Full course description
Leading with Questions: Creating the Change You Want with the Questions You Ask
"Questioning is a uniquely powerful tool for unlocking value in organizations: It spurs learning and the exchange of ideas, it fuels innovation and performance improvement, it builds rapport and trust among team members. And it can mitigate business risk by uncovering unforeseen pitfalls and hazards." - Harvard Business Review
Great leaders know the power of a well crafted question. Research shows that asking more questions builds emotional intelligence which is integral to leadership and relationship building. It also improves group morale, makes people feel respected and heard, and helps teams create better solutions, together.
Join Lindsey Godwin, Stiller-Endowed Chair and Academic Director of The Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry at Champlain College, for a 4-hour Workshop on the art of generative questions.
- Understand the impact our questions have in shaping our organizational realities
- Identify the elements that make questions more impactful
- Experiment with reframing questions to create more generative outcomes
- Design questions to create positive change in different areas of our work
Date and Time:
- Tuesday December 14, 2021
- 9am-1pm ET
This workshop will be presented in Zoom and will both provide content and allow for breakout practice opportunities. One 30-minute break is built in. Participants will be provided with a short workbook of Inquiry Activities they can use to further practice their question-asking skills beyond the workshop.
Lindsey Godwin, PhD
Dr. Lindsey Godwin is the Robert P. Stiller Endowed Chair of Management at the Robert P. Stiller School of Business. She holds an MS in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, where she studied with David Cooperrider and Ron Fry, the thought leaders in Appreciative Inquiry.
With a passion for helping organizations leverage their potential through strengths-based change, Dr. Godwin has consulted with organizations including Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, the Vermont Federal Executive Association (VTFEA), World Vision, the Houston Independent School District, the California Teachers Association, Imagine Nepal, the United Nations, the American Society of Association Executives, and the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain.