“Don’t be afraid of the answers. Be afraid of not asking the questions.”
– Jennifer Hudson
It is hardly breaking news that we are living in an increasingly complex and uncertain world. We are seeing this everyday, witnessing changes in many systems. Many of us are exploring how to deal with this uncertainty and host change in the systems we are part of. This is no easy task, and there are no simple answers as to how.
We need good questions to guide us in our personal lives, families, organizations and nations. We need questions to seed the conversations that really matter, engaging others to address and explore new and better ways of doing what needs to be done.
“The First People had questions and they were free. The Second People had answers and they were enslaved”.
Will you join us?
- Why do we need better questions in our world today?
- What needs questioning?
- How do we recognize a good question?
- How do we craft powerful and engaging questions?
- What can our questions lead to?
- What do our questions tell us about ourselves and our assumptions?
- How can we design questions that are responsive to and effective in different contexts?
- What does a good question open for a group?
What is the format?
We’re offering this three-session course with a new format. We’ll be working with inspiring special guests (details to be announced) who will join us in contributing to a lively, interactive exchange among peers – all of us learning and contributing to each other’s learning.
Each session will be unique, building on one other to give participants a rich and layered understanding of the Art of Questions:
1) August 21st: Questions “Lab” – a hands-on practicum where we will explore different approaches to and theories of the art of questions – testing and exploring to find out which ones resonate in different contexts, and how changing language changes meaning.
2) August 28th: Appreciative Questions – understanding what an appreciative approach is, and exploding the myth that we can’t address challenges or difficult issues appreciatively.
3) September 4th: What are the Questions We Need to be Asking Today?What time is it in the world today, and how can our questions – of ourselves, each other, our politicians and communities, workplaces and worlds – help guide us? What questions take us in circles and which actually lead us somewhere we want to go?
Working online, we can draw on the power of the “Central Garden” of our shared experience and take advantage of the international scope of our inter-connected communities.
3 Tuesdays | August 21st, 28th & September 4th | 10.00- 12.00 AM Pacific Time
In our online learning environments: Zoom, Facebook, & Beehive Production’s Platform
We have priced this course to be as accessible as possible – 100% of the suggested registration fee covers the costs of producing this training.
AND we don’t want finances to get in the way of your participation, so there are alternative financial options in your registration form, including an invitation to contribute more to cover those who can’t pay the full rate.
“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers”.