Skills Development Workshop

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Leading for the Future Skills Development Workshop


To enable you to make the most of this programme, it is important for you to complete this pre-work in advance of the Skills Development Workshop:

Review these handouts

Optional supplementary material building on themes explored in Skills Development Workshop

In the Skills Workshop we introduced the idea of core skills for the adaptive learning to be effective - which included listening and open or powerful questioning. We could reflect that the skills of effective listening and open questioning are core to being able to lead adaptive change and being an effective leader.

If you are interested in reading more about the 'art of asking questions', then publications within the Resources section of the World Café website may be useful. A recommended article is The Art of Powerful Questions: Catalyzing Insight, Innovation and Action by Eric Vogt, Juanita Brown and David Isaacs, which can be purchased from the Store.

Referring to the introduction on their website, the "World Café" is a powerful social technology for engaging people in conversations that matter, offering an effective antidote to the fast-paced fragmentation and lack of connection in today’s world. Based on the understanding that conversation is the core process that drives personal, business, and organizational life, the World Café is more than a method, a process, or technique – it’s a way of thinking and being together sourced in a philosophy of conversational leadership

Next steps

Go to Module 2