27 September, 2018 by Marian Way
Are you on an emotional rollercoaster? Finding it difficult to manage your relationships? Always stressed out? Find out more about about your dramas and the role(s) you tend to take in this first of a series of articles based on our new book, So you want to be... #DramaFree.
13 June, 2018 by Jacqueline Ann Surin
Jacqueline Ann Surin explores her experience of being in drama and how it was 'unpacked' by Caitlin Walker, using Systemic Modelling.
4 May, 2017 by Caitlin Walker
Clean Scoping is our way of pitching for work. Rather than deliver an ‘expert’ presentation, we arrive with a blank sheet of paper and ask lots of questions. Caitlin Walker shares some practical insights on how she goes about the process.
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.
23 November, 2016 by Nick Simmonds
Nick Simmonds recently attended a Systemic Modelling Level 1 workshop. Read his TripAdvisor style review on the course.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...