What are the impacts of the questions you ask? How can purposeful, carefully-crafted questions help you achieve your desired outcomes? And how can ill-thought-through questions really hinder a process?
We believe that facilitating collaboration is all about asking great questions. You can know all the technologies and methodologies ‘in the book’, but it’s the questions you ask that make them powerful and purposeful, or not!
In this module, we consider the role and power of questions in collaborative working. We analyze questions: What data does it seek? What could be the impact of the question on the group? What might this tell you about the convener, facilitator or host’s assumptions? What are some variations on this question that might achieve different goals? We co-create a checklist of questions to ask yourself to ensure you’re crafting great questions in the future. And of course we practice refining this art!
This course is 2 learning units.