Conversations of Inquiry
This book invites you to become a master of Conversations of Inquiry: conversation you might initiate to learn something, make new connections or expand your horizons. The book includes key insights from some of today’s best thinkers about career development, communication, learning and leadership, as well as case studies and insights from the community of a leading midwestern US university. More
Do you need help from someone to understand, decide on, or secure the kind of work you want?
Do you need help from someone to understand, decide on, or secure the next
stage of your personal education or training?
Is there something you need to learn more about - academically, professionally or personally?
Is there a subject about which you simply feel you need to widen your horizons or take a new, wider or different view?
Do you need to expand your network of coaches, mentors, advisers, or advocates
as you consider your learning journey or your personal or professional growth?
If your answer to any one of these questions is yes, we invite you to become a master of Conversations of Inquiry.
By Conversations of Inquiry, me mean any kind of conversation you might initiate
as a way of learning something, making a new connection or expanding your horizons.
This short invitational ebook includes key insights about conversation, inquiry and dialogue drawn from some of today’s best thinkers about career development, communication, learning and personal and organisational leadership. It includes case studies and experiential insights from the student, staff and alumni communities of the Illinois Institute of Technology, several of whose leaders and staff have contributed to its development.
About the authors:
Scott Downs, a former banker, management consultant and entrepreneur, now works to call forward great leaders and great organizations on the basis of great cultures.
Jerry Doyle is Vice Provost for Student Access, Success and Diversity initiatives at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He leads teams that create ideas, relationships, and collaborative partnerships to strengthen long-term sustainable enrollment pathways to higher education, and to support students and alumni in their career paths through and beyond graduation.
Annie Littrell Senior is the Director of the Illinois Tech Global Leaders Program in Chicago. Through her experience with program development, instruction, service learning, and research, she has focused on providing tools for people from diverse backgrounds to understand their narratives and unique leadership potential.
Tracy Skala, a Career Development Coach at the Illinois Institute of Technology, works with students to derive meaning from their experiences, recognize their talents, and apply their strengths to create a purposeful career.