As we have worked with leaders from all over the country and world, we have found one common theme: Leaders seek truth. We want feedback, we want to know our impact, we want to learn. In a busy and polarized world, this truth seeking is often met with fear, resistance and a careful partisanship that creates a barrier to learning.
Enter L+D's Truth Seeking Pods. Groups of like-minded although not confirmatory people willing to explore with each other in search of truth.
Gathering weekly for a total of three months and, made up of 5 members, each truth-seeking pod is an opportunity to ask the important questions: What could I have done differently?Where am I wrong?What are all the ways I could view this situation differently?What am I missing?
By exploring these simple, yet powerful questions and following intentionally designed protocols in a group of like minded truth seekers, participants will have the opportunity to learn more, explore further, and ultimately grow and evolve in their work as leaders.
Register Now by Clicking on the Name of the Pod that is Right for You (Numbers are live, so as the pods fill up, the available slots will be updated to show remaining spots available)
Fall Pods Available for Sign Up Now: October 1st - December 15th, 2019 (1x/week for 90 minutes after work) Admissions closes as soon as each pod is filled with five members. After five members have registered, we are happy to put you on a waiting list in case of a cancellation, but space is extremely limited so sign up ASAP. To complete registration, please click on the pod that you would like to register for. *Pods will determine the time for meeting once all five members have registered. Times will be at a mutually agreed upon time for all members and the L+D facilitator.
Mixed Leadership Pod:This pod is for any current or aspiring leader that is interested in joining. 5 Slots Available
Heads of School Only:This pod is designed for sitting Heads of School or Public School Superintendents. 3 Slots Available
Program Directors:Are you leading a Center for Innovation, Summer Program or any other program within a school? This pod is designed for folks like you. 3 Slots Available
Spring Pods Available for Sign Up Now: Jan 2020 - April 1, 2020 (1x/week for 90 minutes after work) Admissions closes as soon as each pod is filled with five members. After five members have registered, we are happy to put you on a waiting list in case of a cancellation, but space is extremely limited so sign up ASAP. To complete registration, please click on the pod that you would like to register for.
Mixed Leadership Pod:This pod is for any current or aspiring leader that is interested in joining. 4 Slots Available
Teachers:This pod is designed for any teacher that is primarily in a classroom teaching position. 5 Slots Available
While the concept of a Truth-Seeking Pod is inspired by the work of Annie Duke, author of the book, Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions when you Don't have all the Facts, the pedagogy, protocols and skills have been developed by the Leadership + Design partners. The secret sauce is the people themselves that choose to go beyond traditional feedback to learn more, and the protocols and experiences that L+D designs help to facilitate connections, conversation and capacity.
T Group Protocol: T-Groups were developed in the late 1940's and early 1950's and the T in T-Group stands for training. This methodology is experiential, and participants are invited to learn about how they show up in a group by being in a group. This direct method of inquiry and discussion quickly dissolves walls and allows participants to learn quickly about the ways they succeed and fail in an interpersonal setting. This pedagogy is taught all over the world, and it is the both central and signature at Stanford's Graduate School of Business.
As with anything that L+D creates, a Truth-Seeking Pod is deeply human, intentionally designed and invites both deep thinking and deep feeling. If this both excites and scares you, then that is confirmation that you are human. Congrats, that is required to sign up.