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Conversational Leadership

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Conversational Leadership 2018-06-14T11:29:32+00:00

Conversational Leadership

Effective leaders understand how powerful an opportunity can be when they can tap into the intelligence, wisdom, and innovation present in their workforce. Conversational leadership provides the space and infrastructure for knowledge sharing to take place; for employees, stakeholders, and the community to be involved in discussing big, important questions; and to generate solutions that people within the organization can take action on. This two-day workshop will help teach participants all about conversational leadership and how to practice it in their organization.

2 Day

Conversational Leadership

14 PDUs

Personal Development Unit

What Will Students Learn?

  • Understand the wisdom inherent in encouraging conversational leadership
  • Describe the four I’s of conversational leadership
  • Apply the principles of conversational leadership to improve results
  • Organize a simple World Café as an example of conversational leadership

Course Overview

We will spend the first part of the day getting to know other participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.

What’s In A Word?

To begin the course, students will review their pre-assignment and consider what conversational leadership is all about.

Fundamental Elements

This session explores some key concepts, including designing meaningful conversations and personal skill-building.

The Four-I Model of Organizational Conversation

Next, participants will learn about the Four-I model: intimacy, interactivity, inclusion, and intentionality. Common language and trust will also be discussed.

The Conversational Leadership Framework

In this session, participants will learn about the conversational leadership framework developed by Hurley and Brown. The role of appreciative inquiry in conversational leadership will also be discussed.

World Café

The course wraps up with an in-depth look at the structure of a World Café.

Workshop Wrap-Up

At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.

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