The OBREAU Tripod: A Tool for Finding Gold Among the Rubble

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Association Of Leadership Educators

This will be a highly interactive session in which participants gain experience in applying three practices - Working from Observation, Attributing Reasonableness, and Speaking with Authenticity (OBREAU) - to support conversations for change on tough issues. We will begin with discussion of a scenario applicable to leadership educators and use the scenario to introduce and illustrate the practices of the OBREAU Tripod. Then, participants will apply the practices to personal leadership-related challenges they face and discuss the results in small groups. Large group discussion will explore implications, opportunities and challenges for leadership action. Participants will gain through exposure to a framework they can utilize for more mindful, creative and deep-reaching engagement with others on virtually any tough issue.