course »Weaving a Collaborative Spirit into Everyday Work with Families

Date: 1/10/2017, 9:00 am—5:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Seneca Family of Agencies
Phone: 510-654-4004
This workshop will examine concrete ways in which practitioners can bring a spirit of respect, connection, curiosity and hope into their work with families. We’ll explore the transformative power of inquiry and I will highlight simple maps that can help practitioners think their way through complex problems and guide conversations with families about challenging issues. These maps will be illustrated with examples from across multiple contexts and workshop participants will have opportunities to practice their use in small groups.

Participants will:
  • Develop an understanding of the power of inquiry – the use of thoughtfully constructed questions.
  • Understand the use of Collaborative Helping maps.
  • Be able to describe the differences between viewing “strengths” as characteristics and “strengths” as practices.