Episode 151: ​​Transformational PD Part 2: Six Transformational Tips

“Don’t be afraid to slow down to the point where there’s a stop.”



  • What do I do when an activity I planned just isn’t working? 
  • How do I respond to a question that I don’t know how to respond to? 
  • My agenda is too full but everything is essential! What do I cut?

The answer to these questions and many more are answered in this second episode of our 3-part Transformational PD mini-series. Elena shares 6 Transformational Tips that she’s pulling on in her practice these days that we bet you haven’t heard before.

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Episode Reflection Questions:

  • The first tip Elena shared was “turn to your people” where you ask the participants if they have a suggestion of what to do when things aren’t going well. The second tip was to engage in a think-aloud when you don’t have an answer to a question. What comes up for you when you consider utilizing these strategies in your practice? 
  • How might you create a “bodily state of musical awe” to enhance your experience designing and/or facilitation PD?
  • When is the last time you did something you weren’t good at in front of a group you led? Are you willing to do so? What is something (that might make you a little uncomfortable) you could incorporate into your PD that could help participants see you as being more human? 

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