Chief Question Officer® Program (CQO)

Deliver Change To Your Organization By Asking Better Questions

Deliver effective change solutions by becoming a subject matter expert in applying the Q-Work™ Approach, gain tools and practices that optimize engagement, productivity, communication, collaboration, innovation, and results for individuals, teams, and organizations.

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Chief Question Officer® Program (CQO)

How Could You Impact Your Organization with Better Questions?

Are You Seeking to Use Question Thinking™  to make a profound change for yourself and others?

Have you tried other approaches that just haven't stuck?

This is a common problem. And the Answer is learning how to ask better questions.

Learn how to instinctively access the power of Question Thinking™ , moment-by-moment, so you can help others. 

Through participating in the Chief Question Officer® Program, you will take an immersive journey into embodying Question Thinking™  and Learner/Judger Mindsets. 

Then you will be able to deliver this to your organization in a systematic, empathetic, and highly effective way.

The Chief Question Officer® Certificate Program is a 5-month journey to becoming a master of Question Thinking™.

Work directly with Dr. Marilee Adams, author of Change Your Questions, Change Your Life to Master Question Thinking™ .

The Chief Question Officer® (CQO) Certificate Program empowers change agents in learning, applying and utilizing the Q-Work™ Approach, Tools and Practices for coaching, facilitating, and consulting.

Change agents include leaders, managers, coaches, and HR and learning professionals as well as those with responsibilities for operational excellence and quality.

YES, I NEED THIS!

Chief Question Officer® Program (CQO)

Your Journey To Becoming a Chief Question Officer® 

Step#1

Q-Work™ Foundation Training

You will begin by learning the core skills, practices, and tools of Questions Thinking™ which includes using tools such as The Choice Map™and the Q-Prep™conversation planner. You will also get to experience your mindsets both cognitively and somatically through various exercises. You will leave this training with a firm foundation in recognizing the type of mindsets around you and in yourself.

Step#2

Q-Work™ Practice & Application

Upon completion of the Q-Work™ Foundation Workshop material, you will go deeper into understanding the Learner Living Mindsets. During this intensive, interactive learning, you will investigate how to work with and master the Learner and Judger mindsets. You will leave this training able to enter any situation, identify the key to a person, their reactions, and behaviors. You will learn and recognize how the mindsets show up in your life and switch between the two.

Step#3

Chief Question Officer® Program (CQO)

Now begin a journey to transfer your Question Thinking™  to other people. You will do this by developing the questioning and mindset skills, embody them, and share these core competency with your organization. Through intensive work with your learning partner and cohort, you will develop your switching story and competencies in understanding the Choice Map™  so that you can share it with others. 

Step#4

Chief Question Officer Learner Labs

The Learner Labs is where you will receive coaching, practice exercises, and assignments during which you go out into your own life and apply your developing skills. You also learn from one another as you each develop independently and share your experiences. You will understand the theory and the process that leads to having Question Thinking™   live in your conversations, meetings, and relationships seamlessly.

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Step#5

Graduation: Choice Map Presentation

To receive a certificate of completion of the Chief Question Officer®  Program, you are required to deliver a one-hour presentation on The Choice Map and submit a comprehensive report on the experience. This immersive, capstone experience will allow you to reflect on your journey through question thinking and solidify your new outlook on the world for you and your organization.

Step#6

Earn Your Chief Question Officer® Certificate

Once you finish the training, you will have the opportunity to take the next step and become an authorized trainer! When you have successfully completed the CQO ® program, you may now apply for and complete an authorization process to become an authorized trainer and be licensed to include the tools and practices of Question Thinking™ into your business or organization. 

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Chief Question Officer® Program (CQO)

When You Finish the Chief Question Officer® Program (CQO), You Will...

  • Become at ease with yourself in decision-making and relationships.

  • Collaborate effectively and find the best solutions.

  • Have meetings that are more satisfying and productive.

  • Prevent many problems before they happen.

  • Increase productivity. Increase profits. Reduce costs.

  • Approach situations and problems with confidence.

  • Be inspired by your own curiosity and decisiveness.

