Conversations at the Growing Edge

Conversations at the Growing Edge

Why this workshop

It’s no secret that today’s leaders are being asked to navigate contexts that are changing at exponential rates.  Many of these leaders wake up each morning to discover that not only have things changed, but that what they knew to be true, what they understood about how the world worked, is no longer sufficient to address the day’s challenges. If you are a coach or other support professional, you, too, may be looking for new ways to support your clients—and possibly even yourself– in this fast-changing world. Growth Edge Coaching provides that way. In Conversations at the Growing Edge, our Growth Edge Coaching introductory workshop, you’ll learn to listen in new ways and ask different sorts of questions—ones that enable you to uncover the ways people make sense of their world and the way they understand their own stories. These new ways of inquiring and listening will allow you to support your clients as they move through developmental transitions, helping them transform their stories and what they believe is possible.

What you’ll learn

This workshop will bring you into a new place of curiosity, listening, and questioning as you learn to explore the Growth Edge in your clients—and in yourself. You’ll learn the difference between the content of someone’s thinking (our usual space of exploration) and the structure of someone’s meaning making. This can be a new frontier for exploring and understanding a client and what might help support her growth. While it sounds like a somewhat heady topic, we explore with our whole bodies—reading interviews, engaging in deep conversations with one another, and interviewing each other, all the while paying attention to the ways our own meaning making is showing up in our thinking, our feeling, and our sensations.

Specifically, you will:

  • Develop a richer and more nuanced understanding of complexity of mind.
  • Experiment with deep listening and what it means to engage in it—the demands it puts on you as a listener and the support it gives your clients.
  • Practice a new form of questioning which gives you the sense of how someone makes sense of the world.
  • Learn how to take clients to the edge of their meaning-making system so that they can create new possibilities for themselves.
  • Open a window into your own development and engage with a community of learners who will very likely support your own development as well. 

Who should attend

This stand-alone program is suitable for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of how others make sense of the world. It will benefit coaches, leaders and people working in organizational development roles, in fact anyone who is curious about how they can resource themselves and others to more skillfully meet the demands of their life.

For those wanting to take a deeper dive, or to become a Certified Growth Edge Coach, this workshop is the gateway to the advanced Growth Edge workshops–Psychologically Spacious Coaching and Expanding Client Horizons Openly.

Format

  1. Delivered over 3 days in person, or
  2. Delivered online with six fortnightly 2-hour live virtual sessions using the ZOOM platform, with practice in trio’s between live sessions.

 

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The 3-day workshop qualifies for the following ICF Credits:

Core Competencies 15.58

Resource Development 7.75

Credits for the Virtual workshop are in development.

Upcoming programs

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    Virtual Online Workshop 27th September – 11th December, 2017

    Delivered by

    Jennifer Garvey Berger and Carolyn Coughlin

    Fee

    Although we have delivered Conversations at the Growing Edge dozens of times over the years, this is the first time we are offering it in a virtual format. Therefore, we ask that you register knowing that you will be part of an experiment—one in which the content is well tested but the format isn’t.  In the spirit of experimentation and learning, we will request both your patience and your input.  In exchange, we are offering a once-only reduced registration fee of US$599 (future fee will be $US999) and are limiting registrations to 70 people.

    Jennifer Garvey Berger and Carolyn Coughlin will be delivering this workshop in six live sessions over 12 weeks. Between each live session participants will work in buddy trio’s for approximately 2-3 hours.

