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Thursday, August 9 • 14:00 - 15:30
Let's Hack Your Team and Organization w/ The Best Inquiry Skills Ever

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In this interactive workshop, you will be introduced to and practice some of the basic techniques of Clean Language and Systemic Modeling. Clean Language is a set of 12 basic questions that are non-leading and assumption free. Systemic Modeling is the art of using Clean Language to explore mental models in individuals or groups. It is incredibly powerful in helping a group to discover its own symbols and metaphors, and will lead members to pay exquisite attention to each other. Group communication becomes a platform for sustainable inquiry, learning, clarity and trust.

In this intro to Clean Language and Systemic Modeling workshop, get a taste of some of the questions, techniques and models, such as:
  • Metaphor Warmup, have fun loosening up that analytic brain.
  • Two Lazy Jedi Questions, learn and practice the two most useful questions on earth for inquiry.
  • An Intro to the Structure of Clean Questions, how is the syntax of clean question in fact ‘clean’ ? Receive a copy of all of the questions, and how each is used.
  • Working At Your Best - create and share a symbolic landscape. We’ll use the questions on each other to learn each other’s best state for working.
  • Clean Setup - what questions can people can use to prepare for meetings, facilitations, study sessions, workshops, trainings in a collaborative manner - also using symbols and metaphors?
  • Clean Feedback - you’ll learn to separate observation from meaning and impact. This can be used to reflect back on both positive and negative and to think forward about what might work better.
You’ll use these techniques to encourage curiosity and diversity. You and your team members will have a powerful tool to use to diffuse conflict and misunderstandings, give effective feedback, setup for great collaborative work. You’ll be able to celebrate different opinions and ways of working, and to help enhance each other’s thinking.

Simple enough to start using right away, rich enough that if practiced with others, it will start to amplify your collective results at work.

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Andrea Chiou

Enterprise Agile Coach, Tenable
I work remotely as an Enterprise Agile Coach at Tenable, Inc. a cyber-exposure and vulnerability detection company located in Columbia, Maryland. I care about 'vulnerability detection' in the teams I coach too. Just like with IT systems, we'll have to develop awareness of each others... Read More →

Thursday August 9, 2018 14:00 - 15:30 EDT
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