News and Events

Call for assistance with important ALARA Initiatives

ALARA also have a number of important initiatives for which we are seeking assistance, including:

Posted on Thursday, 6 December, 2018 - 16:56

Invitation to Facilitate an ALARA Qld Conversation

The ALARA Qld Conversation group hold regular facilitated conversation evenings in Brisbane, to promote action learning and action research.

If you are interested in facilitating/leading an action learning/action research conversation in late October or early November, or sometime in 2019, you are invited to provide a brief bio and outline of your topic area, (see attached template). 

After consultation with the Queensland group I will then be in contact with you to discuss further.

Posted on Tuesday, 9 October, 2018 - 10:49

Notice of ALARA 2018 Annual General Meeting for ALARA Inc.

Dear Member

The 2018 Annual General Meeting of ALARA Inc will be conducted as both an electronic meeting and a Zoom meeting. 

Please see the attached agenda for the meeting. Further details will be included in the information provided during the electronic meeting.

Posted on Wednesday, 22 August, 2018 - 10:00

Call for Nominations for the ALARA Management Committee for 2018-2019

The 2018 ALARA AGM will be held as both an electronic meeting and a zoom meeting. The electronic section of the meeting will commence at Midnight on Thursday 6 September and conclude at 11:59 PM on Wednesday 19 September 2018. The Zoom meeting will be held on Thursday 20 September 2018. 

Posted on Sunday, 5 August, 2018 - 22:46

Dr Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt AO

I am very pleased to congratulate Prof Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt, ALARA Life Member, who was awarded an AO (Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia) in the Queen's Birthday Honours that were announced on Monday 11 June 2018.

In the Australian honours system, appointments to the Order of Australia confer the highest recognition for outstanding achievement and service, and as one of the initiators of ALARA Inc. (ALARPM Inc. at that time), the Management Committee believes that Ortrun is a very worthy recipient of this award. 

Posted on Tuesday, 12 June, 2018 - 10:16



Free email base action research course sponsored by ALARA

When: Mon, 03/07/2017 to Mon, 30/10/2017
Where: Web based program

Areol, Action research and evaluation on line, is a 14-session course conducted by email.  It was formerly a for-credit postgraduate course at Southern Cross University.  Now, without its examination component, it is open to all.
Areol is offered twice a year.  The next 2017 program will run from early July to late October.  You can examine an earlier and partial version of the course on the web at

Posted on Wednesday, 7 June, 2017 - 17:40

ALARA Conversation with Laura Graham - Building High Performing Teams

When: Thu, 25/05/2017
Where: 2/27 Jordan Terrace, Bowen Hills, Qld, Australia

Laura and the team at Pockets of Brilliance work with organisations to build effective, high performing teams. Having recently been introduced to the Action Learning and Action Research world Laura has begun incorporating some of the principles into her team coaching sessions.

Posted on Monday, 15 May, 2017 - 19:59

ARNA 2017 Conference 1st Global Assembly for Knowledge Democracy

When: Mon, 12/06/2017 to Fri, 16/06/2017
Where: Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

This 5-day gathering will take place in historic Cartagena, Colombia from 12-16 June, 2017.  The theme will be Participation and Democratization of Knowledge: New Convergences for Reconciliation. Preliminary events and activities in various part of the world will take place beginning in December 2016. Early Bird registration closes on 15 April 2017.  For more information and registration visit

Posted on Tuesday, 28 March, 2017 - 11:33

Brisbane ALARA Conversation - A conversation with Bob Dick

When: Thu, 06/04/2017
Where: 2/27 Jordan Terrace, Bowen Hills, Qld, Australia

Building relationships, crafting agreement from disagreement

Though it was a hard lesson, Bob eventually learned that relationships are important. When they are sound, everything else is easier. For an educator, a facilitator, coach or change consultant, developing and maintaining good relationships provides a sound foundation for effective work.

In this conversation we’ll examine processes for building relationships and, as necessary, managing disagreement.

Posted on Monday, 27 March, 2017 - 18:01