Georgina Noakes will lead this interactive workshop on how we can use the approach called Appreciative Inquiry (AI) to bring about positive change.
By looking for strengths and solutions, working creatively and generating energy, enthusiasm and a positive vision, Appreciative Inquiry can lead to far more effective strategic change than can the alternative technique of “problem-solving”, with its negative connotations.
Georgina will coach us through an AI process in order to show how to use this inspirational technique in personal, community and organisational settings. Devised at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, by Professors David Cooperrider and Suresh Srivastva, AI is now used extensively in business and other contexts throughout the world to find out what works for individuals and organisations. Georgina uses this systemic, solution-orientated method in her work with companies, professional practices, voluntary and faith groups and in the public sector.
Although there will be an opportunity for a Q&A, the emphasis of this event will be on learning about and practising AI.
If you have any questions, please contact Caroline Clark, Surrey network lead: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Cranleigh Arts Centre, 1 High Street, Cranleigh, GU6 8AS
Cranleigh is just off the A281 and is about ten miles to the south east of Guildford (which has the nearest railway station). The Arts Centre is at the eastern end of the High Street near the Esso Garage. There is a public car park nearby.
Sandwiches and soft drinks will be provided at the start of the evening.