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Appreciative Inquiry + Visuals: Free Mini-Session (part 1)

EVENT DATE & TIME:

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Time: 9:00am-9:30am PDT / 12:00pm-12:30pm EDT

Please note: While live attendance will give you the greatest return on your investment of time, this virtual session will be recorded and saved for registered participants who are unable to attend a scheduled webinar. A link to the recording will be provided so that participants can view/listen to the recording at a time that works best for them.

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

Combining visuals with the facilitated Appreciative Inquiry (AI) process increases participant engagement in meetings through a shared vision of understanding—not to mention, enjoyment! Whether you are an AI Facilitator who wants to add visuals to your toolbox, or an experienced Visual Practitioner who wants to integrate AI into your work, the combination of the two offer a rich, interactive environment for both online or in-person meetings.

Participants do not need to know how to draw, just have an open mind to drawing. We will cover several ways to make meetings visual without drawing live in front of your client. Nor do participants need to be certified AI facilitators or coaches. Regardless of your skill level, your interest and passion will drive your curiosity. Together we will dive deep into the value of visuals in AI facilitated meetings.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

In this free, 30-minute session, you will discover how visuals and AI can be used to visually facilitate a discovery meeting with a client.

If you would like to learn more, we invite you to participate in Appreciative Inquiry + Visuals: Meeting Design (part 2). In this virtual workshop we will dive deeper to create customized visual templates and exercises for use with any individual, team, organization or community. Additional resources will be shared should you want to expand your AI + Visuals practice.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

This free Define/Discovery mini-session is designed for:

  • AI Facilitators or meeting organizers who want to add visuals to their toolbox.
  • Visual Practitioners who want to integrate AI into their work.

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

This live event will be delivered using Zoom and will be using the Zoom annotation tool. While you may participate in this live event using any device: computer or tablet, you will have the most optimal experience if you join via a laptop or desktop computer.

You will receive the Zoom login information upon registration. If you have any questions about this event or have difficulty connecting in Zoom, please contact Heather Martinez at [email protected].

CONTINUED LEARNING AND PRACTICE:

If you wish to continue learning about creating and incorporating visuals with your Appreciative Inquiry practice, we invite you to register for Appreciative Inquiry + Visuals: Meeting Design (part 2)*. This course is designed to give you a variety of visual tools, templates and exercises that align with each step of the Appreciative Inquiry 5D Framework. Following the framework, you can create custom templates to use as facilitation tools designed to meet your clients’ desired outcomes. Together, we will explore these complimentary approaches with others in the AI and/or visual field to deepen your understanding and bring value to your projects.

You can learn more about Appreciative Inquiry + Visuals: Meeting Design (part 2) by clicking here.

*Please note: to enroll in Part 2 of this program, participants must complete the pre-requisite which entails attending a live session (or watch a recording) of Appreciative Inquiry + Visuals: Free Mini-Session (part 1).

Appreciative Inquiry + Visuals: Free Mini-Session (part 1)

EVENT DATE & TIME:

Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Time: 9:00am-9:30am PDT / 12:00pm-12:30pm EDT

Please note: While live attendance will give you the greatest return on your investment of time, this virtual session will be recorded and saved for registered participants who are unable to attend a scheduled webinar. A link to the recording will be provided so that participants can view/listen to the recording at a time that works best for them.

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

Combining visuals with the facilitated Appreciative Inquiry (AI) process increases participant engagement in meetings through a shared vision of understanding—not to mention, enjoyment! Whether you are an AI Facilitator who wants to add visuals to your toolbox, or an experienced Visual Practitioner who wants to integrate AI into your work, the combination of the two offer a rich, interactive environment for both online or in-person meetings.

Participants do not need to know how to draw, just have an open mind to drawing. We will cover several ways to make meetings visual without drawing live in front of your client. Nor do participants need to be certified AI facilitators or coaches. Regardless of your skill level, your interest and passion will drive your curiosity. Together we will dive deep into the value of visuals in AI facilitated meetings.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

In this free, 30-minute session, you will discover how visuals and AI can be used to visually facilitate a discovery meeting with a client.

If you would like to learn more, we invite you to participate in Appreciative Inquiry + Visuals: Meeting Design (part 2). In this virtual workshop we will dive deeper to create customized visual templates and exercises for use with any individual, team, organization or community. Additional resources will be shared should you want to expand your AI + Visuals practice.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

This free Define/Discovery mini-session is designed for:

  • AI Facilitators or meeting organizers who want to add visuals to their toolbox.
  • Visual Practitioners who want to integrate AI into their work.

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

This live event will be delivered using Zoom and will be using the Zoom annotation tool. While you may participate in this live event using any device: computer or tablet, you will have the most optimal experience if you join via a laptop or desktop computer.

You will receive the Zoom login information upon registration. If you have any questions about this event or have difficulty connecting in Zoom, please contact Heather Martinez at [email protected].

