The Power of Questions: Inquiry with Impact
So often, questions are asked to confirm an assumption, to challenge, or to convince. But what would happen if we asked questions that encourage clients to truly learn about one another and their own deepest interests? Questions and the way they are asked have the potential to transform your clients’ interactions, informing how they approach, view, and engage with others, particularly those with whom they deeply disagree.
For twenty-five years, Public Conversations Project has fostered constructive conversation where there is conflict driven by differences in identity, beliefs, and values. They work locally, nationally, and globally to provide dialogue facilitation, training, consultation, and coaching. We are excited to work with senior practitioners at Public Conversations to deliver a workshop designed to enhance the work of Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council members. In this workshop, you'll harness the power of questions to invite understanding and connections between the asked and the asker.
In this workshop, you will learn to:
- Craft questions of curiosity in a way that elicits fresh, productive responses, particularly in stuck or divided conversations.
- Effectively avoid questions that close down a conversation during difficult sessions in your collaborative law practice.
- Develop greater internal awareness around the effects of questions on the perceptions, emotions, and relationships of your clients
- Support participants’ own curiosity and shift to an inquiring stance.
MCLC Members: Please log in before registering to qualify for the Member rate
Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions.
Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education credit programs. CES maintains responsibility for this program. Psychologists receive 7 hours of continuing education credit upon completing this program.
Social Workers: CES, provider #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB approval period: 10/15/15 through 10/15/18. CES maintains responsibility for the program. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 7 clinical continuing education clock hours.
Licensed Mental Health Counselors in Massachusetts: As an American Psychological Association approved provider, CES is entitled to grant continuing education credit to Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHCs) in Massachusetts. CES maintains responsibility for this program. LMHCs attending this program will receive 7 hours of continuing education credit.
In addition, Continuing Education credits will be provided for certified counselors (through NBCC) and marriage and family therapists (MAMFT).
Cancellation Policy: A cancellation fee will be charged for all cancellations, regardless of cause. Cancellation by April 22, 2016 --refund less $40 cancellation fee; no refunds after April 29, 2016.
Thank you to our bronze level sponsors:
Law Office of Maura L. Sullivan, Esq.
Special thanks to our newest sponsor:
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