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Opening Space to the community: action learning at a community level

Gibbs, Stephen P., Gold, Jeff, Cuthbert, Michael, Young, Stephen and Doyle, Pauline (2010) Opening Space to the community: action learning at a community level. Action Learning: Research and Practice, 7 (1). pp. 111-116. ISSN 1476-7333

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The notion of Open Space is rooted in the desire to marry moral and emotional commitment to objectives; to facilitate questions that seek change that is rooted in perceived real need. Also, an acceptance that in an increasingly complex world, shared perspective and multiplicity of opinion offers insights. It is seen as rare for individual leaders to possess sufficient knowledge to keep pace with faster changing contexts. The paper considers action learning in an Open Space event and community context viewing leadership as a complex social process.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Action-learning; leadership; leaderful-communities;
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Schools: Huddersfield Business School
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References: Leitch, S. 2006. Prosperity for all in the global economy: World class skills – final report. HM Treasury. Thorpe, R., J. Gold, L. Anderson, J. Burgoyne, D. Wilkinson, and B. Malby. 2008. Towards ‘leaderful’ communities in the North of England. Cork, Ireland: Oak Tree Press. Wraith, P., and S.P. Gibbs. 2008. The possibility of possibilities: Skills to grow a career in computing and business. Liberecke Informaticke Forum, Sbornik Konference, 110–23.
Depositing User: Steve Gibbs
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2010 14:44
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 10:56


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