Russell Deal – Cultural Change-One List at a Time

RussellDealWorkshop Title:

Cultural Change: One List at a Time

Workshop Description:

This interactive workshop explores the possibilities that emerge from developing lists of strengths, hopes, questions, issues, words, images and metaphors.  Creative use of an everyday tool such as list building can provide a platform for cultural change that is sustainable, strengths-based and celebratory of ‘the expertise that is in the room’ rather than building reliance on imported cosmologies of expertise that are often not culturally relevant or respectful and can overlook existing strengths.  Listing is a simple highly accessible tool that has ready-made applications in counselling and therapy but also in community building and organisational change strategies.

If people got the best of the session what would they leave with?

1 Having experienced Stretch Listing
2 Having constructed a ‘Top 8 Program Design’
3 Having begun to construct a ‘conversation-building’ card set around a list of themed questions
4 New friends and collaborators

How is this session connected to the conference theme?

The focus is on small minimalist steps that can be taken through creative use of listing to bring about sustainable cultural change.

About the Workshop Presenter:

Russell Deal is the Director of Metaphors Ink, a freelance consultancy that helps individuals, teams, organisations and communities build conversational resources to facilitate change and growth.  As the Founder and former Director of St Luke’s Innovative Resources Russell wrote, designed and/or published over 60 conversation-building card sets and other tools and has facilitated over 600 highly interactive, ‘seriously optimistic’ workshops.  In 2014 he was awarded an OAM for service to social work education and the community.

| May 7th, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized |

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