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Strategic Conversation Bootcamp – Two 2.5-Hour Virtual Sessions

Event Schedule:

DAY 1

DAY 2

TUESDAY
October 11, 2022
6am-8:30am PDT / 9am-11:30am EDT

THURSDAY
October 13, 2022
6am-8:30am PDT / 9am-11:30am EDT

Please note: ALL virtual sessions will be recorded and saved for participants who are unable to attend a scheduled webinar. Links to the recordings will be provided so that participants can view/listen to the recording at a time that works best for them.

Strategic Conversation Bootcamp Overview:

A lack of strategic thinking and planning in organizations is costly. The greatest expense is the investment of time and resources into activities that do not support company goals or the mission. In addition, employees show up, do their work, and go home. This results in missed opportunities. Without a context for their work, employees are not inspired to think or plan creatively about process improvement, innovation, or cost savings. And anyone who has tried knows, it can be a struggle to get teams to buy-in to strategic goals, much less think and work in alignment with those goals.

Developing your leadership ability for strategic thinking and planning, coupled with the skills to engage in strategic conversations significantly improves your value as a leader. The days of hiring an outside agency to create a strategic plan for your organization are over; so too should be strategic plans developed at the top and handed down for others to implement. Organizations poised for growth and success have leaders who are adopting strategic thinking as an on-going way of doing business and strategic planning that engages employees across the whole organization as well as external stakeholders. They engage everyone in developing agile plans, cycles of experimentation and learning, innovation, and measuring actions against relevant metrics.

COURSE OUTCOMES:
This training will prepare you to engage your teams in strategic conversations that can:

Increase productivity, engagements, and organizational effectiveness;
Reduce costs, misalignment, and conflicts;
Improve customer service levels;
Innovate in the face of challenges; and
Make a positive contribution to the bottom line.

Using two very powerful methodologies (SOAR and the Appreciative Inquiry 5-D Cycle), you will have the tools to engage teams from a whole system perspective in conversations to:

Address short- and long-term challenges, systems, and innovation;
Explore strengths, dynamic capabilities, and opportunities;
Develop or re-evaluate organization’s values, vision, and mission statements;
Set goals, objectives, strategies, and action plans;
Clarify roles, relationships, and expectations; and
Track progress through regular cycles of action learning.

This bootcamp will support your capacity and develop capabilities to have strategic conversations at the level of the individual, team, division, and the whole organization or community.

Course Modules:

MODULE 1: LEARN TO SOAR

PURPOSE: Appreciate the value of strategic thinking and use SOAR to foster strategic conversations.

OBJECTIVES:

Identify common opportunities to foster strategic conversations.
Understand how to apply SOAR to support those conversations.
Craft SOAR-based questions to inspire effective strategic conversations.

MODULE 2: THE AI 5-D CYCLE

PURPOSE: Entertain strategic conversations at scale, e.g., strategic planning or whole system change, using the 5-D Cycle.

OBJECTIVES:

Learn how you engage whole systems in strategic conversations.
Understand how the two AI practices – positive framing and generative questions – apply to the 5-D Cycle.
Identify opportunities to facilitate whole system conversations.

MODULE 3: STRATEGIC AREA FOR APPLICATION

PURPOSE: Build capacity for practical application of SOAR and the 5-D Cycle.

OBJECTIVES:

Recognize and frame opportunities for strategic conversations at multiple levels of the organization.
Generate questions and create an inquiry.
Initiate a plan-of-action to use SOAR, Quick SOAR, or the 5-D Cycle to host a strategic conversation or strategic planning event.

MODULE 4: PEER COACHING FOR PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

PURPOSE: Give and receive feedforward on strategic conversation projects.

OBJECTIVES:

Share your prototype for your strategic conversation and receive feedforward.
Provide feedforward to improve conversation topics and questions.
Learn and improve overall strategic conversational capacity.

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 will receive the meeting login information for this event in a confirmation email upon registration.

