What’s the structure?

The Action Learning Set Facilitator programme comprises several elements, including a facilitated 3-day development and orientation programme; action learning set facilitation; structured buddy observation and feedback opportunities; and practice supervision groups. 

Once selected, applicants will undertake a 3-day development and orientation programme delivered by NHS GMTS faculty. After this, you will work in pairs and lead a Learning Set of your own whilst being supported in your development by another ALS facilitator working as your ‘buddy’. You, in turn, will be the developer working as a ‘buddy’ to another colleague. 

There will also be regular practice supervision meetings led by our experienced faculty to support you in your role and to help you hone your ALS skills.

What are the time commitments?

After the initial online application, a shortlisting process will take place and candidates will be invited to attend an interview in the summer/early autumn. 

All applicants must be able to commit to the sessions below: 

  • 3-day Facilitator development event – likely November/December 2024, venue TBC.
  • 1st ALS meeting day – likely January 2025, venue TBC 
  • 2nd ALS meeting (full day) – Q1 2025 – regional based, organised by yourself.
  • 1st Facilitator peer supervision – Q1 2025 – regional based, organised with regional leaders.

We will confirm the exact dates of the above following a successful outcome of your application.

In addition to the dates above, you will need to commit to a further 24 days over 2 years (including 2 study days, 30 days in total) in the period October 2024 to September 2026 (these additional dates are flexible and set locally with your individual groups). This is to ensure that the ALS required elements of the programme and appropriate ongoing developmental support of the faculty are fully met. 

If you have any queries please email our GMTS education team at: [email protected]

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