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The Appreciative Inquiry for Collaborative Solutions


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About the Website. Appreciations. INTRODUCTION. What Is Appreciative Inquiry? What This Book Contains. How to Use This Book. Value for the Organization. PART I CONTEXT SETTING. Providing a Personal Context. Waking Up. Shifting the Paradigm. Organizational Contexts. Fresh Influences. Calling of Our Times. PART II OVERVIEW OF APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY AND POSITIVE, STRENGTH-BASED APPROACHES TO HUMAN AND ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT. A Symphony of Strengths. Appreciative Inquiry. Positive Psychology. Strength-Based Movement. PART III COLLABORATIVE WORKSHOPS. Introduction. Workshop Design Principles. Workshop Practice: What You Can Expect. Workshop Titles: Affirmative Topics. Purpose of the Workshops. Objectives of theWorkshops. Workshop Selection. Workshop Duration and Participant Selection. Structure of Content. Facilitation Process. General Guidelines for All Workshops. Summary of Process. WORKSHOPS. Creating Change Positively. Shared Leadership. Appreciating Collaborations. Valuing Technology. Unleashing Creativity for Continuous Innovation. High-Performing Teams. Compassionate Connections. Strength-Based Coaching. Respectful Relationships. Business As a Positive Agent for Change?Leaving a Legacy. Nurturing Diversity. Flourishing Communities. Peak Performance?Being in Flow. Caring for Our Environment. Learning at a New Level. Working with Integrity. Purpose-Driven Selling. Global Interconnectivity. Generations Working Together. Juggling It All! Building Capacity Through Strengths. PART IV DESIGNING YOUR OWN STRENGTH-BASED WORKSHOPS. Introduction. Review of Workshop Design. Participants and Leadership. Valuing the Appreciative Inquiry Experience. Closing Reflections. Selected Bibliography. Websites. About the Author.

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Robyn Stratton-Berkessel is founder and president of L.I.T. Global ( She has 25 years in organization design and development, executive coaching, facilitation and corporate training within Fortune 500 companies internationally. As designer and facilitator, she specializes in Appreciative Inquiry to unleash the power of participation, engagement and collaboration.

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