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Appreciative Inquiry Foundations Workshop: Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change

Tue, November 30, 2010

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Target Audience: Managers, HR/OD professionals, practitioners and other leaders of transformative change
Workshop Leaders: Joanne Daykin and Catherine McKenna
Dates: November 30 - December 3, 2010
Workshop Hours: Tuesday, November 30, 8:30 (registration 8:00) to Friday, December 3, 4:30

This, hands on, learn by doing, in-depth workshop is designed for anyone seeking to obtain a solid grounding in the theory and practice of appreciative inquiry – e.g.- managers, consultants, human resource professionals, organizational and community facilitators - anyone concerned with minimizing resistance while achieving rapid change within human systems.

AI has been used very successfully with large change initiatives like program evaluation, restructuring, mergers, acquisitions, and for relational processes such as union/management relationship, diversity as an asset, and preparing the workforce to shift from hierarchy to horizontal team based processes. AI is particularly useful in turbulent environments.

Rather than just another technique or tool, AI is presented as a radically innovative approach to the whole field of organization development and community change. The program focuses on energizing positive change in organization/community direction and culture. Most importantly, this workshop grounds participants in the concept of the emerging paradigm and what it means to “be AI” rather than just “doing AI”.