Systemic Modelling

Fine Tuning Your Skills

25 January, 2017 by Marian Way

A key principle in all David Grove’s work is that of iteration, which is what happens when the result of a procedure is used as the starting point for the next application of the procedure. We ask a clean question, a person responds and we then ask a clean question of that response. This is one aspect of the work that makes it so powerful; ideas build one upon another and new – or old – wisdom can emerge.

Systemic Modelling TripAdvisor Review

23 November, 2016 by Nick Simmonds

Nick Simmonds recently attended a Systemic Modelling Level 1 workshop. Read his TripAdvisor style review on the course.

Reflection in Education

9 January, 2016 by Marian Way

Within Teacher Education, a key issue is helping students to understand how to reflect, what to reflect on and when to engage in the process that leads to high quality reflection and learning. Systemic Modelling and clean questions are tools that give student teachers the ‘how’ of reflection. Find out how they were used to improve results at Liverpool John Moores University.

The “Clean For Teams” Experience

28 January, 2015 by Marian Way

A couple of weeks ago, 20 participants – ranging from self-employed coaches, and experienced Clean Facilitators to NHS Managers and people who work in business, IT and social care – gathered in a beautiful (and occasionally chilly) old barn on Northney Farm in Hayling Island for our very first Clean for Teams event. 

Clean Questions and Deep Learning

27 November, 2014 by Marian Way

"I love this exercise because it really stretches your brain and I love using my imagination because it's my world. I want to do this again!" This is what one child wrote after experiencing the "5 senses" exercise, which uses clean questions to help people to learn about themselves and each other. Read on to learn more about our new primary school project...

And what would you like to know before we begin?

9 September, 2014 by Marian Way

I've been working with Caitlin for some years now. To start with, we were working together to produce her training manuals and I noticed that every single manual we produced had a section called, “Before You Begin”, which talked about setting expectations for the course and thinking about how to get the most from it. I really liked this idea, so much so that I created a “Before You Begin” section in my own book. This year, though, I have spent a lot of time training alongside Caitlin and have found the idea even more powerful in practice...

How to Handle Difficult Conversations using the Karma Cycle

21 July, 2014 by Marian Way

I was reading a recent article on the ILM website about how managers can deal with difficult conversations at work, when I came across this paragraph about how to deal with issues of poor performance: “The conversations that you have with the individual must be related to the behaviour of the individual and not the personal characteristics of the individual...

From Individual Systems to Systems of Individuals

4 November, 2013 by Sue Charman

Caitlin Walker and Marian Way teamed up on Saturday 26th October to run a one-day taster in Systemic Modelling as the first pilot for a nine-day training course, which will run over a number of months starting in May 2014.