“Learning to ask effective questions is much like bringing a camera lens into focus — it makes Scriptures sharp and clear.” – Kim Huffman, first-time FRL (Facilitating Relational Learning) participant, Colorado, June 2017.
Entrust’s FRL training module features heavy emphasis on the art and value of excellent question-asking on the part of a small group leader. We offer FRL at centralized hubs worldwide and can arrange local trainings by request and as our schedules allow. Find out more at www.entrust4.org/wwmtmodules. (Don’t let the word “women” on that page throw you off. We offer this training for men and co-ed groups, too!)
What words do you associate with the concept of “leader?” Most likely one of those words is not “questions.” Find out how Entrust CEO David Goodman associates questions with good leadership, in this article published in Healthy Leaders.
“The thing that terrifies me about questions is the potential of asking questions from the perspective of my concerns and vocabulary, possibly quite foreign to the person I’m asking.” Discover more about questions as they relate to a people’s worldview, with Entrust’s Dr. Jim Roché.
You’ve got teaching and you’ve got learning. Everyone’s heard those terms, knows pretty much what they mean. So, what is “facilitated learning?” Just a fancy way to say “teaching?” Not really. Entrust has some well-developed practices in this area. Find out how cataloguing, relevance, analysis and assessment all factor into how adults absorb new ideas.
Why would anyone even think about trying to teach by way of asking questions? How does that make sense? Entrust’s Sherry Bohn has given this a lot of thought and practice. Read what she’s discovered, here.