Appreciative Inquiry Handbook For Leaders of Change

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Edition: 2nd 2008
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List price: $49.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 498
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

"Appreciative Inquiry Handbook explains in-depth what AI is and how it works, and includes stories of AI interventions and classic articles, sample project plans, interview guidelines, participant worksheets, a list of resources, a glossary of terms, and more.

About the Authors Diana Whitney Ph.D.is the President of Corporation for Positive Change, an international consulting firm specializing in the application of Appreciative Inquiry – the revolutionary process she helped develop and spread – to resolve the most pressing challenges of our time. In fields ranging from healthcare to education; from peace-building to business; from community development to government, Diana coaches executives and their teams in support of organization culture transformation, and strategic development. With over thirty years of experience, her clients include Merck, British Airways, Verizon, J&J, Calgary Health Region, University of Virginia Health System, Idaho Department of Education, and Sisters of Good Shepherd.Diana is a Founder of the Taos Institute, a center for dialogue among family therapists, educators and organization consultants. She is a Fellow of the World Business Academy. She is a Distinguished Consulting Faculty at Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center where she teaches and advises PhD students. She is an expert faculty for the NCR Picker Patient Centered Care Institute. Diana was also the President of the Philadelphia Chapter of SHRM.Dr. Whitney received her Ph.D. from Temple University (1980) in the field of Organizational Communication. Her early research into the dissemination of educational innovations funded by the National Institute of Education created an agenda for the ongoing development of educational R&D laboratories throughout the United States. (See Extensive CV for more info)Kae Rader MPAis an associate with the Corporation for Positive Change (CPC), Kae is one of a select few from around the world licensed to facilitate CPC's Appreciative Leadership Development Program. She has more than 30 years of management and leadership and service in the nonprofit sector, Kae Rader is a dynamic facilitator and results-oriented consultant who specialize in positive, practical approaches to organizational effectiveness. Clients in her consulting practice include: U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, Idaho State Board of Education and USA Diving. She speaks on the fundamentals of Appreciative Inquiry and its value to enhancing organizational effectiveness.Amanda Trosten-Bloomis Managing Director for Corporation for Positive Change – the premier consulting firm using Appreciative Inquiry for transformation and innovation in business, government and nonprofits around the world. One of the first consultants to use Appreciative Inquiry for whole system change in a business setting, Amanda is also an internationally recognized Appreciative Inquiry trainer, author and speaker. Her work focuses primarily on strength-based change in the areas of culture transformation, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, leadership development, and business process improvement.

List of Tables, Figures, and Exhibits
Essential Elements of Appreciative Inquiry
Theoretical Basis of Appreciative Inquiry
Appreciative Inquiry Process: How it Works
Introducing, Defining and Planning an Appreciative Inquiry Initiative
Application of the 4-D Cycle of Appreciative Inquiry
Discovery: What Gives Life?
Dream: What Might Be?
Design: How Can It Be?
Destiny: What Will Be?
Learning Applications and Resources
Sample Interview Guides and Summary Report
AI Case Applications
AI Worksheets
The AI Classics: Selected Articles
Appreciative Inquiry Bibliography
Glossary of Terms
Index
Statement of Taos Institute
Taos Institute Publications
Statement of Appreciative Inquiry Consulting
Positive Organizational Scholarship

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