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Wednesday, June 10 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Combining Appreciative Inquiry and the Science of Creativity to Amplify Your Practice

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Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a proven methodology that focuses on the strengths of the organization and encourages a team to co-create the future they desire. It is ideal for the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world we are facing today. This session explores how to combine  AI methodology and Creative Problem Solving (CPS) tools in both your personal and professional life. 

Kim will share practical stories describing how a positive, strengths-based approach has helped organizations of all sizes achieve faster and better outcomes. This 90 min workshop will provide participants with time to experience AI methodology and explore specific ways to use it to enhance engagement, leverage collaboration and come up with actionable outcomes. The combination of these concepts can add a powerful dimension to your practice and will open up new best practices that are supported by extensive academic research. 

What will you learn or experience as a result of this program or session?
  • Experience Appreciative Inquiry (AI) as a strength-based, creativity approach
  • Learn how to combine AI and CPS in organizations facing a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world 
  • Master an AI tool that can help your organization reframe problems as opportunities when the situation calls for this.

How might the content of this program or session change your perceptions, habits, ways of working, or view on the world?
  • Learn how looking at the same topic as an opportunity rather than as a problem can open up new thinking and engagement.
  • Explore how a positive approach can transform a CPS facilitation into a life-changing experience.
  • Re-energize your CPS practice with new tools to open up deeper connections and faster outcomes.

How might you apply what you learn or experience in this program or session?
  • Master a tool for reframing a problem as an opportunity that you can use immediately after the session.
  • Learn when Appreciative Inquiry might be the best option to explore your ideal outcome.
  • Use storytelling to open up new opportunities in your organization.

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Kim Marie McKernan

Owner, Inspired Outcomes
Kim is a trained Creative Problem Solving facilitator and uses it extensively in combination with Appreciative Inquiry as her business's foundation to help organizations, startups, and individuals bring their vision to life. From brainstorming new names and tag lines for startup businesses... Read More →

Wednesday June 10, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am EDT