Questions that Get Us Out of the Box (session 2)
June 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn how strategic questions can open our thinking beyond limiting assumptions and biases.
Having a fresh set of eyes and others perspectives on our situation can help us see limiting assumptions or uncover blind spots. Questions can lead us ‘out of the box’ of habitual thinking to new possibilities. This is the heart of working with diversity and creating cultures and communities where that variety of ideas and experiences becomes a strength.
Paradigms are world views that are often unconscious; they shape what we see and what questions we ask. In this workshop, we’ll practice using strategic questions from various paradigms to discover how this can open up new questions and new answers. You’ll get plenty of time to practice on current challenges and aspirations of participants.
Following the workshop, you’ll get a ‘resource-rich’ email of methods, articles, and other links to support you in applying these ideas.
The fee to participate is: $50
Limited to 16 participants
(If this fee is a barrier to participating, please email Beth. We can offer scholarships to make this accessible to all interested.)
If you can’t make these events but would like to be notified if I offer it again, please email Beth.
Strategic questioning is a life skill worth mastering. It has the power to truly transform dialogue. Although I took the course for professional development, it’s been immensely valuable on the personal front as well. It doesn’t come naturally to most people, and Beth is an exceptional teacher. I highly recommend this workshop! – Sarah, previous participant
In complex situations with lots of unprecedented changes, the answers we had yesterday may not be the ones we need to navigate into the future. We need to frame timely and powerful questions that lead to fresh responses and innovative solutions.
A good strategic question can open possibilities, invite learning, and help get to clarity. Learning to ask these questions is an art, since in school we were taught to consider questions that there are already answers to.
This on-line workshop series is designed for people who aspire to create positive change in the world, giving you practical skills and resources you can use in your work and life right away.
Beth Tener is the facilitator. She brings over 30 years of experience working with people to put their environmental and social justice values into practice in their organizations, communities, and personal lives. She is passionate about the power of strategic questions and uses them all the time. You can read more in this blog and see her web site: Strategic Questions.
This is a three-session series on Zoom. You are invited to join any session(s), or the whole series.