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Weatherhead School of Management

Igniting Positive Change Through Appreciative Inquiry

Jun 2, 2020
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
USD 695
USD 695 per day

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Description

The way in which organizations approach strategic change and sustainable growth is changing! Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is redefining the way companies and individuals experience transition by focusing on core strengths and leveraging them to reshape the future. Rather than deficit-based approaches which outline only problems, resistance, or obstacles, AI asks all stakeholders to rediscover the best of “what is” in order to dream boldly about—and initiate—“what could be.” Participants will see how AI can be applied to enhance an organization’s ability to catalyze and sustain positive change. Participants will learn with one of the creators of this revolutionary approach and leave with a new, positive and refreshed perspective on individual and organizational change.

Topics

  • Rethinking human organization and change
  • What is AI?
  • Countering the pervasive, deficit-based mindset of management
  • Bringing out the best in people: the 4-D Cycle
  • Altering our conversations to ignite deep change
  • Exploiting the power of positive questions
  • Cases and examples

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, participants will:

  • Understand the basic AI approach to transforming human systems
  • Understand the difference between strength-based and deficit-based change processes
  • Learn about AI in action at the individual, group and large system levels
  • Relate the principles underlying AI to their
  • Understand the difference between strength-based and deficit-based change processes
  • Learn about AI in action at the individual, group and large system levels
  • Relate the principles underlying AI to their own personal and professional lives
  • Explore applications of AI to their work settingsown personal and professional lives
  • Explore applications of AI to their work settings

Who should attend

Managers and leaders who are currently driving change initiatives or who have a clear change agenda. Pairs or groups of colleagues are encouraged to attend the session together. Consider Strategic Planning through Appreciative Inquiry to further your application of AI.

Experts

As a co-creator of the Appreciative Inquiry (AI) theory and method, Ronald Fry, PhD, works with groups, organizations and institutions around the world to increase their cooperative capacity in order to engage the whole system in strategic thinking, planning and change. His research interests foc...

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Jun 2, 2020
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
USD 695
USD 695 per day

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