AGM 2007

ALAR Conversation -Turning Teachers On (to ICT) A metacognitive approach to developing agency with ICT, Brisbane, 22/3 5.30-8pm

22 Mar 2012 - 5:30pm
22 Mar 2012 - 8:00pm

The first Brisbane ALAR Conversation for this year is by Gina Blackberry, a Ph.D candidate from the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University. Turning Teachers On (to ICT). See Attached flyer for further details.

Gina will share with participants the reflective insights and new understandings she and her co-researcher developed during an action research approach to professional learning that allowed systematic inclusion of the dilemma and possible players as outlined in the flyer.

Venue is the Moreno Collegium, 45 Clarence Street, Coorparoo from 5.30pm - 8.00pm.

International Conference Interprofessional Partnership: Improvement for Global Health Outcomes, 5-7 September 2012, Thailand

5 Sep 2012 - 8:00am
7 Sep 2012 - 5:00pm

Abstracts are now being accepted and registration is now open for the “Interprofessional Partnership: Improvement for Global Health Outcomes” conference! Abstracts will be accepted until 31 March 2012, midnight (GMT+7 Chiang Mai, Thailand) and the conference will take place from 5-7 September 2012 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Visit to submit an abstract or to register. For further details see attachment.

Interchange Workshop Program 2012, Bob Dick, Brisbane

23 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
21 Oct 2012 - 5:00pm

This is to let you know about my workshop program for the year, and some other activities. It is to give you (or your colleagues and clients) a chance to note any relevant dates in your diary.

The official "Interchange" workshop program is now on the web at The workshops mentioned there are:

28-29 April Culture, story and change

23-24 June Foundations of facilitation

25-26 August Advanced facilitation

20-21 October Action learning.

I also plan to offer the "Culture, story and change" workshop in Perth and Melbourne, in those venues cofacilitated with Andrew Rixon. Venue, dates and fees are yet to be decided.

Christmas function for ALARA, Brisbane 15/12 6pm

15 Dec 2011 - 6:00pm
15 Dec 2011 - 8:00pm

ALARA is planning a Christmas get together at Ortrun's place on Thursday 15 December from 6.00pm. If you are planning to join the festivities please contact Joan Bulcock on 07 3374 1957.


A Conversation with Greg Nathan, Brisbane, Qld, Australia - 9 November

9 Nov 2011 - 12:30am

Dear All

For our last conversation for the year, Greg Nathan will present a case study on the learning processes used at a recent Summit for field managers in franchise systems, and some of the research he has conducted on what drives the success of small business people operating within franchise systems. Please see the attached flyer for more detail.

The venue will be
the Moreno Collegium at 45 Clarence Road, Coorparoo, near the train line,
times are from 5.30pm to 8.00pm
Drinks and nibbles will be provided for the small investment of $20.00 which can be paid at the door.

Please let us know you are coming.

Learning how to learn in higher education. Conference, Clifton Campus, Nottingham Trent University, UK, 12 November.

12 Nov 2011 - 10:30am

This is a cordial invitation to attend a conference about

Learning how to learn in higher education: Students do action research to improve their practice as learners

The conference is about an innovative way of enabling new undergraduate students to learn how to learn in higher education. It is based on the INQUIRY INTO LEARNING (IIL) approach which is presented in the new
Routledge publication: Developing Inquiry for Learning. A personal copy of the book will be sent to you before the conference. It describes and explains the approach and demonstrates its application and development.

Action Learning Workshop with Bob Dick, Brisbane, Australia - 22-23 October

22 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
23 Oct 2011 - 5:00pm

This year my annual two-day action learning workshop is on the weekend of 22-23 October. As usual, it will be an experiential and involving workshop addressing practical concepts, processes and skills.

The fee is $660, or $550 if paid in full before 5 October. A few $330 bursaries are available for deserving cases.

Why action learning? Evaluations of action learning programs have found them a low cost and high impact alternative to conventional training.

I'm also interested in its suitability for leadership development, and for helping organisations to become less bureaucratic and more resilient. These will be emphases at the workshop, together with attention to the practicalities of setting up an effective action learning program.

Advanced Facilitation Workshop - Bob Dick, Brisbane, Australia 20-21 August 2011

20 Aug 2011 - 9:00am
21 Aug 2011 - 5:00am

On the weekend of 20-21 August I'm offering my annual two-day workshop on
advanced facilitation skills. It's priced at $660 (or $550 if paid in full
by 4 August). For deserving cases we offer a small number of half price

The workshop is intended for people who already have some facilitation
experience. This may be as consultants or facilitators, or as team leaders
or educators with a facilitative leadership style.

I'll be responsive to the needs of actual participants. However, I
anticipate that there will be a mix or theory, discussion, and practice in a
supportive environment.

ALAR Conversation, Brisbane, 14 July

14 Jul 2011 - 5:30am
14 Jul 2011 - 8:00am

Dear All

Bob Dick will be presenting our next Conversation/Seminar on 14 July at Moreno Collegium.

Bob will be discussing “Action Learning for Building Resilience”. He will offer some ways of using action learning to deal with unexpected surprises in store for your organisaton.

See attached flyer for more details. I look forward to seeing you there.
Warm regards

The Professional Work of Early Years Educators Every Moment Counts, Liverpool, UK 23 June 2011

23 Jun 2011 - 12:30am

The Centre for the Child and the Family at Liverpool Hope University invites you to a practitioner-led conference on 23rd June 2011, which disseminates the findings of a Collaborative Inquiry focusing on the question: “How can we, individually and collectively, integrate research and practice to improve the wellbeing of children?”

This project, led by Dr Joan Walton and Janice Darkes-Sutcliffe, takes an innovative action research approach to professional development.

The aim of the project is:

To demonstrably improve the wellbeing of children and young people through the facilitation of a collaborative inquiry with practitioners and managers who ask and respond to the questions:

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