May 20 2013
Appreciative Inquiry (AI)...
Is a strengths-based and inclusive approach to organizational and community change. The AI process actively engages members to search for the strengths in themselves, people, their organizations and the world around them. Building on their best, they connect to their capacities, strengths and best experiences to create a shared vision and positive action.
In this highly interactive learning experience, you will be trained, using an extensive manual co-authored by the instructors, and learn:
• How to apply the 5 D process of Appreciative Inquiry in nonprofit and community applications.
• Skills in appreciative interviewing and questioning, story-telling and use of narrative to discover assets, create a shared vision and an agenda for change.
• "Real life" application of learning through a workplace-based project for your organization or community. Each participant will develop a workplace-based project to "test" and apply AI skills and process. Instructors will provide support and coaching between sessions. A portion of the third session will focus on participants' learning from their projects.
Apr 17 2013
While women in corporate America still find many barriers on the way to “the executive suite,” nonprofit and public organizations are increasingly led by women. Several leadership scholars predict that within 20 years, the majority of high level leaders across sectors will be women.
Become part of an extraordinary professional development experience for a new generation of women in public and nonprofit leadership.