We are excited to be facilitating a gathering on Strategic Questioning and the Art of Network Leadership as part of the Leadership Learning Community
's Boston Learning Circle series. It will be held on April 5th from 9:30am - 12:30pm in Boston at The Boston Foundation. Here are the details on the program:
To celebrate the publication of Leadership & Networks: New Ways of Developing Leadership in a Highly Connected World
, the Leadership Learning Community is convening Boston area funders, practitioners and evaluators to explore what it means to lead with a network mindset.
Leading with a network mindset requires skills in creating spaces and conditions that enable diverse groups to find common purpose and come together in ways where diversity enables new possibilities to emerge. We often view leaders as having the answers, yet in networks, effective leadership requires the ability to frame the right questions – questions that inspire, focus, and catalyze the power of a group and the individuals within it.
At this gathering of the Boston Leadership Learning Circle, we will explore Strategic Questioning
, a technique of framing open questions that inspire movement, reflection, and enable people to discover new options and alternatives. Beth Tener, Principal of New Directions Collaborative, will provide a brief primer on strategic questioning and how it can be used in facilitating and convening networks. Then participants will practice using strategic questions in the context of their real-life challenges in leading networks, in a live case-study process and in small groups. Maya Townsend of Partnering Resources
will help facilitate this gathering.
You will come away with many new strategic questions to inform your work with networks and new tools for leading with a network mindset. Attendees will receive a copy of the Leadership & Networks
report. Click here