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Frameworks for Inspiring Change | August 5-7

Wed, August 5, 2009

Frameworks for Inspiring Change is an interactive workshop on dealing constructively with change at a personal, institutional and community level.

In this hands-on, “train-the-trainer” workshop you will learn and apply the power and effectiveness of Appreciative Inquiry, Imagine Chicago’s pioneering frameworks for building community, along with current therapeutic models of individual change and identity in the work you do with individuals and organizations.You will leave this workshop with greater understanding, tools and strategies for enabling constructive change from the individual to the community level.

Imagine Chicago’s proven frameworks for inspiring constructive community engagement will be taught by Bliss Browne, President of Imagine Chicago, who pioneered them. They have inspired a global movement of social innovation on six continents. Bliss’ daughter, Caroline Browne, will bring the perspective of the clinical psychology community, and present proven strategies for maintaining hope, direction and a meaningful sense of self in the face of change.
You will learn and apply effective strategies and tools for:
•    Creating reliably constructive partnerships across differences of gender, age and culture
•    Strengthening questioning, listening and speaking skills
•    Shifting (and helping others shift) from deficit-based to strength based mindsets and communications, using Appreciative Inquiry, Asset based community development and Positive Asset Search
•    Understanding the impact of strength-based vs. deficit-based assessment of individuals and communities
•    Empowering constructive choices
Come learn and practice creative ways to elicit vision and hope, build on strengths, and inspire constructive engagement and action.

Bliss W. Browne, Founder and President of Imagine Chicago
Caroline B. Browne, M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Ph.D Candidate/Teaching Fellow UNC

REGISTRATION: $350 - Early bird discount of $50 before June 15. Includes training materials with permission to adapt them for use in other settings. Space limited to 50 participants.
Online Registration: http://frameworksforinspiringchange.eventbrite.com/

Location: Minneapolis, MN (Further details will be sent with registration confirmation)
Date: Thursday July 30, 9-4 pm, Friday July 31, 9-noon
Hosted by: Appreciative Inquiry Community of Minnesota
Co-sponsored by: Imagine Chicago

For more information please contact: Bliss Browne [email protected]  Ph: 1-773-275-2520 or Patricia Danielson [email protected]

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