Leading Appreciatively: Helping People Thrive

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November 12, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am PST - Virtual Event

Event Date & Time:

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Time: 9:00-10:15am Pacific Time / 12:00-1:15pm Eastern Time

Event Description:

There is a shift in leadership. Our views of organizations as machines, and of people as parts of those machines, are shifting. The understanding of how organizations work is shifting to one that recognizes organizations as complex and more human. There is a shift away from the outdated top-heavy bureaucracies to a sense of the organization as something capable of being more human, of being a place where people can collaborate, grow and find meaning. It is a place where people can not only feel heard but also feel that their enormous capacities for good and innovation are being magnified and utilized to build stronger, better and more resilient organizations that recognize the power of the human spirit. Leaders of such organizations are typically appreciative leaders who see the good in people, value all voices, inspire generative thinking, open up to new possibilities, challenge the status quo, and inspire better ways of being. Appreciative leaders recognize the incredibly powerful forces that are unleashed when one leads with positive intent and has conversations that elevate engagement and encourage people to thrive.

Leadership has seldom been more demanding. Leaders need absolute clarity on what their followers need in these volatile times. The ever-changing, and increasingly complex world demands a move away from a deficit-based, problem-solving approach to leadership. Problems in the 21st century are unstructured, non-technical and complex. Leadership is no longer in the mold of “machine repair.” It requires leaders who can navigate this multifaceted arena, and who understand that leadership is less about interventions and answers, and more about inquiry and appreciation. A Gallup research team asked more than 10,000 followers what the most influential leaders contributed to their lives. The answers were trust, compassion, stability and hope.

Appreciative leaders understand that people and relationships thrive, confidence grows and innovative thought is sparked when people are able to share their hopes and dreams, their concerns and wishes in affirming and positive ways, and see the best in themselves and others, so that they may together create new and better environment for all.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will:

  • Understand the role of the appreciative leader in meeting the needs of followers.
  • Learn the 4 needs of followers.
  • Learn practical tools to ensure leadership success and ignite the talents of others.

Event designed for:

Leaders in businesses and corporations, community development, other educational organizations (four-year colleges, universities, schools), governmental organizations, and nonprofit organizations–in short, anyone who wants to learn how to lead Appreciatively.

Method of Delivery:

These live events will be delivered and recorded using Zoom. You can participate in these live events using any device: computer, tablet, or mobile. Please participate using the dial-in method you feel most comfortable with. You will receive the meeting login information for this event in a confirmation email upon registration.

If you have any questions about this event or have difficulty connecting in Zoom, please contact Peter Dry at PeterDry@thepdlearninggroup.com.

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Registration Includes

  • One 75-minute live webinar;
  • Access to recorded webinar session (should you miss it or wish to revisit the content covered).

AI Practitioners

Peter Dry’s ability to lead change in organizations around the world has resulted in new and innovative practices in leadership and education proving his ability to create vision and translate it into practice. He helped found an international school in Norway, has consulted to schools in Australia, America and South Africa and has been a regular presenter at conferences. He and his wife, Samantha (a fellow educator) have worked in schools on 5 different continents. They also run The Simunye Project. This is an organization that takes students on an 18-day trip to South Africa each year to do community service.

Peter recently spent time in the corporate world advising on leadership, innovation and the creation of learning communities. His recent role was as an organizational learning manager at BMW Finance. He is currently the Assistant Head of School and Dean of Innovation and Academics at Principia and is completing his doctoral studies on the development of teacher leadership in schools. View Peter’s Directory Listing>


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