Ada Jo Mann

Partner & Co-Founder, Innovation Partners International
 409 Highgate Terrace
 Silver Spring, MD 20904

Phone: 202 363-3325
Fax: 877 239-8046

 Ada Jo Mann, a partner in Innovation Partners International, has over 35 years of experience collaborating with clients on strength-based approaches to strategic planning; organization design; whole system change; program development and evaluation; inter-organizational partnerships; team building, and training. Using practical, strength-based and participatory management approaches she has advised and trained over 1500 leaders in more than 50 countries. She is a pioneer in the field of Appreciative Inquiry in the international development and social change arena and Founder and former Managing Co-Owner of Appreciative Inquiry Consulting, LLC. For seven years she was Director of The GEM Initiative, a multi-million dollar grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve the leadership and organizational capacity of non-governmental organizations in all regions of the world. Under GEM, along with AI thought leader, David Cooperrider, she developed and delivered the first comprehensive AI Certificate Program. She recently developed a strength-based planning tool called LEAD. Ada Jo is a co-author of Positive Family Dynamics: Appreciative Inquiry Questions to Bring Out the Best in Families (Taos Institute Tempo Series, 2008)