Dates: Every Monday (April 26 – June 7, 2021)
Time: 12:30-1:00pm Eastern Time
These 7-weekly Zoom sessions serve as an opportunity for you to practice generative questions and positive framing on issues and concerns you are currently experiencing. You do not need to attend all 7 sessions to benefit from this virtual series. Please feel free to pop in and out of these sessions as necessary. We encourage you to invite your friends, families, and colleagues who may benefit from these sessions – all are welcome to participate. You only need to register once to participate in the weekly sessions.
Please note: These virtual sessions will be recorded and saved for participants who are unable to attend these scheduled events. A link to this recording will be provided so that participants can view/listen to the recording at a time that works best for them.
We are living in challenging times, many of us juggle stress, concerns, and challenges daily. We can move forward in ways that offer renewal, reinvention, and resiliency simply by changing our conversations.
The nature of our conversation is fateful. The way we think and talk about any given situation determines whether we feel energized and good about it, or drained and exhausted. Grounded in our book, Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement, we will be working with whoever is on the call to transform negative, problematic, and stressful interactions they share into life-giving and generative conversations. You’ll have the opportunity to practice asking generative questions to change the way you think about things, interact with others, and create a possibility mindset by talking about what you want instead of what you don’t want. The two practices—generative questions and positive framing–allow you to address even the most challenging problems with creativity and energy.
You will walk away prepared to:
- Shift your mindset to foster resilience and positivity;
- Fuel productive and meaningful engagement;
- Communicate effectively with colleagues, constituents, and family;
- Ask questions that communicate care and deepen connection; and
- Frame complex problems to inspire creativity and innovative solutions.
EVENT VIDEOS AND MATERIALS:
To prepare for these live conversations, please view this 3-minute Instructional Video, which provides an overview and instructions for the Kickstarter sessions. We also encourage you to download our free Conversation toolkit and the Preface and Introduction to Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement:, available at https://conversationsworthhaving.today/
METHOD OF DELIVERY:
These live events will be delivered and recorded using Zoom. You can participate in these live events using any device: computer, tablet, or mobile. Please participate using the dial-in method you feel most comfortable with. You can find the virtual log-in information below:
Meeting ID: 931 8159 6501 / Password: 456149
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/93181596501?pwd=SkczaG1GQ28rMndIQkdEQnJSNWsrZz09
One tap mobile: +13017158592,,93181596501#,,,,,,0#,,456149# US (Germantown) OR +13126266799,,93181596501#,,,,,,0#,,456149# US (Chicago)
If you have any questions about this event or have difficulty connecting in Zoom, please contact Cheri Torres at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONTINUED LEARNING AND PRACTICE:
If you wish to continue learning about Conversations Worth Having, we invite you to join us for the virtual Conversations Worth Having Bootcamps.