IGUANA Action Learning Sets

The purpose of this document is to provide the context for running Action Learning Sets as part of the IGUANA programme in your school; to offer some simple steps for setting them up and direct you to more detailed resources and guidelines on working in this way.

pdf-iconIGUANA Action Learning Sets

Organisational Intelligence – Assignment 1: Developing a Theory of Change

This document sets out an assignment which is intended to help IGUANA users apply what they have learned from the Organisational Intelligence (OI) self-assessment and learning programme to address challenges and support innovation in their own school.
This particular Assignment covers: Developing and applying a ‘Theory of Change’

pdf-iconAssignment 1 – Developing a Theory of Change

Systems Orientation

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Systems orientation – the open-ness of the school to innovation and how it interacts with external systems

 Introduction to Systems Thinking: understanding that what is happening in a group, department or community has a relationship to the wider environment and our behaviours are affected by that.

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Technical material including readings, weblinks and other resources to deepen your knowledge.

pdf-iconSystems Orientation Further Reading

 

Groupishness

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Groupishness – how work groups operate and interact

Introduction to Groupishness: understanding group behaviour and working with identity, diversity and creativity.

pdf-iconGroupishness Module Overview
Technical material including readings, weblinks and other resources to deepen your knowledge

pdf-iconGroupishness Further Reading

 

Holding Environment

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Holding Environment – how leadership and authority works and how risk-taking and change are handled

Introduction to the concept of a holding environment: understanding how structures and systems relate to an organisation’s capacity to risk, experiment and innovate

 

pdf-iconHolding Environment Module Overview

 

Technical material including readings, weblinks and other resources to deepen your knowledge.

 

pdf-iconHolding Environment Further Reading

 

Learning in Organisations

 

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Learning in Organisations – the school’s capacity for critical review and reflection and how it learns to do better

Introduction to learning in organisations: understanding how to develop a learning organisation and how learning is helped and hindered

pdf-iconLearning Organisations Module Overview