Launching April 2023: Multi-Agency Questions That Make a Difference

Creating Change with Curiosity


"This course is great! It's small chunks of learning that anyone in our agency can apply to their job right away."

Roger, Frontline Staff

Missouri, USA

The Power of Questions

We're crazy-excited about questions and the power of asking them!

In this course we'll:

  • share a simple framework for leading conversations with curiosity and humility
  • practice different types of questions
  • explore a philosophy behind asking questions

No matter your role, we guarantee this course will bring value to you and your work today!


"The Questions Course is the best thing we've done in the past three years! I wish we would have done this course first. The questioning skills we are learning are such an important foundation for everything else we've covered."

Stephanie, Supervisor

Missouri, USA


By the end of this 8 session course participants will be able to...

  • Ask questions with more humility and curiosity
  • Lead conversations with more useful questions
  • Form various kinds of questions including perspective questions, coping questions, exception questions, preferred future questions and scaling questions
  • Navigate "denial", disputes, and resistance with skillful questions
  • Communicate with increased clarity and understanding

Course Curriculum

No portion of this course can be duplicated, published or distributed without direct permission from SafeGenerations. Contact [email protected] with questions or requests.

Your Course Developer

SafeGenerations Team
SafeGenerations Team

The SafeGenerations Team has worked with policymakers, researchers, and field experts like you to develop this course. The full-time team (Andrea Robideau, Bill Schulenberg, Sarah Sundman and Sherry Amelse) has more than 50+ combined years of experience in direct practice counseling youth and families as well as safety and well-being planning with families who are involved in child welfare. They know first-hand what it takes to learn and grow in the practice of asking questions and leading conversations. SafeGenerations has provided training and consulting services to more than 70 jurisdictions across the United States and Canada to date. SafeGenerations offers training, consulting, and implementation services as well as practical technology tools to serve the whole organization - from frontline practitioners to the executive leaders.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and what is the schedule?
This course will start on April 6, 2023 and sessions will run every other Thursday which gives you plenty of time to apply what you learned in between sessions. There are 8 sessions and the final session is scheduled for July 13, 2023. Each session is 1.5 - 2 hours and will start at 9 am CST/CDT.
How long do I have access to the course?
You will have access up to one month after your group finishes the course.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Is there homework?
The only "homework" is the application of what you learn to your daily work. So, it shouldn't take extra time! Come to each session prepared to share with your group what you've learned from applying the ideas to your everyday work.
For whom is this course designed?
Whether you're a director, supervisor, or front-line staff - whether you work in a large agency or independently - whether you work in child welfare, mental health, or legal services - this course is for you. This Questions That Make a Difference course is designed for small groups.

Your classroom will close one month after your last scheduled session.