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Testimonials

What People Say About The CQO®

Charlene P.
I utilize Q-Work in my professional and personal experiences every day. I actively educate others on the benefits of mindfulness, owning Judger and using questions to learn. This work challenges me to build resiliency to Judger and own Learner as a parent, spouse, daughter, colleague and leader.
John M.
The Chief Question Officer Program has truly changed my life. The concepts, while simple can be complex when put into use. Working closely with the Inquiry Institute team has helped me use the tools in a more effective way. Question Thinking has become a way of life for me. Not only do I teach it and use it in mentoring, but I live it each and every day!

Chief Question Officer Program®

  • Q-Work Foundation (Four 90-Minute Live Calls)
  • Q-Work Practice & Application (Four 90-Minute Live Calls)
  • Live Course Review Training
  • 14 Learner Labs
  • Physical Copy of Q-Work Foundation & Practice Workbook
  • Physical Copy of CQO Workbook
  • Digital Q-Prep Material
  • Four Physical Copies of the Q-Prep
  • Four Laminated Choice Maps
  • Course WhatsApp Group
  • Dedicated Learning Partner

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About the Q-Work™ Approach

Marilee Speaking

Developed by Marilee Adams, Ph.D., and featured in her bestselling book Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 12 Powerful Tools for Leadership, Coaching, and Life, the Q-Work™ Approach is a set of tools for reliably and predictable producing better and more satisfying results in all domains of life.

Built on Marilee’s foundational theory of Question Thinking™, the Q-Work™ Approach teaches us how to cultivate awareness of the questions we ask and the mindsets we are in, so we can change our questions and produce new and better results.

The Q-Work™ Approach has helped thousands of leaders, managers, coaches, change management and HR experts, and consultants to improve their engagement scores, to increase project efficiency, to have more effective meetings and conversations, and to improve morale and communication.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is the Chief Question Officer® Program (CQO) For?
    • The Chief Question Officer® Program (CQO) is for anyone who wants to bring question thinking into your organization.

      It is a universal set of principles you can apply to any situation - both personal and professional.

      Professionally, we tend to work with coaches, educators, and leaders who want to get better outcomes from their teams.

      But we have trained and mentored people from all walks of life professionally.

  • What can I expect to get out of the Chief Question Officer® Program (CQO)?
    • The Chief Question Officer® Program (CQO) is designed to first help you deeply understand the principles of Q-Work™ Method (Foundations - Part 1)

      Once you understand and can recognize the mindsets you are experiencing, we will move into the application and practice (Part 2).

      Part 3 is where you will learn how to bring Question Thinking to other people and your organization.

      • Become at ease with yourself in decision-making and relationships.
      • Collaborate effectively and find the best solutions.
      • Meetings are more satisfying and productive.
      • Many problems are prevented before they happen.
      • Increase productivity. Increase profits. Reduce costs.
      • Approach situations and problems with confidence.
      • Be inspired by your own curiosity and decisiveness.

      Click below to purchase online or schedule a FREE CALL to discuss your specific needs with us. 

       

  • How does the Chief Question Officer® Program (CQO) Work?
    • The Q-Work™ Practice & Application Workshop is an immersive group learning environment where you will learn directly under Marilee Adams and her team.

      Each week you will attend 2 live training sessions that build on the video and workbook exercises you are assigned as part of the course.

      You will also be part of a private WhatsApp group with the other course members, and be assigned an accountability learning partner.

  • When does the Chief Question Officer® Program (CQO) Happen?
    • The  Chief Question Officer® Program (CQO) is offered twice a year - in the Spring and Fall.

  • Where does the Chief Question Officer® Program (CQO) Happen?
    • The Chief Question Officer® Program (CQO)is happening wherever you are in the world.

      All you need your own laptop, an internet connection, and the Zoom application.

      We will also communicate in a group chat on WhatsApp (which you can download on your phone and Desktop computer).

  • What if I can't attend all of the Live Training Sessions of the Chief Question Officer® Program (CQO)?
    • The Chief Question Officer® Program (CQO) will take place over a series of live 90-minute Group Online Trainings on Zoom.

      To complete the course, you need to attend every session live. But we also understand that sometimes life happens.

      In the rare instance where you need to miss a live session, you should let us know in advance (if you know), so that we can arrange for a recording of the session along with the Q&A for you and your learning partner to conduct independently.

Chief Question Officer® Program (CQO)

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NOTE: The Chief Question Officer® Certificate Program is only offered in Spring and Fall each year.

Please NOTE: Spaces in the Workshop are limited.

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