CHS can support action learning for a single organization, a community collaborative, or a state or national collaborative. We facilitate action learning in a variety of formats depending on the project aims and context. Formats include:
Action Learning Workshops. Action learning workshops are focused sessions in which participants engage in rapid learning and design to solve specific challenges. Workshops can be conducted virtually or onsite, and may range from 90 minutes to most of a day depending on the content.
Action Learning Programs. Action learning programs include a series of workshops for topics that require more than a single session, plus strategy coaching and technical assistance between the workshops. The timeframe is typically a few weeks or months.
Action Learning Collaboratives. In an action learning collaborative, teams from multiple organizations come together to learn and apply effective strategies for achieving shared goals. A collaborative typically includes a series of learning sessions supplemented with strategy coaching, technical assistance, tools, and online resources. The timeframe for a learning collaborative can run from a few months to a year of longer.
Action Learning Networks. While action learning collaboratives are focused on engaging teams around common goals, action learning networks are designed to engage diverse individuals in exchanging insights and ideas in specific topic areas. For example, elevation is an action learning network for individuals interested in community health innovation.