Conversations Worth Having (CWH) Bootcamps are Co-Sponsored by:

 

 

 

 

Conversation Bootcamp – Two 2.5-Hour Virtual Sessions

EVENT SCHEDULE:

DAY 1

DAY 2

TUESDAY
October 4, 2022
6am-8:30am PDT / 9am-11:30am EDT

THURSDAY
October 6, 2022
6am-8:30am PDT / 9am-11:30am EDT

Please note: ALL virtual sessions will be recorded and saved for participants who are unable to attend a scheduled webinar. Links to the recordings will be provided so that participants can view/listen to the recording at a time that works best for them.

CONVERSATION BOOTCAMP OVERVIEW:

Conversations are at the heart of everything we do. They are key to effective communications, leadership, high performing teams, and strong relationships. We all know that they influence us, but we rarely stop to think about how much they affect our well-being and others as well as the health of our organizations and communities. Our conversations directly influence our present moment and possible futures. Are you engaging in Conversations Worth Having?

Communication. It remains the top issue for organizations, teams, and relationships. Almost everyone struggles with how to effectively communicate when they are frustrated or facing conflict. The effects of poor communication are costly. They show up in organizations as:

  • Employee disengagement, malaise, and turnover;
  • Dysfunctional teams;
  • Poor performance;
  • Inability to give and receive critical feedback; and
  • Negative attitudes, cliques, and gossip: a culture of “me”.

If you’re dealing with any of these outcomes, the Conversations Worth Having Bootcamp will give you the skills and tools to turn them around. This program is grounded in Appreciative Inquiry, one of the most widely used positive change approaches. Two simple Appreciative Inquiry practices can turn your entire culture around, creating a culture of conversations worth having.

Following this workshop, you will have tools to establish communication practices that will support productivity, engagement, high performance teams, regular feedback, positivity, and a culture of “we.”

COURSE OUTCOMES:

You will walk away prepared to:

  • Keep your cool when you want to explode!
  • Effectively challenge assumptions and preconceptions, including yours.
  • Deal with conflict quickly and effectively.
  • Fuel productive and meaningful engagement.
  • Communicate successfully with people who hold negative attitudes or defensive positions.
  • Give and receive critical feedback in ways that promote learning and high performance.
  • Ask the kind of questions that deepen understanding, strengthen connections, and inspire possibility.
  • Talk with colleagues in ways that invite them to collaborate on projects and strategic outcomes.
  • Listen with genuine curiosity.
  • Frame any conversation, even one around a highly complex problem, to inspire creative and innovative thinking and solutions.

Course Modules:

MODULE 1: THE POWER OF CONVERSATION

PURPOSE: Understand the nature of our conversations, how they affect human being and doing, and develop your ability to choose.

OBJECTIVES:

Experience the nature of your conversations and the effects they have on you and others.
Choose to be intentional with your conversations: stay calm under stress.
Use mindfulness tools to shift reactionary communication to deliberate conversation.

MODULE 2: THE ART OF ASKING QUESTIONS

PURPOSE: Understand the basics of Appreciative Inquiry and improve your ability to ask generative questions to foster effective communication.

OBJECTIVES:

Experience the impact Appreciative Inquiry has on individual and organizational capacity.
Choose curiosity over knowing and assuming.
Use generative questions to shift the dynamics of personal and workplace communication problems.

MODULE 3: INTENTIONAL FRAMING

PURPOSE: Use positive framing to intentionally foster effective communication and continue to develop your ability to ask generative questions.

OBJECTIVES:

Experience flipping negative conversations to conversations worth having.
Use flipping to frame workplace communication issues.
Develop generative questions to fuel productive and meaningful engagement around workplace challenges.

MODULE 4: STEP UP TO FEEDBACK

PURPOSE: Develop the skill and the motivation to routinely seek out feedback and promptly provide effective feedback, even in the most critical of situations.

OBJECTIVES:

Experience and choose to change feedback avoidance patterns.
Adopt a learning mindset to support openness and interest in regular feedback.
Use effective feedback strategies with common workplace situations.

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 will receive the meeting login information for this event in a confirmation email upon registration.

