Ruth Cook, Director of Action Learning Associates (ALA), is an independent management consultant and trainer, with over 20 years’ experience of working on leadership and management development across public and voluntary sectors in the UK and internationally.
Ruth set up ALA 15 years ago to meet the growing demand for action learning and continues to develop and champion action learning throughout the UK. The company now has 21 Associates and is widely recognised as the leading provider of training for action learning facilitators in the UK cultural and voluntary sectors. Ruth regularly delivers ILM endorsed training for action learning facilitators in the UK and overseas and now offers training in virtual action learning for ALA trained facilitators.
Ruth also facilitates cross sector action learning sets for chief executives, directors and senior managers as well as in-house action learning sets. ALA delivers core skills training for facilitators, peer consultancy sets for experienced facilitators, virtual action learning sets for global teams, supervision groups for coaches and project management programmes using the action learning process.
Ruth also provides consultancy on strategic planning and team and board development. She frequently facilitates boards and senior management teams in voluntary organisations and public sector bodies and regularly works abroad for international non-governmental organisations.
Ruth has an MBA, is a qualified MBTI assessor, an Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) approved trainer and an Associate of the National School of Government.