‘Not all who wander are lost’.
Those who know how to wander, will lead. Do you want to learn how to create space for better answers to breath? Join ‘Curious Encounters’, a unique two day Masterclass with Suzanne Leclaire, founder of The Curiosophy Collective.
The average person will spend 90,000 hours, more than 11.000 days and 30 years at work over a lifetime. It’s safe to say your job can make a huge impact. But work is dominated by an ever growing current of problems. Questions are too complex to simply be ‘solved’. Leaders are having a hard time finding direction in the tsunami of opinions. And the biggest pandemic – burnout – is yet to come, according to the World Health Organisation. It seems we have not touched the deeper causes of our troubles yet.
But what if something is missing? Something subtle, hard to grasp, but powerful enough to turn the tide. That something that has all to do with our selves. With the way we allow our selves to think and sense. With our ability to question and learn. That hidden source in all of us: our curiosity.
For a long time, curiosity was viewed as one of those “soft” skills. An esoteric nice-to-have, listed pretty far down in a job- description. But what if complex questions need better questions. And the leader of the future will be a person who knows how to ask? It is now time to invest in curious leadership and ways to meet. As being curious brings us beyond the obvious.
A social act
Curiosity in action is a social act. But do you know those meetings, where:
- everyone gives opinions, but no question is posed?
- a lot is being said, but nothing is heared?
- consensus is reached, but nothing changes in practice?
Making movement on complex questions asks for different encounters.
The basis for creating a future different from our past is simple and profound. In the way we inter-act lies the engine of gaining momentum. As our thinking is based on the questions we ask, changing our questions can dramatically change our results. So let’s create space for better answers to breath. In this two-day masterclass, you will become the master in creating curious encounters. Suzanne Leclaire takes you through the principals of the Curiosophy framework and the route to transform your meetings into curious encounters. In a small group, you will work towards improving every next strategic session, stakeholder gathering or team meeting. . After these two days, no meeting will be the same.
Do you want to:
- increase the quality of meetings, consultations and conversations in your organisation or your clients’?
- learn how to bring complex issues to movement in your board meetings or customers sessions?
- know how to create a context of connection for your stakeholders, customers and employees?
Then buy your ticket to curious mastery and mail@….
What it brings
- You have been introduced to the principles of inquiry-based meetings.
- You practices five principles and can immediately put them into practice
- You understand the mechanisms that often make meetings ineffective
- You have developed skills to avoid common pitfalls
- You know how to organise yourself (internally) to tap into the wisdom of the group in the best possible way
- You have practised intervening in critical situations
Suzanne is a cultural scientist, CEO, founder of The Curiosophy Collective and has been guiding leaders, teams and organisations through complex transitions for many years. During her executive career, she became fascinated by the mechanisms, that keep us from making change. She developed her framework in these organisations and experimented broadly in the Cabinets of Curiosophy; curious encounters she designed on societal questions. She tested what attitudes, (art and dialogue) forms and skills needed to make forward movement fastly. In 2020, Suzanne founded The Curiosophy Collective. To reach more people with Curiosophy thinking during the big questions raised by Covid. In this collective, change experts, dialogue specialists, artists, leadership coaches and systemic specialists have united. Together, they realise on- and offline meetings, transitions and leadership programmes.
Are you in charge of the strategic meetings of your board, supervisory board or sessions, round tables or discussion meetings of your management team? Or do you facilitate (executive) clients conferences, sessions or consultations? And are you intrigued by the idea of harnessing the collective wisdom of a (large) group of individuals to address complex issues?
If so, this two-day event is tailored just for you!
March 20th & 21th 2023
Time: both days from 9.30 – 17.00 uur
€ 995,- excl. VAT
Have a look here for some curious encounters.
What people say
‘I want more!!! Super inspiring, these two days. With a fine balance between examples and practising myself. I genuinely like this method so much that I would like to do more with it and develop myself further.’
Lotte Lammers, manager programming C.
‘I have never been more conscious of the significance of fostering an inquisitive attitude to establish genuine connections with one another. Equipped with these tools and skills, every interaction takes on greater depth and leads to more progress. I wholeheartedly recommend Suzanne’s inspiring masterclass to everyone.’
José van den Hurk, director Wherelant
‘What an enriching two-day training! I have gained a wealth of new practical tools for facilitating inquisitive discussions within groups. This is a must for anyone involved in working with groups on complex issues and is a fantastic complement to Deep Democracy.’
Maria Meloni-Feih, trainer and consultant
‘Guided by Suzanne, we broke free from our rigid thought patterns’
Katja Weitering, Head Exhibitions Museum Catherijneconvent
‘This two-day journey into the unknown with Suzanne results in gaining wisdom through embracing the unknown’
Jacqueline Blaak, manager education
‘Suzanne provided me with insights into when and why certain interactions succeed while others don’t. She helped me understand my role in these dynamics and what it could be. It was a unique experience that left me with plenty to contemplate.’
Elenita Em-Schotborg, senior legal advisor
‘Highly recommended for complex, strategic issues.’
Petri Hofste, commissioner Achmea, Rabobank, Kasbank. Pon
‘I explored a lot about my personal beliefs , preconceptions and that thought is a process we should all pay more attention to.’
Reinhard Lanner, CDO Austrian National Tourist Office
”These unusual and alternative perspectives that arise from these encounters serve as my compass, guiding me toward the necessary actions for doing what’s right, both for myself and the world around me.’
Rohan Uijlings, Rabo Smartbuilds
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