Appreciative Inquiry: Sparking Organizational Innovation & Engagement (AI)
|Event Date/Time: Feb 27, 2009||End Date/Time: Apr 16, 2009|
|Registration Date: Apr 01, 2009|
|Early Registration Date: Apr 16, 2009|
-Have a voice and be heard.
-Be viewed as essential to a group.
-Be seen as unique and exceptional.
Soren Kaplan and Lindsey Godwin, Cooperriderâ€™s associates, will introduce you to the theoretical foundations and assumptions of AI and the "4-D Model." They will guide you and your team to develop an AI plan focused on your specific practice environment and provide you with the practical tools and techniques to create the same extraordinary results that other organizations are achieving.
We know from experience that problem-focused change models fail to generate excitement, enthusiasm or innovation and can increase defensiveness and resistance to change. Rather than focusing on problems, Appreciative Inquiryâ€”a philosophy as well as a generative, strength-based approach to changeâ€”engages the group in meaningful dialogue. You discover what is already working and then design mechanisms to do more of what works. By focusing on the positive, Appreciative Inquiry inspires hope, reaffirms shared values and invites action toward a desired future state.