Clean Language Workshop for the Clean Curious

What are Clean Language questions and why should you care? Working Cleanly will allow you to deepen all of your personal interactions. In this workshop you will start by learning the two lazy Jedi questions. Practicing with the questions will give you an understanding of what it means to be Clean. We will also learn to provide Clean Feedback which separates our opinions from reality. A flier with the 12 Clean Language Questions will be provided to each participant. This workshop will be especially helpful to you if you are a ScrumMaster, Coach, Product Owner or an Agile Leader that prefers to illuminate a path for others rather than tell others what to do. In other words you are a servant leader.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

Short 5 minute introduction to Clean Language followed by two activities, working with a partner, where the participants will actively practice a different Clean Language technique. Each practice session is followed by a debrief to make the learning more sticky. Then we will explore the world of Clean Feedback using a feedback driven activity, again with a partner. After a debrief of the feedback activity we will end with a method to reduce our own internal biases. Each participant will leave with a flier that will re-emphasize the learnings.

Learning Outcome

  • Participants will demonstrate usage of Clean Language and be able to explain how it will improve their communications.
  • Demonstrate Clean Feedback understanding through practice and debrief.
  • Explain the difference between an observation and a judgment.
  • Learn how to reduce attachment to their biases.

Target Audience

ScrumMasters, Coaches, Product Owners, Agile Leaders



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