Scenario: Own World Written by DrBea on December 5, 2016. Posted in Action Learning, WIAL Action Learning, WIAL Talk As an Action Learning Coach how would you handle the following situation: Each member is focused on their own line of questioning. Tags: Action Learning Coach, WIAL Action Learning, WIAL Talk Trackback from your site. Comments (5) Stan Oawster January 12, 2017 at 2:34 am | # As part of the learning process I’d ask how the group is doing building off of each other’s questions. Reply Kathleen January 15, 2017 at 3:50 am | # As the AL coach, I would first do a standard check-in of “how are we doing on a scale of 1-10?” and “What are we doing well and what could we do better?” Depending on the reflection/learning of the group demonstrated in those responses, I could follow with, “What ways might our questioning skills be improved?” In general, I would prefer that the learning be discovered from the group’s own responses/insights rather than with a more direct leading question about questions. However, part of the decision on which way to proceed would depend on the time allotted and the time already expended. Reply Tiffany Maurycy January 17, 2017 at 8:05 am | # After asking the 3 standard questions, i would ask “How are we doing building off each other’s questions? Why is important we build off of each other’s questions? How can we make that happen in this team? Reply BelPacheco February 15, 2017 at 6:53 pm | # As an Action Learning Coach, I will intervene and ask them to rate the types of questions being thrown out. If no one has noticed the “own line of questioning” pattern, I will ask them how they think of the next question to ask. I will ask them if they have “programmed questions” in their heads already. I will then ask them about the impact of having programmed questions vis a vis, build off questions. Then, I will ask them how they want to move forward knowing this. Reply DrBea March 23, 2017 at 6:50 am | # I’d start with the standard 3 questions – How are we doing on a scale of 1 – 10? what are we doing well? what can we do better? If no one brought it up – How are we doing building on each others questions? Why is it important that we build on each others questions? How will we hold each other accountable to build on each others questions? Reply Leave a comment You must be logged in to post a comment.