Dates: Every Monday (June 5 – June 26, 2023)
Time: 12:30-1:00pm Eastern Time (9:30-10:00am Pacific Time)
Turn stress and challenges into conversations worth having. These 4-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 4 sessions to benefit from this virtual series. Please feel free to attend when you can. We encourage you to invite your friends, families, and colleagues who may benefit – all are welcome to participate. You only need to register once to participate in the four (4) weekly sessions.
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
- 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 Kickstarters sessions.
We also encourage you to download our free Conversation toolkit, our Two Practices toolkit and the Preface and Introduction to Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement, available at Conversations Worth Having.
METHOD OF DELIVERY:
These live events will be delivered using Zoom. You can participate in these live events using any device: computer, tablet, or mobile.
You will receive the Zoom login information upon registration. If you have any questions about this event or have difficulty connecting in Zoom, please contact Kelly Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This free event is open to everyone, however due to Zoom limitations, only the first 100 participants to log on will be able to participate in each of the live scheduled webinars. We encourage participants to log onto Zoom early to secure their seat.
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.