“Don’t be afraid of the answers. Be afraid of not asking the questions.”
– Jennifer Hudson
Join us for this extraordinary course on the 17th Sept. 24th Sept. and 1st Oct. 2019
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”.
- Why do we need better questions in our world today?
- What needs questioning?
- How can we move from a stuck judging mindset to one of learning?
- How do we craft powerful and engaging questions?
- How can our questions open up for positive change and engage difficult conversation?
- 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 inviting pioneers who have deepened the art of questions to open new possibilities in all levels of society inspiring relationships that support us in moving forward in times of uncertainty and complexity.
Each session will be unique, building on one other to give participants a rich and layered understanding of the Art of Questions:
- The Inquiring Mindset: Cultivate the Field from Which Questions Arise
With Marilee Adams
- Generative questions for Positive Change
With Diana Whitney
- Questions for strengthening Resilience and building Community
With Bob Stilger
When we can not see the future where do we begin? What are the Questions We Need to be Asking Today?
In our online learning environments: Zoom, Facebook, & Beehive Production’s Platform
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.
The course is s 3 week course running with live session on:
17th Sept. 24th Sept. and 1st Oct. 2019
Timing: 10.00am – 12.00pm Pacific Time, 1.00pm – 3.00pm East Coast, 18.00 – 20.00 Central Europe
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”.
Will you join us?
The Inquiring Mindset: Cultivate the Field from Which Questions Arise
Marilee is the founder of the Inquiry Institute and is the author of Teaching That Changes Lives: 12 Mindset Tools for Igniting the Love of Learning, her latest book about cultivating the Learner Mindset for breakthroughs in schools, and Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 10 Powerful Tools for Life and Work, a best-selling business and relationship fable about an executive coach and inquiring leadership. She also authored a textbook, The Art of the Question: A Guide to Short-Term Question-Centered Therapy.
Generative questions for Positive Change
Dr Diana Whitney, a leading figure in the fields of Appreciative Inquiry, Large Scale Organization Change and Spiritual Development, has been at the forefront of positive change theory and practice for three decades. She founded the international consultancy, Corporation for Positive Change and co-founded the social constructionist think tank, the Taos Institute. Her work, advising leaders, designing and facilitating social innovation, strategic culture change, merger integration and leadership development with Fortune 100 companies, global interfaith communities and professional associations, has gained her a world wide following. She is a prolific and award winning author with twenty books and dozens of chapters and articles to her name.
Questions for strengthening Resilience and building Community
– When we can not see the future where do we begin?
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? When the future is unknowable, we bring our attention to now, to the present moment.
Bob founded New Stories in 2000 and now serves as President of NewStories. He created New Stories because he needed a new story. Before founding New Stories, Bob had spent 25 years as the co-founder and Executive Director of Northwest Regional Facilitators, one of the early community development corporations in the Northwest. They did some extraordinary work that changed people’s lives, but it was not leading to more healthy and resilient communities. Bob also served as the co-president of Berkana Institute for a number of years and is the author of the book: After Now – When we can not see the future, where do we begin?