    Dates & times, FAQ’s & Registration below

    Dates and times

    Session 1
    New Zealand Thursday, 28 September 2017 at 8:00:00 a.m. NZDT
    Sydney, Australia Thursday, 28 September 2017 at 5:00:00 a.m. AEST
    London, England Wednesday, 27 September 2017 at 8:00:00 p.m. BST
    USA East Coast Wednesday, 27 September 2017 at 3:00:00 p.m. EDT
    USA West Coast Wednesday, 27 September 2017 at 12:00:00 Noon PDT
    Corresponding UTC (GMT) Wednesday, 27 September 2017 at 19:00:00
    Session 2
    New Zealand Wednesday, 11 October 2017 at 8:00:00 a.m. NZDT
    Sydney, Australia Wednesday, 11 October 2017 at 6:00:00 a.m. AEDT
    London, England Tuesday, 10 October 2017 at 8:00:00 p.m. BST
    USA East Coast Tuesday, 10 October 2017 at 3:00:00 p.m. EDT
    USA West Coast Tuesday, 10 October 2017 at 12:00:00 Noon PDT
    Corresponding UTC (GMT) Tuesday, 10 October 2017 at 19:00:00
    Session 3
    New Zealand Wednesday, 25 October 2017 at 8:00:00 a.m. NZDT
    Sydney, Australia Wednesday, 25 October 2017 at 6:00:00 a.m. AEDT
    London, England Tuesday, 24 October 2017 at 8:00:00 p.m. BST
    USA East Coast Tuesday, 24 October 2017 at 3:00:00 p.m. EDT
    USA West Coast Tuesday, 24 October 2017 at 12:00:00 Noon PDT
    Corresponding UTC (GMT) Tuesday, 24 October 2017 at 19:00:00
    Session 4
    New Zealand Tuesday, 14 November 2017 at 8:00:00 a.m. NZDT
    Sydney, Australia Tuesday, 14 November 2017 at 6:00:00 a.m. AEDT
    London, England Monday, 13 November 2017 at 7:00:00 p.m. GMT
    USA East Coast Monday, 13 November 2017 at 2:00:00 p.m. EST
    USA West Coast Monday, 13 November 2017 at 11:00:00 a.m. PST
    Corresponding UTC (GMT) Monday, 13 November 2017 at 19:00:00
    Session 5
    New Zealand Tuesday, 28 November 2017 at 8:00:00 a.m. NZDT
    Sydney, Australia Tuesday, 28 November 2017 at 6:00:00 a.m. AEDT
    London, England Monday, 27 November 2017 at 7:00:00 p.m. GMT
    USA East Coast Monday, 27 November 2017 at 2:00:00 p.m. EST
    USA West Coast Monday, 27 November 2017 at 11:00:00 a.m. PST
    Corresponding UTC (GMT) Monday, 27 November 2017 at 19:00:00
    Session 6
    New Zealand Tuesday, 12 December 2017 at 8:00:00 a.m. NZDT
    Sydney, Australia Tuesday, 12 December 2017 at 6:00:00 a.m. AEDT
    London, England Monday, 11 December 2017 at 7:00:00 p.m. GMT
    USA East Coast Monday, 11 December 2017 at 2:00:00 p.m. EST
    USA West Coast Monday, 11 December 2017 at 11:00:00 a.m. PST
    Corresponding UTC (GMT) Monday, 11 December 2017 at 19:00:00

    Frequently asked questions

    Is the virtual workshop the same as the in-person workshop? Yes – we will be covering the same content and engaging in the same practices.
    What if I can’t attend the live sessions? It is suggested that you attend as many of the live sessions as you can, particularly the first and last ones.  If, however, due to time zones or previous commitments, you can listen to the recordings of any missed sessions live, but you must complete the trio work between the specified live sessions.
    How can I access the recordings of live sessions? They will be available to download shortly after each live session and will remain accessible to workshop participants until one month after the last session.
    Who will be in my practice trio (for work between live sessions?) You can either select your buddies before the program begins, or we will assign you buddies to make up your trio.
    How will practice trios work together? You decide – virtually, Skype, hangouts, phone or in person.
    What if I have questions? We will be available to answer questions via SLACK.
    What is SLACK? SLACK is a very user friendly app for groups to communicate. We have decided to use it as a communication tool for our virtual workshops. After the workshop the SLACK channel will be archived so your contributions will remain private.
    What is ZOOM? ZOOM is a video and web conferencing service. You can join with your computer, mobile phone or telephone. For help using ZOOM see here.
    How will I know I am understanding the content? Between sessions 5 and 6 a certified Growth Edge Coach will work with your trio.
    Can I get ICF credits for the virtual workshop? We are in the process of applying for credits.
    What are the advanced workshops? We offer two optional workshops following the gateway workshop Conversations at the Growing Edge. You can attend one or both. To become a certified growth edge coach you will need to attend all three workshops and complete the certification activities. (Link)
    Can I attend the Conversations at the Growing Edge Workshop if I don’t ever intend to do the Advanced Workshops? Yes – Conversations at the Growing Edge is a stand-alone offering. You can attend just this workshop and then decide if you would like to attend one or both of the advanced workshops.
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