CONTINUED LEARNING AND PRACTICE:

If you wish to continue learning about creating and incorporating visuals with your Appreciative Inquiry practice, we invite you to register for Appreciative Inquiry + Visuals: Meeting Design (part 2)*. This course is designed to give you a variety of visual tools, templates and exercises that align with each step of the Appreciative Inquiry 5D Framework. Following the framework, you can create custom templates to use as facilitation tools designed to meet your clients’ desired outcomes. Together, we will explore these complimentary approaches with others in the AI and/or visual field to deepen your understanding and bring value to your projects.

You can learn more about Appreciative Inquiry + Visuals: Meeting Design (part 2) by clicking here.

*Please note: to enroll in Part 2 of this program, participants must complete the pre-requisite which entails attending a live session (or watch a recording) of Appreciative Inquiry + Visuals: Free Mini-Session (part 1).

Appreciative Inquiry + Visuals: Meeting Design (part 2)

EVENT DATE & TIME:

Session 1**

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

DEFINE/DISCOVER

DREAM

DESIGN

DESTINY/DELIVER

This pre-requisite session is offered several times throughout the year and must be completed prior to this workshop.

November 2, 2022
9:00am-11:00am PST / 12:00pm-2:00pm EST

November 9, 2022
9:00am-11:00am PST / 12:00pm-2:00pm EST

November 16, 2022
9:00am-11:00am PST / 12:00pm-2:00pm EST

**Session 1, labeled Appreciative Inquiry + Visuals: Free Mini-Session (part 1), is a free, 30-minute workshop that will be offered multiple times throughout the year. We invite you to visit our event calendar to find a date that works best for you. If you are unable to attend a live session, you can also meet this pre-requisite by watching a recording of the event. You can enjoy the recording here.

Please note: While live attendance will give you the greatest return on your investment of time, all virtual sessions will be recorded and saved for participants who are unable to attend a scheduled webinar. Links to the recordings will be provided so that participants can view/listen to the recording at a time that works best for them.

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

Combining visuals with the facilitated Appreciative Inquiry (AI) process increases participant engagement in meetings through a shared vision of understanding—not to mention, enjoyment! Imagine where you fall in a Venn diagram. Whether you are an AI Facilitator who wants to add visuals to your toolbox, or an experienced Visual Practitioner who wants to integrate AI into your work, the combination of the two offer a rich, interactive environment for both online or in-person meetings.

This course is designed to give you a variety of visual tools, templates and exercises that align with each step of the Appreciative Inquiry 5D Framework. Following the framework, you can create custom templates to use as facilitation tools designed to meet your clients’ desired outcomes. We will explore these complimentary approaches with others in the AI and/or visual field to deepen your understanding and bring value to your projects.

The live, online sessions will allow you to experience the process as a participant and give you the insights to apply to your facilitative practice. Participants do not need to know how to draw, just have an open mind to drawing. We will cover several ways to make meetings visual without drawing live in front of your client. Nor do participants need to be certified AI facilitators or coaches. Regardless of your skill level, your interest and passion will drive your curiosity. Together we will dive deep into the value of visuals in AI facilitated meetings.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Each session offers a new library of resources to support your visual AI facilitation efforts.

SESSION 1: DEFINE/DISCOVER (pre-requisite for this course)

Participants must complete this session prior to the start of this event. Session 1, labeled Appreciative Inquiry + Visuals: Free Mini-Session (part 1), teaches participants how visuals and Appreciative Inquiry can be used to visually facilitate a discovery meeting with a client. This session will be offered several times prior to the course. We invite you to visit our event calendar to find a date that works best for you. You may attend one or more live or watch a recording of one of the live sessions.

SESSION 2: DREAM

Together we will leverage a series of visual templates to dream about the common desired outcomes of meetings and what you would like to gain out of the course.

SESSION 3: DESIGN

Co-creation is key! We will custom design visual templates based on the AI questions we develop to engage participants. These will be shared to increase our library of resources.

SESSION 4: DESTINY/DELIVER

There are many analog and digital visual tools used to support meaningful conversations. We will determine the appropriate tool for the job based on efficacy and your comfort level.

Visual templates and exercises shared in this class can be further customized for your use with any individual, team, organization or community. Additional resources will be shared should you want to expand your AI + Visuals practice. Participants in the course have full access to the instructor via email between sessions 2-4 for feedback.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

This workshop is designed for:

  • AI Facilitators or meeting organizers who want to add visuals to their toolbox.
  • Visual Practitioners who want to integrate AI into their work.

PRE-REQUISITE:

Session 1 is a free 30-minute Define and Discovery session that will be offered several times prior to the course. We invite you to visit our event calendar to find a date that works best for you. You may attend one or more live or watch a recording of one of the live sessions.

PRE-WORK/HOMEWORK:

In addition to completing the Define and Discovery session prior to the start of the course, you will be asked AI questions between each session in the form of visual templates you can customize and use in the delivery of your AI Visual work.

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

This live event will be delivered using Zoom and will be using the Zoom annotation tool. While you may participate in this live event using any device: computer or tablet, you will have the most optimal experience if you join via a laptop or desktop computer.

