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Notes and pics from “Speaking to Listen in the Age of Emoji” with @D_L_Potts and @mritzius at #educon. 

I was super honored to lead a conversation at Educon today with Diana Potts and Mike Ritzius, Speaking to Listen in the Age of Emoji. Diana, Mike, and I will be leading a one-day version of the workshop for the New York Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) on February 7th. More info here: https://www.nysais.org/page.cfm?p=3678&LockSSL=true

We began with an activity where people told a 6-word memoir using emoji. Then Mike introduced the Four-Fold practice via The Art of Hosting. After, I described Glenn Singleton’s Four Agreements of Courageous Conversations. Diana spoke about triggers and how we can adapt our responses. We broke into groups of three for a speaking/listening/observing activity where one person speaks for two minutes, the next person relays what they heard for the next two minutes, and the observer offers things they noticed using a checklist for two minutes. (Given enough time, everyone switches roles for the next two rounds). Then Mike described Theory U by Otto Scharmer. We had time to reflect at the end and revisit our speaking/listening/observing activity through the lens of Theory U.

Our resources are here: http://bit.do/stliaoe

Our slides are here:

We’ll be leading a one-day version of this workshop for the New York Association of Independent Schools on February 7, 2017. More info here.

Here a a few pics from the speaking/listening/observing activity:

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