Conversations Worth Having (CWH) Bootcamps are Co-Sponsored by:

 

 

 

 

Conversations Worth Having (CWH) – Trainer Certification

EVENT SCHEDULE:

DAY 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

THURSDAY
September 8, 2022
11am-5pm EDT

FRIDAY
September 9, 2022
11am-5pm EDT

SATURDAY
September 10, 2022
11am-1pm EDT

Please note: the event times listed above are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

Communication remains one of the top issues for employees in most organizations. Conversations Worth Having (CWH) certification gives you the ability to positively affect people’s lives by significantly improving communication within organizations. As a CWH trainer, you will have the tools and skills to offer both virtual and on-site Conversation Bootcamp trainings. The certification program is designed to ensure that as a trainer, you will be confident and effective. Trainers must complete the 2-day Conversation Bootcamp on Conversations Worth Having and Strategic Conversations prior to attending the 2.5-day CWH training for trainers.

This certification is an intensive, experiential learning opportunity that combines the theory, practice, and research of Appreciative Inquiry, positive psychology, and neuroscience to support the kind of communication that fuels productivity and meaningful engagement any time, any where, and in any situation.  Certification requires successful completion of the 2.5-day CWH training for trainers’ program, an online final evaluation process, and acceptance of a professional project.

COURSE OUTCOMES:

Develop practical instructional design skills and confidence plus the critical skills to facilitate learning and ensure retention.
Use the Training Guidebook, card deck, and other materials to enhance the learning experience for participants.
Become effective at using case studies, activities, exercises, videos, and slides to support participant learning.
Deliver portions of the training with coaching and feedback.
Develop skills at having conversations that help yourself and others thrive and create environments that impact well-being.
Become skilled at turning conflict and problems into conversations worth having.

TRAINING PACKAGE:

Certified trainers will have everything they need to begin to implement Conversation Bootcamps and teach Conversations Worth Having. Trainers may list their profile on the Conversations Worth Having Training website. They will also have on-line access to the latest training materials. These materials include:

Trainer’s Guidebook
Training PowerPoint slides and outline
Participant Workbook/Journal
Deck of generative question cards
Case studies, stories, and activities
Marketing materials
Ability to co-brand materials

In addition, certified trainers will receive their SOAR profile. This profile helps you understand your natural capacity for strategic thinking, planning, and leading.

CERTIFICATION COURSE DESIGNED FOR:

Our goal is to certify practitioners, trainers, and leaders driving positive change within organizations and communities, with teams, and with individuals. This includes:

Managers and leaders
Training and development practitioners
Human resource professionals
Organization development professionals
Talent management practitioners
Coaches
Internal and external consultants
Teachers, school counselors, and principals

COURSE PREREQUISITE:

Conversation Bootcamps 1 and 2: Conversations Worth Having and Strategic Conversations

CONVERSATIONS WORTH HAVING TRAINER CERTIFICATION:

Two and one half day training includes one year of on-line access to the latest training materials, Trainer Workbook, listing on our website, and quarterly CWH trainer calls. Additional coaching is available.

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 will receive the meeting login information for this event in a confirmation email upon registration.

Conversations Worth Having (CWH) Bootcamps are Co-Sponsored by:

 

 

 

 

Strategic Conversation Bootcamp – Two 2.5-Hour Virtual Sessions

Event Schedule:

DAY 1

DAY 2

THURSDAY
May 5, 2022
9am-11:30am PDT / 12pm-2:30pm EDT

FRIDAY
May 6, 2022
9am-11:30am PDT / 12pm-2:30pm EDT

Please note: ALL virtual sessions will be recorded and saved for participants who are unable to attend a scheduled webinar. Links to the recordings will be provided so that participants can view/listen to the recording at a time that works best for them.

Strategic Conversation Bootcamp Overview:

A lack of strategic thinking and planning in organizations is costly. The greatest expense is the investment of time and resources into activities that do not support company goals or the mission. In addition, employees show up, do their work, and go home. This results in missed opportunities. Without a context for their work, employees are not inspired to think or plan creatively about process improvement, innovation, or cost savings. And anyone who has tried knows, it can be a struggle to get teams to buy-in to strategic goals, much less think and work in alignment with those goals.

