Change SIG - 4/22/2016

2016-04-22 8:30 AM | Mary Charles Blakebrough (Administrator)

Co-creating an Appreciative Space for Change

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a positive, strength-based methodology that seeks to discover the best in people and organizations.  At the core of AI, the principle of Social Construction drives the process for compelling change.  Our words and our interactions are fateful.  We create reality together through our language, stories and relationships.

During this session, we will dive deeper into this principle and invite conversation regarding how we impact organizational change through dialogue, reframing, and valuing ways to ignite positive change.  We will intersect AI and the work of Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements and demonstrate how our ability to shift perspective and show up is pivotal to change initiatives.

Recommended pre-reading:  The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Mary Beth Schappe is the Founder of The Appreciative Lens, LLC. She has over 20 years experience as a training and organizational development professional. Mary Beth has extensive experience in providing consulting services to corporate and non-profit clients, focusing on achieving collaborative, thriving work environments.  Her focus is leadership-coaching, team development, and change initiatives.

Allen Keitz, ICF Coach, is the Founder of Keitz & Associates.  He is an award winning and nationally recognized manager and sales leader.  He has worked in the public, private, and educational sectors.  Allen focuses on developing talent and leadership within individuals and transforming cultures to create environments that support appreciative values, leadership, and a growth mindset in organizations.

For more information, contact SIG leaders, Vickie Bevenour  or Mary Charles Blakebrough (919-493-5424).


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