1.5 Days, 6- 10 people
Welcoming Divergent Thinking and Diverse Group Identities
The definition of Diversity in a Thinking Environment is both diversity of group identity and diversity of ideas. When we don’t value each other’s identity differences, we don’t value our divergent thinking. This programme explores ways to remove the blocks to pride in our diversity, so that we can think together—all of us—as ourselves.
The course is taught in a Thinking Environment™ —requiring respect, personal integrity and rigorous confidentiality.
•The programme begins with an exploration of the Ten Components of a Thinking Environment™, suggesting that the application of these Components has a profound effect on the thinking of individuals and groups.
• Participants then are introduced to the theory and practice of Thinking Pairs, a particular structure that generates clear and independent thinking.
•Participants learn about the place of assumptions in the creation and maintenance of our individual and group identities; and how to build Incisive Questions to replace untrue limiting assumptions about our individual and group identities with true liberating ones, helping us to think better with each other.
The Diversity Process
The Diversity Process is deceptively simple in structure. But it is powerful. It reaches into the dark corners of both societal prejudice and the internalised personal version of it. And so it can stir feelings. However, with the skill of building Incisive Questions and the Thinking Environment™ in general, the Thinker can process well the limiting assumptions that surface, and can create a very different life without them.
TRANSFORMING MEETINGS WORKSHOP
Everything we do depends on the quality of thinking we do first.
Getting the best from people means getting their best thinking - the quality of decisions and actions groups take depends on the thinking they do together first. And getting the best thinking from everyone depends on how we are treated - and that depends on the culture we create and how we behave.
to help managers and leaders, indeed everyone, who wants the best possible results from meetings of all kinds.
Who should attend?
Leaders, managers and everyone whose work outcomes depend on convening, chairing, or facilitating all kinds of group gatherings, from very formal board meetings to quick catch ups and awaydays.