The article discusses the design, implementation, outcomes and possibilities of a professional trainers′ postgraduate development programme offered by the University of East Asia and leading to the University of Manchester′s Diploma in Training and Development. Participants are guided through a learner‐centred process in which they select their own learning goals and evaluate their own learning experience. Learning outcomes were traced through observation, interviews and follow‐up discussions and participants were asked to give feedback, anonymously, after completion of the programme. While participants saw the value of this manner of learning and their achievements were encouraging, their learning preference was basically teacher‐centred and so the action learning approach met with some resistance.
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