Conversations Worth Having for Clinicians, Caseworkers, and Coaches

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February 10, 2022 @ 11:30 am - March 24, 2022 @ 1:00 pm EST - Virtual Event

As helping professionals, our conversations are instrumental in our work with clients. They can support our clients in moving into a place of curiosity, creativity, and connection or in staying stuck in a place of fear, blame, or shame. This lunchtime series distills the fundamental Appreciative Inquiry principles down to two simple practices: generative questions and positive framing. Together we will explore easy strategies and applications for turning all of your conversations with clients into ones worth having.

This highly experiential virtual series is built upon Berrett Kohler’s bestseller, Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement by Cheri Torres and Jackie Stavros.

EVENT DATES & TIMES:

Session 1:

Session 2:

Session 3:

Session 4:

THE POWER OF CONVERSATION

THE ART OF ASKING QUESTIONS

INTENTIONAL FRAMING

STRATEGIES TO SHIFT & FEEDFORWARD

February 10, 2022
8:30am-10:00am PST/11:30am-1:00pm EST

February 24, 2022
8:30am-10:00am PST/11:30am-1:00pm EST

March 10, 2022
8:30am-10:00am PST/11:30am-1:00pm EST

March 24, 2022
8:30am-10:00am PST/11:30am-1:00pm EST

WHO WILL BENEFIT:

  • Coaches
  • Therapists, counselors, psychologists
  • Case workers
  • Counselor/social work educators and supervisors
  • Graduate/undergraduate students
  • Anyone else in the wellbeing or helping field

YOU'LL LEAVE WITH:

  • An understanding of the nature of conversation and why our words are important (drawing from neuropsychology, Appreciative Inquiry, and positive psychology).
  • A mindfulness practice that you can do on your own and share with clients.
  • Two simple strategies to transform your conversations.
  • Increased ability to access your curiosity in sessions.
  • Increased understanding of the power of our framing as it relates to outcomes.
  • Tools and practices that you can integrate into your work immediately.
  • A renewed sense of inspiration and excitement around the work you get to do!

COURSE MODULES:

MODULE: 1: THE POWER OF CONVERSATION

PURPOSE: Understand the nature of our conversations, how they affect our body/mindsets, and develop your ability to recognize where you are at.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the neuroscience of conversation.
  • Recognize and experience the power of our words and conversations.
  • Practice priming your body/mindset for Conversations Worth Having using the ‘Tuning In’ strategy: Pause, Breathe, and Get Curious.
MODULE: 2: THE ART OF ASKING QUESTIONS

PURPOSE: Understand the basics of Appreciative Inquiry and improve your ability to ask generative questions to support clients in moving towards their goals.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Experience the nature of conversations and its effects on your and others.
  • Understand the different types of listening in order to prime for curiosity and connections.
  • Recognize a generative question.
  • Practice using generative questions to shift the tone and direction of a conversation.
MODULE: 3: INTENTIONAL FRAMING

PURPOSE: Use positive framing to reorient your focus to what wants to be created and continue to develop your ability to ask generative questions.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Experience flipping negative conversations to Conversations Worth Having.
  • Use flipping to frame problems and issues.
  • Practice using generative questions as they relate to positive framing using the flipping technique.
MODULE: 4: STRATEGIES TO SHIFT AND FEEDFORWARD

PURPOSE: Develop additional strategies for shifting your body/mindset and practice approaching your work as a wellbeing professional using a growth mindset.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Explore additional strategies to shift from ‘protect’ to ‘connect’.
  • Adopt a growth mindset.
  • Understand the difference between feedback and feedforward.
  • Practice integrating material using the lens of growth mindset and feedforward.

Event Registration

Select the number of individuals that will be attending the event using the plus(+) and minus(-) buttons below. Make sure to choose the registration type that is applicable for you and your group. Once selected, click on the "Register Now" button to continue.

The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
CWH for Clinicians, Caseworkers, and Coaches (Student Early Bird)
To register at the student discounted pricing, you must register using your .edu email.
$ 195.00
CWH for Clinicians, Caseworkers, and Coaches (Early Bird)
$ 395.00

Event Registration

Select the number of individuals that will be attending the event using the plus(+) and minus(-) buttons below. Make sure to choose the registration type that is applicable for you and your group. Once selected, click on the "Register Now" button to continue.

The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
CWH for Clinicians, Caseworkers, and Coaches (Student Early Bird)
To register at the student discounted pricing, you must register using your .edu email.
$ 195.00
CWH for Clinicians, Caseworkers, and Coaches (Early Bird)
$ 395.00

Registration Includes

  • Four 90-minute webinars, plus applied learning and practice each week.
  • Access to recorded webinar sessions (should you miss a session or wish to revisit content covered).
  • Participant Handbook. Prior to the training, your trainers will email you an electronic handbook to utilize during the workshop.

SUGGESTED READING:
Thought not necessary, the presenters recommend you read Conversations Worth Having for Clinicians, Caseworkers, and Coaches: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Foster Wellbeing by Michael Emmart, Laura Torres, Cheri Torres, and Jackie Stavros.

AI Practitioners

Michael Emmart’s passion is helping others engage in Conversations Worth Having (CWH) that connect them and their teams with best practices and improved outcomes. He has worked with leadership teams at nonprofit agencies, schools, county departments of social services, facilities for justice involved youth, and large state agencies. He specializes in strategic and program improvement planning, utilizing positive psychology, and Appreciative Inquiry to inform this work. Michael is also an accomplished workshop facilitator, having translated the CWH framework into workshops for caseworkers, teachers, and law enforcement professionals.

Laura Torres, LCMHC, has been practicing psychotherapy for over 10 years. She is currently working in private practice in Asheville, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband and 7 year old son. Laura has worked in a wide range of settings with various populations spanning from community mental health settings with adolescents and their families to working in a private residential setting for adults with chronic mental health challenges to working in an outpatient setting supporting folks with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, and relationship dynamics. Laura’s therapeutic approach and background is eclectic in that it draws on a variety of different modalities including Internal Family Systems, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Hakomi, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Somatic and Attachment Focused EMDR, Dynamic Attachment Repatterning, Trauma Resiliency Model, Gestalt, and Expressive Arts Therapy (in addition to integrating practices from CWH!). Laura also integrates her background as a certified life coach and yoga instructor into her work as a counselor.

Event Cost

Register before December 31st and save! The cost to participate in this virtual series is:

  • Student (requires .edu email): $195.00 USD per person
  • Early Bird Discounted Pricing: $395.00 USD per person

Starting January 1, 2022, the price to enroll will increase to:

  • Student (requires .edu email): $225.00 USD per person
  • Standard Registration: $495.00 USD per person

Equity Spots Available:
There are pro-bono, equity spots available for those who are or are presently serving historically marginalized groups. To inquire about reserving an equity spot, please email Michael Emmart .

Venue

Virtual Event

Organizer

Kathy Becker
Email:
Kathy@CompanyofExperts.net