Developing your leadership ability for strategic thinking and planning, coupled with the skills to engage in strategic conversations significantly improves your value as a leader. The days of hiring an outside agency to create a strategic plan for your organization are over; so too should be strategic plans developed at the top and handed down for others to implement. Organizations poised for growth and success have leaders who are adopting strategic thinking as an on-going way of doing business and strategic planning that engages employees across the whole organization as well as external stakeholders. They engage everyone in developing agile plans, cycles of experimentation and learning, innovation, and measuring actions against relevant metrics.

COURSE OUTCOMES:
This training will prepare you to engage your teams in strategic conversations that can:

Increase productivity, engagements, and organizational effectiveness;
Reduce costs, misalignment, and conflicts;
Improve customer service levels;
Innovate in the face of challenges; and
Make a positive contribution to the bottom line.

Using two very powerful methodologies (SOAR and the Appreciative Inquiry 5-D Cycle), you will have the tools to engage teams from a whole system perspective in conversations to:

Address short- and long-term challenges, systems, and innovation;
Explore strengths, dynamic capabilities, and opportunities;
Develop or re-evaluate organization’s values, vision, and mission statements;
Set goals, objectives, strategies, and action plans;
Clarify roles, relationships, and expectations; and
Track progress through regular cycles of action learning.

This bootcamp will support your capacity and develop capabilities to have strategic conversations at the level of the individual, team, division, and the whole organization or community.

Course Modules:

MODULE 1: LEARN TO SOAR

PURPOSE: Appreciate the value of strategic thinking and use SOAR to foster strategic conversations.

OBJECTIVES:

Identify common opportunities to foster strategic conversations.
Understand how to apply SOAR to support those conversations.
Craft SOAR-based questions to inspire effective strategic conversations.

MODULE 2: THE AI 5-D CYCLE

PURPOSE: Entertain strategic conversations at scale, e.g., strategic planning or whole system change, using the 5-D Cycle.

OBJECTIVES:

Learn how you engage whole systems in strategic conversations.
Understand how the two AI practices – positive framing and generative questions – apply to the 5-D Cycle.
Identify opportunities to facilitate whole system conversations.

MODULE 3: STRATEGIC AREA FOR APPLICATION

PURPOSE: Build capacity for practical application of SOAR and the 5-D Cycle.

OBJECTIVES:

Recognize and frame opportunities for strategic conversations at multiple levels of the organization.
Generate questions and create an inquiry.
Initiate a plan-of-action to use SOAR, Quick SOAR, or the 5-D Cycle to host a strategic conversation or strategic planning event.

MODULE 4: PEER COACHING FOR PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

PURPOSE: Give and receive feedforward on strategic conversation projects.

OBJECTIVES:

Share your prototype for your strategic conversation and receive feedforward.
Provide feedforward to improve conversation topics and questions.
Learn and improve overall strategic conversational capacity.

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 will receive the meeting login information for this event in a confirmation email upon registration.

Conversations Worth Having (CWH) Bootcamps are Co-Sponsored by:

 

 

 

 

Conversation Bootcamp – Two 2.5-Hour Virtual Sessions

EVENT SCHEDULE:

DAY 1

DAY 2

THURSDAY
April 28, 2022
9am-11:30am PDT / 12pm-2:30pm EDT

FRIDAY
April 29, 2022
9am-11:30am PDT / 12pm-2:30pm EDT

Please note: ALL virtual sessions will be recorded and saved for participants who are unable to attend a scheduled webinar. Links to the recordings will be provided so that participants can view/listen to the recording at a time that works best for them.

CONVERSATION BOOTCAMP OVERVIEW:

Conversations are at the heart of everything we do. They are key to effective communications, leadership, high performing teams, and strong relationships. We all know that they influence us, but we rarely stop to think about how much they affect our well-being and others as well as the health of our organizations and communities. Our conversations directly influence our present moment and possible futures. Are you engaging in Conversations Worth Having?

Communication. It remains the top issue for organizations, teams, and relationships. Almost everyone struggles with how to effectively communicate when they are frustrated or facing conflict. The effects of poor communication are costly. They show up in organizations as:

  • Employee disengagement, malaise, and turnover;
  • Dysfunctional teams;
  • Poor performance;
  • Inability to give and receive critical feedback; and
  • Negative attitudes, cliques, and gossip: a culture of “me”.

