Systemic Modeling Deepening and Practice
Nov
2
to Nov 4

Systemic Modeling Deepening and Practice

This three day course builds on the Clean for Teams 2 Day Experiential Workshop, a prerequisite). As part of this 3-day hands-on workshop led by Caitlin Walker you will have multiple opportunities to facilitate the models that you experienced in the 2 day program. 

These include: Clean Questions; Developing personal metaphors; Group Modeling; Metaphors at Work; moving from Drama to the ‘Karma Cycle’; Pattern Detection: tracking patterns in the group dynamic; Developing your personal modeling state.

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Clean Language Coaching Introductory Course
Oct
30
to Oct 31

Clean Language Coaching Introductory Course

Taught by veteran Clean Language trainer Caitlin Walker, this course is a necessary foundation for any facilitation work you'll do with Clean Language.

Clean Language is a simple set of questions developed by counseling psychologist David Grove. These questions are used with a person's own words to direct their attention to some aspect of their own experience. Asking these questions in the right context often results in an interesting new insight or the recognition of some new possibility. And if that new possibility is then questioned using Clean Language, the result can be quite profound. Clean questions invite people to consider their experience from different perspectives and they are often surprised by their own capacity to generate new, powerful and useful ideas about their own experience.



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Clean Coaching 1 Day Live Masterclass
Oct
29
9:30 AM09:30

Clean Coaching 1 Day Live Masterclass

This is an opportunity to experience the power of Clean Coaching in-the-wild, rather than from a training perspective. Taking 2 or 3 coaching clients, Caitlin Walker will work live in front of the group, demonstrating the power of the questions and the agility required to build models of people’s outcomes that they can then use to coach themselves.

There will be opportunities to pause sessions and unpack where Caitlin’s attention is, to practice in pairs and threes so that you have an embodied sense of what it takes to run a clean coaching session and to gather information about whether this is a skill set that will support you in your own work.

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Clean For Teams 2 Day Experiential Workshop
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Clean For Teams 2 Day Experiential Workshop

Come experience Clean for Teams - a deceptively simple, but extremely powerful Clean Language based set of models, techniques, and facilitative skills for solving issues like these: strong silo culture, employee disengagement, excessive deference to authority, lack of connection and general conflict in the workplace. Let's unlock curiosity and open the channels for meaningful inquisitive communication by learning Clean for Teams

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Women in Agile DC - Handling Conflict
Oct
22
6:00 PM18:00

Women in Agile DC - Handling Conflict

In this interactive session, hosted at Excella at the Women in Agile meetup, you will learn about the tools described in the book "Contempt to Curiosity: Creating the Conditions for Groups to Collaborate Using Clean Language and Systemic Modelling" by Caitlin Walker, and you will be introduced to and practice some of the basic techniques of Clean Language.

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Clean Language Workshop
Sep
4
9:00 AM09:00

Clean Language Workshop

This is an opportunity to come along and experience the power of Clean Coaching in-the-wild, rather than from a training perspective. Taking 2 or 3 coaching clients, Caitlin will work live, in front of the group, demonstrating the power of the questions and the agility required to build models of people’s outcomes that they can use to coach themselves.

There will be opportunities to pause sessions and unpack where Caitlin’s attention is, to practice in pairs and threes so that you have an embodied sense of what it takes to run a clean coaching session and to gather information about whether this is a skill set that will support you in your own work.

Experience – before attending the course, we would like participants to have read up on Clean Language and to have watched online demonstrations so that you understand the basics and can ask high quality questions. A pack of resources will be sent to participants 2 weeks prior to the event.

Cailtin Walker will deliver the keynote of the Agile Day'18 in New York City on September 5th and we are excited to have schedule this workshop while she is visiting the Big Apple.

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CAST Conference - 1.5 hour workshop
Aug
9
2:00 PM14:00

CAST Conference - 1.5 hour workshop

In this interactive workshop, you will be introduced to and practice some of the basic techniques of Clean Language and Systemic Modeling. Clean Language is a set of 12 basic questions that are non-leading and assumption free. Systemic Modeling is the art of using Clean Language to explore mental models in individuals or groups. It is incredibly powerful in helping a group to discover its own symbols and metaphors, and will lead members to pay exquisite attention to each other. Group communication becomes a platform for sustainable inquiry, learning, clarity and trust.

