In sociology, a peer group is both a social group and a primary group of people who have similar interests, age, background, or social status. The members of this group are likely to influence the person’s beliefs and behaviours. (Wikipedia)
Peer to peer learning has been described as “… a way of moving beyond independent to interdependent or mutual learning…” (Boud, 1988).
We’ve been facilitating our “Senior Management Network” for 14 years, in close partnership with http://www.mindshop.com. A group of like-minded directors and business owners who benefit from facilitated peer group workshops, regular mentoring sessions and access to all the learning and coaching resources that Mindshop has honed over decades.
Members simply commit a month at a time for £200 pcm. There’s no joining fee and they leave whenever they like. That said, two members received their 10 year continuous membership awards in Q4 of 2018, so most join and stay for many years.
The quarterly workshops are quite structured, bringing new topical thinking from around the globe, allowing delegates to contemplate how this might impact their organisational plans and leadership style, whilst being challenged and/or assisted on specific burning issues.
I myself have been part of a peer group for 22 years and find it invaluable in creating new ways of thinking and learning from peers who have experienced similar issues.
We generally allow prospective members one free guest appearance to enable them (and us) to assess the fit. If you are looking for a new way of bringing innovative thinking into your routine, this might be ideal for you. Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07803 185000.