BALT – Business Action Learning Tasmania &
The Action Learning Institute – Australia
Business Action Learning Tasmania (BALT) Ltd is a registered Australian charity whose purpose is to advance education by delivering action learning programs in workplaces, education institutions and the community. BALT evolved from an inter-company action learning program facilitated by the Action Learning Institute in Tasmania in 2010. Senior management from the companies involved organised and established BALT to continue the learning in the region. Since then, eight programs involving 18 companies have been completed. Representatives from participating companies have played a leading role, with long-term support from the Tasmanian Government, through Skills Tasmania, the Workforce Development arm of the Department of State Growth. Since incorporation, BALT has been commissioned by the Tasmanian government to work with small to medium businesses, addressing ‘wicked problems’ such as regional employment growth and responses to climate change, and to develop a ‘whole of organisation’ approach to action learning.
The Action Learning Institute (ALI) is a private research and training organisation based in Adelaide, South Australia and Launceston, Tasmania. ALI has developed unique systems for outcomes-based assessment of competency, demonstrated through action learning. The Action Learning Institute is a registered training organisation under the Australian National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 (Provider no. 40676) and is believed to be the first educational institution to award nationally recognised qualifications entirely through action learning. Their proprietary software integrates digital technologies to map evidence of competency to performance criteria in the Australian Vocational Education and Training Framework.
Skills for Care
Skills for Care is an England-wide organisation that helps create a well-led, skilled and valued adult social care workforce by supporting adult social care employers to deliver what the people they support need and what commissioners and regulators expect. They closely, with the 48,000-plus organisations to help them get the best from their most valuable resource – their people. With over 18 years’ experience in workforce development and working as a delivery partner for the Department of Health and Social Care as well as other related services such as health and housing; they provide practical support to helps leaders and managers recruit develop and lead their staff and retain them from entry level right through to senior leadership and management roles.
Our partnership started in 2012 and involves building internal capacity within social care organisations to improve practice through action learning. Through the Department of Health grant funding, we partnered on a 4-year contract to deliver action learning facilitation training to over 700 social work professionals across England.
In early 2019, we will support Skills for Care on the delivery of a Department for Education funded national innovation project to support social work employers in developing and implementing best-practice in the delivery of the ASYE programme. ASYE is an employer-led, induction programme, helping newly qualified Social Workers transition from initial qualification into frontline practice. Through our partnership, we are training and provide ongoing support to 120 social work professionals so that they embed action learning within their organisation and across the profession . We will also use action learning to develop communities of practice across the profession to further explore and address the ongoing challenges of developing and implementing best practice in the delivery of the ASYE induction programme across England.
For more information about Skills for Care please go to www.skillsforcare.org.uk
Founded in 2005, GENE100 is the leading provider of Action Learning services in China, which help to develop better leadership pipelines, organizational capabilities & performance for clients. GENE100 has an exclusive focus on action learning research and practices.
Working with strategic partners, GENE100 provides services to more than 200 state-owned enterprises, joint ventures, multi-national companies and large private organizations in China. Our clients include most Chinese enterprises in World Fortune 500, like COFCO, State Grid , Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, China Construction Bank, China Mobile Communications, China United Network Communication, Lenovo Group, China Datong,
Our partnership with Gene100 based in Beijing was developed to build leadership capacity and capability within Beijing state owned enterprises. Our role was to both deliver leadership programmes and building an internal capacity within Gene100 to so that they could continue to run our endorsed programmes as part of our partnership.
Through our partnership, we have worked with 20 national and multi-national organisations and delivered training to over 200 senior leaders in the health, food, further and higher education, banking, property and technology companies.