Event Format



Wed, Dec 11, 2019, 12:00 PM – Wed, Dec 11, 2019, 10:00 PM



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AHA Team Training


Bringing people together to have meaningful (and deep) conversations is needed now more than ever in health care. Join us on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm ET to hear Kurt O’Brien, MHROD, senior lecturer in the University of Washington’s Department of Health Services Master in Healthcare Administration program, present the concept of Community Conversations (based on the work of Peter Block). The overall focus of introducing community work is to:

  • Create an alternative future
  • Focus on ways to shift context (reframe)
  • Build relatedness
  • Create space for more intentional possibility

Participants will have the opportunity to explore the practice of Community Conversations and to consider which of the six conversations they could apply in their own organizations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn the six Community Conversations
  2. Learn the difference between questions with power and questions with little power
  3. Identify 1-2 community conversations you could have in your own organization (or with a specific team)