allocating time

With an ever-increasing pressure on time and resources many Action Learning Sets (ALS) are now half-day sessions.  An on-going debate with fellow facilitators is therefore about how to divide time within a Set.

There are two main approaches. The first is allocating equal time, where , as the name implies, everyone has an equal amount of time to work on their chosen topic. The second is a “ bid for time” approach where time is allocated based on who has a pressing topic they want to work on in the session and how much time they want. If a number of people want time the set considers the requests and prioritises them. From this they then agree the amount of time and running order. In this approach there may only be two or three people who present.

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