Notes from Ludovine's Made Tech showcase

From Ludovine's Made Tech showcase talk about her experiences with Action Learning (see book "You're Not Listening").

  • Get together in groups of 4-8
  • Use listening and asking questions to help people solve their own problems
  • Start by biudding on what you will discuss
  • People propose a problem they're each trying to solve
  • Structure:
    • Intro
    • Open questionining
    • (Optional) asking the group for advice if the individual chooses to do so
    • Reflection and actions
  • Anyone can present a challenge they're facing
    • It's optional, you don't have to!
    • Must be
      • important
      • time relevant
      • within your authrotiy
    • Must not be
      • something with a trivial solution
      • be owned by someone else
  • All questions must be open (what, where, who, why, what if)
    • be careful with why or what if because they can hide a judgement
    • observe each other and highlight it if questions are closed rather than open
  • Confidentiality and trust are important
  • No judgement
  • No uninvited advice
    • Allow presenters to find their own solutions
  • Try to commit to taking actions
    • Check back in during the next session to see whether people have attempted to act and track progress
  • Benefits:
    • Solve problems via shift of perspective
    • Develop powerful questioning, empathy and listening skills
    • Create strong relationships and build trust
    • Learn from each other
    • Build your resilience and resourcefulness