1. 1Culture Sleuth
  2. 2Welcome
  3. 3Getting Ready
  4. 4Making It Happen
  5. 5Questions
  6. 6Spinning Family Gold

Time to Begin the Beguine

(Time for a little sleuthing on that one?)

The sample invitation we offer is a nice way to begin. It sets the tone that this is personal and respectful – and a little ‘grown up.’ Then reach out to schedule the time and place. But invite in any way that feels right for you. Once they say yes, send them the questions you would like to ask – including beginning with a few from the intro list. They are like a warm up round.

Have the conversation.

With your questions in hand, a deep calming breath and a smile – you are in. They may want to hear a little more about your project. That is nice. Have a quick and easy way to explain what you are doing. Have fun. Listen. Get to know the kid that person used to be.

Capture & review.

When the session is over, leave a few minutes for Sleuths and partners to connect. How did it feel? Any surprises? The two of you gather your memories and notes and file them for the future.

Capture & review.

When the session is over, leave a few minutes for Sleuths and partners to connect. How did it feel? Any surprises? The two of you gather your memories and notes and file them for the future.

Thank you

Send a thank you note, perhaps mentioning a favorite part. They have been generous to share.

When all (or the first round of) the interviews are done …

Spend a few minutes reviewing and appreciating. You might want to share some of what you learned – or you might decide to do even more interviews. Check out Sleuth Family Magic for some ideas.

Congratulations.

Culture Sleuth Workbook
Culture Sleuth Workbook
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