If you’re dealing with any of these outcomes, the Conversations Worth Having Bootcamp will give you the skills and tools to turn them around. This program is grounded in Appreciative Inquiry, one of the most widely used positive change approaches. Two simple Appreciative Inquiry practices can turn your entire culture around, creating a culture of conversations worth having.

Following this workshop, you will have tools to establish communication practices that will support productivity, engagement, high performance teams, regular feedback, positivity, and a culture of “we.”

COURSE OUTCOMES:

You will walk away prepared to:

  • Keep your cool when you want to explode!
  • Effectively challenge assumptions and preconceptions, including yours.
  • Deal with conflict quickly and effectively.
  • Fuel productive and meaningful engagement.
  • Communicate successfully with people who hold negative attitudes or defensive positions.
  • Give and receive critical feedback in ways that promote learning and high performance.
  • Ask the kind of questions that deepen understanding, strengthen connections, and inspire possibility.
  • Talk with colleagues in ways that invite them to collaborate on projects and strategic outcomes.
  • Listen with genuine curiosity.
  • Frame any conversation, even one around a highly complex problem, to inspire creative and innovative thinking and solutions.

Course Modules:

MODULE 1: THE POWER OF CONVERSATION

PURPOSE: Understand the nature of our conversations, how they affect human being and doing, and develop your ability to choose.

OBJECTIVES:

Experience the nature of your conversations and the effects they have on you and others.
Choose to be intentional with your conversations: stay calm under stress.
Use mindfulness tools to shift reactionary communication to deliberate conversation.

MODULE 2: THE ART OF ASKING QUESTIONS

PURPOSE: Understand the basics of Appreciative Inquiry and improve your ability to ask generative questions to foster effective communication.

OBJECTIVES:

Experience the impact Appreciative Inquiry has on individual and organizational capacity.
Choose curiosity over knowing and assuming.
Use generative questions to shift the dynamics of personal and workplace communication problems.

MODULE 3: INTENTIONAL FRAMING

PURPOSE: Use positive framing to intentionally foster effective communication and continue to develop your ability to ask generative questions.

OBJECTIVES:

Experience flipping negative conversations to conversations worth having.
Use flipping to frame workplace communication issues.
Develop generative questions to fuel productive and meaningful engagement around workplace challenges.

MODULE 4: STEP UP TO FEEDBACK

PURPOSE: Develop the skill and the motivation to routinely seek out feedback and promptly provide effective feedback, even in the most critical of situations.

OBJECTIVES:

Experience and choose to change feedback avoidance patterns.
Adopt a learning mindset to support openness and interest in regular feedback.
Use effective feedback strategies with common workplace situations.

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 will receive the meeting login information for this event in a confirmation email upon registration.

Conversations Worth Having (CWH) Bootcamps are Co-Sponsored by:

 

 

 

 

Conversations Worth Having (CWH) – Trainer Certification

EVENT SCHEDULE:

DAY 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

WEDNESDAY
March 9, 2022
8:30am-2:30pm EST

THURSDAY
March 10, 2022
8:30am-2:30pm EST

FRIDAY
March 11, 2022
8:30am-10:30am EST

Please note: the event times listed above are Eastern Standard Time (EST)

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

Communication remains one of the top issues for employees in most organizations. Conversations Worth Having (CWH) certification gives you the ability to positively affect people’s lives by significantly improving communication within organizations. As a CWH trainer, you will have the tools and skills to offer both virtual and on-site Conversation Bootcamp trainings. The certification program is designed to ensure that as a trainer, you will be confident and effective. Trainers must complete the 2-day Conversation Bootcamp on Conversations Worth Having and Strategic Conversations prior to attending the 2.5-day CWH training for trainers.

This certification is an intensive, experiential learning opportunity that combines the theory, practice, and research of Appreciative Inquiry, positive psychology, and neuroscience to support the kind of communication that fuels productivity and meaningful engagement any time, any where, and in any situation.  Certification requires successful completion of the 2.5-day CWH training for trainers’ program, an online final evaluation process, and acceptance of a professional project.

