margaret Fletcher

Understanding me so I can understand you

Why do people fail to accept our wisdom, ignore our advice and continue to make mistakes?. More details.

Date: Thursday, 25 July
Time: 5.30 pm to 8.00 pm
Venue: The Village Yeronga

Posted on Sunday, 7 July, 2019 - 16:26

ALARA Conversations - Brisbane Group - The Power of Stories and The Story Cookbook - Dr Cathryn Lloyd

Stories and storytelling have emerged as powerful creative processes for communication and change across personal, organisational and community contexts. In this ALARA session, we will explore the power of stories for making connections and building relationships More Details.

Posted on Sunday, 9 June, 2019 - 17:46

AREOL - Action research and evaluation on line - July 2019 Course Commencement

Twice a year ALARA offers a free 15-week online course on action research and evaluation. The next program begins in mid-July, with orientation material sent out in early July. The course is run by email.

If you decide to subscribe to it, email Bob Dick for subscription details. He will subscribe and welcome you. His email is bd[at]

Posted on Wednesday, 5 June, 2019 - 22:16

ALARA Conversations - Brisbane Group - Goondeen - Bill Synnot and Dr Albert Holt

A Conversation with Bill Synnot and Albert Holt


Date: 5:30 - 8:00 pm, 23 May 2019     Location: Yeronga Village, Yeronga, Queensland
Cost: Free - sponsored by Yeronga Village Management
R.S.V.P.: Please email Judith Anderson on Judith4802[at] by Sunday 19 May 2019 - More Details.

Posted on Sunday, 12 May, 2019 - 14:46

ALARA Conversations - Brisbane Group - Lesley Wood

A Conversation with Lesley Wood, North-West University, South Africa

Doing Action Research that Matters: Translating a South African Experience to Australia

Date: 5:30 - 8:00 pm, 11 April 2019     Location: Yeronga Village, Yeronga Queensland
Cost: Free - sponsored by Yeronga Village Management

Posted on Sunday, 31 March, 2019 - 15:05



Free email base action research course sponsored by ALARA

When: Mon, 03/07/2017 to Mon, 30/10/2017
Where: Web based program

Areol, Action research and evaluation on line, is a 14-session course conducted by email.  It was formerly a for-credit postgraduate course at Southern Cross University.  Now, without its examination component, it is open to all.
Areol is offered twice a year.  The next 2017 program will run from early July to late October.  You can examine an earlier and partial version of the course on the web at

Posted on Wednesday, 7 June, 2017 - 17:40

ALARA Conversation with Laura Graham - Building High Performing Teams

When: Thu, 25/05/2017
Where: 2/27 Jordan Terrace, Bowen Hills, Qld, Australia

Laura and the team at Pockets of Brilliance work with organisations to build effective, high performing teams. Having recently been introduced to the Action Learning and Action Research world Laura has begun incorporating some of the principles into her team coaching sessions.

Posted on Monday, 15 May, 2017 - 19:59

ARNA 2017 Conference 1st Global Assembly for Knowledge Democracy

When: Mon, 12/06/2017 to Fri, 16/06/2017
Where: Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

This 5-day gathering will take place in historic Cartagena, Colombia from 12-16 June, 2017.  The theme will be Participation and Democratization of Knowledge: New Convergences for Reconciliation. Preliminary events and activities in various part of the world will take place beginning in December 2016. Early Bird registration closes on 15 April 2017.  For more information and registration visit

Posted on Tuesday, 28 March, 2017 - 11:33

Brisbane ALARA Conversation - A conversation with Bob Dick

When: Thu, 06/04/2017
Where: 2/27 Jordan Terrace, Bowen Hills, Qld, Australia

Building relationships, crafting agreement from disagreement

Though it was a hard lesson, Bob eventually learned that relationships are important. When they are sound, everything else is easier. For an educator, a facilitator, coach or change consultant, developing and maintaining good relationships provides a sound foundation for effective work.

In this conversation we’ll examine processes for building relationships and, as necessary, managing disagreement.

Posted on Monday, 27 March, 2017 - 18:01