An Initiative Of
× Home People - View All Contact Sign In

Clean Language: #DramaFree Tools for Agile Coaches

* * *

Clean Language: #DramaFree Tools for Agile Coaches

Price: 20000 + GST Price for Unconf Participants: 15500 + GST
No Of Days / Sessions: 1
Start Time: 09:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
From: 2 March 2020 To: 2 March 2020
Training Type: In Person
Minimum Participants: 18 Maximum Participants: 70

An interactive 1-day workshop designed to help you to identify drama and contempt in yourself and in others. Once identified we’ll provide tools to help you to understand and unpack your own dramas and to move from unnecessary conflict, towards curiosity, collaboration and action.

Pre Requisites:


Learing Goal:

By the end of this 1-day workshop participants will be able to:

  • Unpack their own dramas and recognise what role(s) they are taking (on the Drama Triangle).
  • List some costs and benefits of drama.
  • Describe three different brain states, recognise when they – and others – are in a less productive state, and know 2-3 strategies for moving to a more productive brain state.
  • Identify which of their values are being compromised when they move into drama – and work out how knowing this can help them move out of drama.
  • Use Clean Language questions to uncover the hidden architecture of their drama states and of their desired outcomes.
  • Categorise elements of their dramas into evidence, inference and impact and use this as the basis for giving themselves – and others – feedback.
  • Set desired outcomes for themselves and use the Clean Set Up to clarify what they want with others – so reducing the possibility of drama occurring in the first place.
  • Set themselves developmental tasks related to their interactions with others.
  • Make a plan for how they will use the day’s insights and learnings in the days, weeks and months to come.

Topics Covered:

  • The invisible architecture of contempt
  • The impact of contempt/drama on the culture of teams
  • Stephen Karpman's Drama Triangle
  • What role(s) you are playing?
  • Unpacking old and current dramas
  • What triggers drama in you?
  • Costs and benefits of drama
  • When you are in drama you are like what?
  • Different brain states
  • Clean Language questions
  • Clean Change Cycle
  • What would you like to have happen?
  • Clean Set Up
  • Clean Feedback
  • Developmental Tasks
  • Taking action

Key Takeaways:

  • Insights into your own personal / work dramas
  • A new perspective on the benefits, as well as the costs, of drama
  • Questions that can be used to clarify and develop ideas in any context
  • A tool for clarifying your own and others' agendas at the start of any project
  • A way of giving yourself and others respectful, evidence-based feedback that can be taken on board and acted upon
  • A plan for using the tools you learn
  • A workbook with the models and your own learnings all together in one place
  • A handy pocket reference map showing all the tools and models

Target Audience:

  • Agile coaches

While examples and case studies will be related to Agile coaching, the concepts and tools we’ll be exploring in this workshop are suitable for anyone who has to deal with others at work or in life, e.g.:

  • Managers
  • HR executives
  • Coaches
  • Leaders
  • Trainers
  • Consultants
  • Project managers
  • Administrators
  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • Healthcare workers

Material Link:

Training materials to follow

About the Trainer:

A highly skilled facilitator and trainer, Marian has developed and delivered training across the world. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches and co-author of Insights in Space and So you want to be … #DramaFree.

Marian was a leading innovator within the Weight Watchers organisation, which included developing the “points” strategy, a local idea that went on to become a global innovation.

In 1999 she came across Clean Language and subsequently formed a company – Clean Learning – whose mission is to spread clean questions and principles across the globe.

In 2013 she teamed up with Caitlin Walker, founder of Training Attention CIC and the developer of Systemic Modelling – a way of using Clean Language to help groups to become self-organising systems and high-performing teams.

Since then, Marian has divided her time between training, writing and modelling Caitlin’s methodology in order to make training courses and materials so it can be accessed by a wider audience.

Over the last few years, Clean Language and Systemic Modelling has come to the notice of Agile Coaches who have recognised that it gives coaches practical methods and tools for uncovering mental models, installing an agile mindset and reducing conflict across organisations.

Marian is a currently director of both Clean Learning and Training Attention CIC, world leading organisations in clean applications for corporate, educational and community development. This work is being delivered in the UK, USA, Russia, Japan, China, Malaysia, across Europe, Australia, New Zealand and now India.

Marian is an expert facilitator, adept modeller, brilliant programme writer and an inspirational trainer. She has a natural ability to model existing structures, find the connections between them and design new ways for people to learn.

Marian Way

Clean Language Trainer and Coach, Clean Learning

Registrations Closed