COURSE OUTCOMES:

Develop practical instructional design skills and confidence plus the critical skills to facilitate learning and ensure retention.
Use the Training Guidebook, card deck, and other materials to enhance the learning experience for participants.
Become effective at using case studies, activities, exercises, videos, and slides to support participant learning.
Deliver portions of the training with coaching and feedback.
Develop skills at having conversations that help yourself and others thrive and create environments that impact well-being.
Become skilled at turning conflict and problems into conversations worth having.

TRAINING PACKAGE:

Certified trainers will have everything they need to begin to implement Conversation Bootcamps and teach Conversations Worth Having. Trainers may list their profile on the Conversations Worth Having Training website. They will also have on-line access to the latest training materials. These materials include:

Trainer’s Guidebook
Training PowerPoint slides and outline
Participant Workbook/Journal
Deck of generative question cards
Case studies, stories, and activities
Marketing materials
Ability to co-brand materials

In addition, certified trainers will receive their SOAR profile. This profile helps you understand your natural capacity for strategic thinking, planning, and leading.

CERTIFICATION COURSE DESIGNED FOR:

Our goal is to certify practitioners, trainers, and leaders driving positive change within organizations and communities, with teams, and with individuals. This includes:

Managers and leaders
Training and development practitioners
Human resource professionals
Organization development professionals
Talent management practitioners
Coaches
Internal and external consultants
Teachers, school counselors, and principals

COURSE PREREQUISITE:

Conversation Bootcamps 1 and 2: Conversations Worth Having and Strategic Conversations

CONVERSATIONS WORTH HAVING TRAINER CERTIFICATION:

Two and one half day training includes one year of on-line access to the latest training materials, Trainer Workbook, listing on our website, and quarterly CWH trainer calls. Additional coaching is available.

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 will receive the meeting login information for this event in a confirmation email upon registration.

Conversations Worth Having (CWH) Bootcamps are Co-Sponsored by:

 

 

 

 

Monday Kickstarter: Holiday Series

SCHEDULE:

Dates: Monday, December 5th and Monday, December 12th, 2022
Time: 12:30-1:00pm Eastern Time (9:30-10:00am Pacific Time)

This 2-week Zoom series 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 both 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 this series.

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

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.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

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 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 will receive the Zoom login information upon registration. If you have any questions about this event or have difficulty connecting in Zoom, please contact Cheri Torres at cheri@conversationsworthhaving.today.

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.

EVENT IS OFFERED IN COLLABORATION WITH:

Monday Kickstarter: Turn Stress & Challenges into Conversations Worth Having

SCHEDULE:

Dates: Every Monday (September 12 – October 3, 2022)
Time: 12:30-1:00pm Eastern Time (9:30-10:00am Pacific Time)

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 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.

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

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.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

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 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 will receive the Zoom login information upon registration. If you have any questions about this event or have difficulty connecting in Zoom, please contact Cheri Torres at cheri@conversationsworthhaving.today.

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.

EVENT IS OFFERED IN COLLABORATION WITH:

Monday Kickstarter: Turn Stress & Challenges into Conversations Worth Having

SCHEDULE:

Dates: Every Monday (June 6-27, 2022)
Time: 12:30-1:00pm Eastern Time (9:30-10:00am Pacific Time)

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 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.

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

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.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

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 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 will receive the Zoom login information upon registration. If you have any questions about this event or have difficulty connecting in Zoom, please contact Cheri Torres at cheri@conversationsworthhaving.today.

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.

EVENT IS OFFERED IN COLLABORATION WITH:

Monday Kickstarter: Turn Stress & Challenges into Conversations Worth Having

SCHEDULE:

Dates: Every Monday (March 7 – 28, 2022)
Time: 12:30-1:00pm Eastern Time (9:30-10:00am Pacific Time)

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 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.

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

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.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

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 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 will receive the Zoom login information upon registration. If you have any questions about this event or have difficulty connecting in Zoom, please contact Cheri Torres at cheri@conversationsworthhaving.today.

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.

EVENT IS OFFERED IN COLLABORATION WITH: