Community Action Learning

Bringing Corporate Social Responsibility to life through learning and development


We believe that corporations and communities can and should be brought together for mutual benefit and learning.

Impact’s Community Action Learning methodology not only makes this happen but is also the most powerful tool for learning and development that we know of.

Community Action Learning is real and consequential with outcomes that have a strong and positive influence on the motivation and productivity levels in your organisation. It provides a platform for learning that also complements your Corporate Social Responsibility strategy and enhances your organisation’s standing in the community.

How this methodology works

First we determine the development aim of the programme and whether it is part of a longer journey or a one-off event. Together we discuss your needs, what to expect, case studies and the importance of identifying the benefits to both your organisation and the community partner.

Impact uses a rigorous process to select the most suitable community partner for you. We have unrivalled knowledge, experience and connections in this area to help forge sustainable corporate-community relationships through people and organisational development.

Once the right partnership is forged, the development programme is designed to meet all parties’ needs. During the programme, Impact facilitators intervene as appropriate, ensuring review sessions draw parallels to work, based on the learning aim. These review sessions and other processes ensure that new awareness becomes real action that makes a difference back in the workplace.

Measuring success

Community Action Learning can be used for a variety of development interventions. For leadership development focused programmes, performance appraisals and staff satisfaction surveys are key indicators. On team development programmes, facilitators may challenge the team to create its own appropriate benchmarks and ensure they are relevant to the unique business situation. Feedback from your community partner is also a key factor.

Find out more about how we measure the Return on Investment of all of our solutions.

Benefits of using Community Action Learning

Individual

  • Personal effectiveness through enhanced self-awareness and the development of communication and relationship skills
  • Capabilities in leadership, teamwork, managing change and cultural integration

Organisational

  • Product innovation and organisational creativity
  • Reputation and brand integrity
  • Employee engagement
  • Stakeholder management
  • Engaged staff who are proud to be working for a socially responsible employer
  • Individuals and teams better able to work with both internal and external customers to generate targeted business results
  • Enhanced reputation in the community

Community

  • External skills and expertise
  • Tangible results
  • Increased access to resources
  • Developing wider relationships
  • Personal effectiveness through enhanced self-awareness and the development of communication and relationship skills
  • Capabilities in leadership, teamwork, managing change and cultural integration

Review our portfolio of Community Action Learning services

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