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Leading Positive Change through Appreciative Inquiry

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Appreciative Inquiry is a collaborative and constructive inquiry process that searches for everything that gives life to organizations, communities, and larger human systems when they are most alive, effective, creative and healthy in their interconnected ecology of relationships. To appreciate, quite simply, means to value and to recognize that which has value—it is a way of knowing and valuing the best in life. In the language of Positive Organizational Scholarship it means a research focus—a positive bias—seeking fresh understanding of dynamics described by words like excellence, thriving, abundance, resilience, or exceptional and life-giving. In this context the word appreciate means to value those things of value—it is a mode of knowing often connected to the idea of esthetic appreciation in the arts. To appreciate also means to be grateful or thankful for—it is a way of being and maintaining a positive stance along the path of life's journey. And not incidentally, to appreciate is to increase in value too. Combining the three—appreciation as a way of knowing, as a way of being and as an increase in value– suggests that Appreciative Inquiry is simultaneously a life-centric form of study and a constructive mode of practice. As a form of study, Appreciative Inquiry focuses on searching systematically for those capacities and processes that give life and strength and possibility to a living system; and as a constructive mode of practice, it aims at designing and crafting human organizations through a process in which valuing and creating are viewed as one, and where inquiry and change are powerfully related and understood as a seamless and integral whole Leading Positive Change through Appreciative Inquiry is a course dedicated to advancing our understanding and skill in leading strength-based change and on how to create, foster and manage organizations in which people thrive and perform at their best.

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Rating 4.7 based on 47 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 6 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
Starts Jul 6 (last week)
Cost $49
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Instructor Ronald Fry
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Subjects Business
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Excelente, esperanzador, con una clara y conmovedora exposición del Profesor Ronald Fry.Muchas gracias Nice This course really helped deepen my understanding of Appreciative Inquiry.

The skills and strategies are applicable to a number of situations in education and I can't wait to use appreciative inquiry strategies both with my classes and in meetings.

Ronald Fry does a great course on appreciative inquiry, the approach he and David Cooperrider developed since 1997.

Great learning from Ron Fry, who created Appreciative Inquiry along with Cooperider.

This is an amazing course which impacts the learner positively and makes him able to be a leader who can bring change and drive any change in his team and ecosystem in a very positive way.It was an enriching experience to learn fine techniques of appreciative inquiry in this course.

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Rating 4.7 based on 47 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 6 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
Starts Jul 6 (last week)
Cost $49
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Instructor Ronald Fry
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Business
Tags Business Business Essentials Leadership And Management

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