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Questioning Masterclass

You can choose any of our masterclasses as stand-alone sessions, they also work well together to help develop teams critical, creative and collaborative thinking.

Our Questioning Masterclass will focus on the art of running meetings. Online meetings highlight the problems we all face where dominant personalities can take over, and we miss out on hearing from quieter colleagues, or those who are 'distracted' by other tasks.

A bad meeting is like a virus. By failing to produce good decisions, it often requires another metting to be held, then another and another...

Pilita Clark, Irish Times

Managing Meeting Monsters

Train your managers in the art of running meetings through our Questioning Masterclass and have more productive meetings that will stop the bad cycle and help everyone to focus on the work they need to do.

Why this course?

This course will help you create meetings that are more productive and satisfying for all through learning about having an Open Questioning Mindset, which develops:

  • Flexible thinking: changing your thinking depending on new information.
  • A pro-active mindset that is able to experiment, step-forward and take risks whilst accepting accountability.
  • A critical approach to ideas, information and data.
  • Good decision-making.

What’s the outcome?

You will learn how to facilitate discussions, whether one-to-one or in groups, that will enable everyone to contribute high-quality ideas, develop communication skills and to listen without prejudice. After this course will you be able to foster an environment that develops problem-solving skills, collaborative and critical thinking that will incorporate the views and knowledge of everyone in the room, making the most of all the ideas present. You will also learn how assumptions and implicit bias can work in everyday conversations - and how to move away from the negative effects of them.

What’s in the course?

  • Participate in discussions and learn to run them effectively.
  • Reflect on assumptions and how they can impact on discussions and relationships within the workplace.

 

 

Length: 3 Hour Workshop

People: 8-16 Participants

Level: Any 

Where: Client Office

I really liked the reframing of criticism as being a collaborative activity. I liked the practical tools, e.g. response detector and the Red/Black game was extremely engaging.

Matthew Frith

For more information email

Emma Worley MBE

emma@philosophy-foundation.org