Create richer, more engaging conversations by combining David Grove's precision question set with individual metaphors
Judy Rees and Steve McCann
World-leading Clean Language facilitators, trainers and authors
As facilitators, we're used to working in the midst of uncertainty, ambiguity, confusion, and even conflict.
We're comfortable with the idea that everyone will have their own unique viewpoint on any issue, and the point is to ensure that all voices are heard.
And - especially if we're steeped in Liberating Structures, Agile, Technology of Participation or similar approaches - we're able to 'trust the process', confident that whatever happens will be the only thing that could have happened.
But Clean Language offers something remarkable, even for experienced group facilitators.
Created by the late David Grove, Clean Language is a precision toolkit for uncovering the "unknown knowns" that drive people's thinking and behaviour.
It works especially well in messy, fuzzy, complex situations - such as group discussions - and when working with metaphor.
Experienced group facilitators who've heard the buzz about #CleanLanguage and can't wait to use these approaches with their groups
Agile coaches and scrum masters who focus on individuals and their interactions, and want to empower teams to have deeper conversations
Trainers, group coaches and managers who'd like to support more effective communication within groups, especially around challenging topics
the Clean Language questions offer a structure for asking about what matters in a way that reliably builds rapport and trust
Clean Language uses individual metaphors - the stuff of thought, the native language of the unconscious mind - as a way for people to more easily share what they really think and feel
these two factors lead to more of the good stuff in groups. Deeper sharing, richer dialogue, better and more informed decision-making
love Clean Language because it helps them to understand how what they do works, while taking their skills to a new level.
Clean Language for group facilitators
Next: Tuesdays 10 and 17 Oct, 7 Nov 2023
1pm - 5pm UK time
Please note that daylight saving means clocks will change at this time of year - probably between sessions 2 and 3. We will start each session at 1pm UK time
Session 1, 10 Oct: Using Clean Language questions in groups
Session 2, 17 Oct: Working Cleanly with metaphor in groups
Session 3, 7 Nov: Share what works for you, unstick what doesn't
Judy Rees is known for her skills in highly-engaging online facilitation. What lies behind them is Clean Language - a precision inquiry framework that improves communication between diverse individuals, even when exploring unknown unknowns in complex contexts.
She was the co-author of the first mainstream book on the subject, Clean Language: Revealing Metaphors and Opening Minds, and has taught Clean Language to hundreds of change agents worldwide including facilitators, coaches, managers and consultants.
By using online systems to reach beyond the limits of local, she has helped to make Clean Language a "must have" skill set for advanced communicators, while demonstrating that embodied people skills actually can be learned remotely.
She was the founder of the global Clean event Metaphorum, and her linkletter, which includes news from the Clean Language world, is read by more than 3000 people every week.
She is in demand to teach these deceptively-simple approaches in a wide variety of organisations.
Steve McCann has worked full time with Judy since 2017, developing, delivering and training Clean Language-based and Clean-inspired solutions.
He is firmly focussed on practical application, co-creating and delivering insights and actions to training and consulting clients in humanitarian action, social impact work, and commercial organisations.
Active hands-on learning
This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects
Interactive and project-based
You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams
Learn with a cohort of peers
Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you