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From Contempt to Curiosity, Creating the Conditions for Groups to Collaborate
Aug
7
10:45 AM10:45

From Contempt to Curiosity, Creating the Conditions for Groups to Collaborate

Traditional organizational structures are ill-equipped to deal with volatility and scarce resources. Similarly disadvantaged youth have to deal with volatility and scarce resources in their lives. What if there was a similar process that could teach street youth and organizations in a lean agile way? Caitlin Walker will share how she taught disadvantaged youth a simple method to inquire about their own and one another's resourcefulness until they could collaborate and succeed. She'll show how the skills of exquisite attention and high curiosity can benefit agile teams and culture change.

Clean Language is a very simple set of questions that can give a person and a group that vital sense of autonomy and self-awareness. Done well in a group, the network of interactions and shared mental models means fewer silos and assumptions and greater resilience! Alternating between real life examples and playful practice - we'll get you using clean language questions and jazzed about the potential for companies taking on the Clean way of working.

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May
15
5:30 PM17:30

Agile NYC Meetup: Clean Language Workshop

You will be introduced to and practice some of the basic techniques of Clean Language. Clean Language is a set of 12 core questions that are non-leading and assumption free. When everyone learns to listen exquisitely to others, the questions become a powerful amplifier of attention.  Group communication becomes a platform for cohesion, sustainable inquiry, learning, trust, self-awareness and engagement. 

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Apr
9
to Apr 11

Agile Games New England

Let's Hack Your Team and Organization w/ The Best Inquiry Skills Ever


Let’s hack your inquiry skills! Clean Language is a set of non-leading coaching questions and can be used with amazing results in teams. With a handful of exercises, I’ll teach how to pay more attention to each other to create a sustainable system of learning, inquiry, and support.

In this interactive workshop, you will be introduced to and practice some of the basic techniques of Clean Language and Clean for Teams. Clean Language is a set of 12 basic questions that are non-leading and assumption free. Clean for Teams is the art of using Clean Language to explore the systems of knowledge and learning in a group. Group communication with Clean becomes a platform for sustainable inquiry, learning, clarity and trust. No question with a clean intent and syntax could possibly be considered stupid, even though the questions can sound strange at first.

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Apr
5
10:50 AM10:50

TriAgile Conference - Raleigh, NC

UBIQUITOUS COACHING WITH CURIOSITY USING CLEAN LANGUAGE QUESTIONS

With a minimal amount of training, a leadership team, a management team, a development team, and/or any other group of people working together can learn to be curious about what is observed and presented by their colleagues – and thereby shift the culture away from contempt, honoring the unique contributions of each member and unearthing assumptions and desired outcomes, aligning, and clarifying as they go along. A mindset that promotes learning, inquiry, listening, mining for diverse views will be anti-fragile, able to be resilient and congruent. Clean Language questions and Clean for Teams processes are the tool that can take coaches, teams and leaders to the next level, regardless of domain (technical, leadership, process, etc.) I will present the what and engage the group in learning this valuable tool set.

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Apr
3
6:30 PM18:30

15 Minute FOTO Workshop

Often we leap to solutions for our problems (or even worse, other people’s problems). This can be less effective that exploring for deeper issues, and working together to define a better outcome. It is very easy to disagree and argue on the details of a solution. Let’s not waste time arguing about solutions that we might never need!

In this hands-on session, you'll learn how to flip problems and obstacles to outcomes using very specific questions that you will learn in the course. How much easier your life will be with this toolset!

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Mar
8
1:00 PM13:00

Open Space Agility Webinar

Clean Language for Teams

Join us for this two hour webinar sponsored by Daniel Mezick's Open Space Agility Conference platform to learn how Clean Language based inquiry can enhance the performance of any organization or team. 

Open Space Agility is an invitation based transformation process that attempts to connect people who WANT to try something new, and

Clean for Teams is an invitation based, outcome oriented set of inquiry tools and feedback tools that build on the intrinsic and innate thought processes of each individual, leading to greater understanding and collaboration.

Let's explore together what benefit the one could provide to the other in this hands on exploration of Clean for Teams.

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Mar
5
9:30 AM09:30

InnoVAte Conference

  • 1000 Virginia Center Parkway Glen Allen, VA, 23059 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Rediscovering the Power of Metaphor based Inquiry in IT

Deeply held experiences and beliefs are learned and expressed via metaphor.  Most people use 6 metaphors a minute without even realizing it.  In this workshop, you will learn how to recognize as well as evoke metaphor and inquire into another person’s experience using Clean Language Questions.  While you’ll only scratch the surface in an hour of my highly interactive workshop, you’ll have an amazing brief journey into the power of Clean Language. In agile teams, you want the outcomes this can bring: inquisitive minds, creativity, assumption-busting, and alignment.  Can be used in almost any situation: from customer journeys to strategy, planning meetings to design workshops, from pair-coding to testing, as well as in retrospectives.

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