Positively Speaking: How to craft conversations for leadership and innovation
Every conversation offers opportunities to show leadership.
How do we engage with others to get the best outcomes and do ourselves justice?
What do the latest developments in positive approaches to change tell us about these topics?
Join Paul Z Jackson in this lively and practical seminar, in which we shall explore:
Skills of collaboration, teamwork and co-creation
The intellectual landscape of positive change
The principles of improvisation as an approach to leadership and creativity
Solutions Focus conversations as emergence in action
Conversation structures and frames you can use straight away
The session draws on research from positive psychology, performance studies and micro-analysis of conversations. With a range of case examples, you’ll leave with a renewed sense of possibilities in your forthcoming conversations with colleagues, friends and families.
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Paul Z Jackson is a leader in the application of improvisation in the UK and around the world. Co-founder and President of the Applied Improvisation Network, he designs and leads projects, workshops and training programmes that transform lives by developing collaborative skills. He draws on his experiences in journalism, comedy production and the BBC to create impactful, story-rich events.
With Neil Mullarkey and Lee Simpson, Paul is a co-founder of London's new Improvisation Academy.
With an MA from Oxford University, he is co-author of the ground-breaking book, The Solutions Focus – Making Coaching and Change SIMPLE, rated as one of the Top 30 business books of the year in the USA and the new study guide Positively Speaking – the art of constructive conversations with a solutions focus. His other books include Impro Learning, 581Ž2 Ways To Improvise In Training and The Inspirational Trainer.
6:00pm - Registration with Coffee & Tea
6:30pm - Talk starts
7:30pm - Networking with wine & nibbles
We encourage everyone to arrive in good time for the 6:30pm start of the talk. Arriving late is disruptive to the speaker and the audience. So why not join us for a cup of coffee or tea and a bit of conversation before the talk starts.