Dawn Cooperrider Dole, MSOD, M.Ed, Executive Director
Dawn Cooperrider Dole, MSOD, M.Ed. is the Executive Director of the Taos Institute. Dawn has been working with the Taos Institute since 1996 and has seen the growth and development of the institute from the beginning years as a small network of friends and colleagues to a global organization of with over 500 associates from over 50 countries, more than 130 graduate students, a full range of publications, workshops and conferences each year, and much more.
Dawn also, in her spare time, consults with organizations, non-profits and schools utilizing the strength-based approach to organization development: Appreciative Inquiry. Dawn has 25 years experience designing and facilitating experiential teambuilding and leadership programs. She has held leadership positions in non-profits, healthcare and community education. Dawn has taught elementary school and worked with children of all ages.
She is the co-author of a book titled: Positive Family Dynamics: Appreciative Inquiry Questions for Bringing Out the Best in Families. Dawn also designs Appreciative Parenting programs which utilizes AI for parents. Her degrees include: MSOD from Case Western Reserve University and an M.Ed. from John Carroll University both in Cleveland, Ohio.
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