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Simply Working with Complexity

Clean Conference 2015

James-2012 smallermetaphors in mind imagePresenter: James Lawley

Friday 5 June 2015

Clean Conference workshop

For experienced Clean facilitators with about 7 or more days of training.

“Clean Language is simple because people are complex enough.” David Grove

“Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end, because once you get there, you can move mountains.” Steve Jobs

We will explore the practicalities of:

– Simplicity, complexity and the relationship between the two.

– How simplicity and clean mutually support one another.

– How simplicity can help you to work with complexity without getting overwhelmed.

– How to keep your facilitation simple even when the tendency is for things to get complex.

Simplicity is not a technique, and it is not the goal – it’s a way to support people to improve their lives, and the lives of others around them.

James Lawley has made a clean approach central to all his work for 20 years. With Penny Tompkins he co-authored Metaphors in Mind, the first comprehensive guide to Symbolic Modelling using the Clean Language of David Grove. He has published over 200 articles and blogs all freely available on cleanlanguage.co.uk

James is a supervising neurolinguistic psychotherapist – registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy since 1993. He also provides coaching and coach supervision to businesses, and consultancy to organisations as diverse as GlaxoSmithKline, Yale University Child Study Center, NASA Goddard Space Center, the Dutch Water Board and the Findhorn Spiritual Community.

James co-authored the first major peer-reviewed article (in the British Journal of Management) of the contribution Symbolic Modelling and Clean Language can make to qualitative research, and has developed a methodology for assessing the ‘cleanness’ of research interviews. He is currently supporting five PhD students who are applying these methods.

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