You will receive the Zoom login information upon registration. If you have any questions about this event or have difficulty connecting in Zoom, please contact Heather Martinez at [email protected].

Appreciative Inquiry + Visuals: Free Mini-Session (part 1)

EVENT DATE & TIME:

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Time: 9:00am-9:30am PDT / 12:00pm-12:30pm EDT

Please note: While live attendance will give you the greatest return on your investment of time, this virtual session will be recorded and saved for registered participants who are unable to attend a scheduled webinar. A link to the recording will be provided so that participants can view/listen to the recording at a time that works best for them.

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

Combining visuals with the facilitated Appreciative Inquiry (AI) process increases participant engagement in meetings through a shared vision of understanding—not to mention, enjoyment! Whether you are an AI Facilitator who wants to add visuals to your toolbox, or an experienced Visual Practitioner who wants to integrate AI into your work, the combination of the two offer a rich, interactive environment for both online or in-person meetings.

Participants do not need to know how to draw, just have an open mind to drawing. We will cover several ways to make meetings visual without drawing live in front of your client. Nor do participants need to be certified AI facilitators or coaches. Regardless of your skill level, your interest and passion will drive your curiosity. Together we will dive deep into the value of visuals in AI facilitated meetings.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

In this free, 30-minute session, you will discover how visuals and AI can be used to visually facilitate a discovery meeting with a client.

If you would like to learn more, we invite you to participate in Appreciative Inquiry + Visuals: Meeting Design (part 2). In this virtual workshop we will dive deeper to create customized visual templates and exercises for use with any individual, team, organization or community. Additional resources will be shared should you want to expand your AI + Visuals practice.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

This free Define/Discovery mini-session is designed for:

  • AI Facilitators or meeting organizers who want to add visuals to their toolbox.
  • Visual Practitioners who want to integrate AI into their work.

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

This live event will be delivered using Zoom and will be using the Zoom annotation tool. While you may participate in this live event using any device: computer or tablet, you will have the most optimal experience if you join via a laptop or desktop computer.

You will receive the Zoom login information upon registration. If you have any questions about this event or have difficulty connecting in Zoom, please contact Heather Martinez at [email protected].

CONTINUED LEARNING AND PRACTICE:

If you wish to continue learning about creating and incorporating visuals with your Appreciative Inquiry practice, we invite you to register for Appreciative Inquiry + Visuals: Meeting Design (part 2)*. This course is designed to give you a variety of visual tools, templates and exercises that align with each step of the Appreciative Inquiry 5D Framework. Following the framework, you can create custom templates to use as facilitation tools designed to meet your clients’ desired outcomes. Together, we will explore these complimentary approaches with others in the AI and/or visual field to deepen your understanding and bring value to your projects.

You can learn more about Appreciative Inquiry + Visuals: Meeting Design (part 2) by clicking here.

*Please note: to enroll in Part 2 of this program, participants must complete the pre-requisite which entails attending a live session (or watch a recording) of Appreciative Inquiry + Visuals: Free Mini-Session (part 1).

Co-Creating a More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive World with Appreciative Inquiry

February 1, 2022 – 3:30pm-5:30pm Beijing Time/ 9:30am – 11:30 am SAST
February 8, 2022 – 3:30pm-5:30pm Beijing Time/ 9:30am – 11:30 am SAST
February 15, 2022 – 3:30pm-5:30pm Beijing Time/ 9:30am – 11:30 am SAST
February 22, 2022 – 3:30pm-5:30pm Beijing Time/ 9:30am – 11:30 am SAST

Virtual Series Overview

Learn how to apply Appreciative Inquiry (AI) to create the social change of our time. This moment is opportune for AI principles and tools to help focus our work on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) issues like #BlackLivesMatters, #MeToo and rise to the call to action. So, come prepared to collaboratively inquire into what’s working and what’s possible to create the change we want to see in our workplaces, communities and family systems.

This course is designed to support you in taking DEI actions with AI principles, process and tools. We invite you to come with a DEI project (big or small, personal or professional) that will ensure your learning through immediate application. We will help you identify the individual and collective strengths within your initiative, develop generative questions to engage in listening and storytelling for positive possibilities, and ensure you have an action plan to co-create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive destiny.

We will share our expertise working in the fields of DEI and OD, including our theory of change and model published in an Inclusive Leadership book (2020, Routledge*). However, this course will not be a diversity, equity and inclusion training, an unconscious bias assessment, nor an anti-racist webinar. We will provide links to those resources, some which will form part of the pre-work, as there are incredible colleagues who have devoted their life and work to building DEI knowledge and skill set deep dives (for longer than the duration of this course permits).

This course is designed for all Appreciative Inquiry skill levels, whether you are new to AI or you’re an AI expert and yearning to incorporate DEI into your living AI practice. As BIPOC women facilitators, AI has been central to our resilience in social change work and strengthened our call-in culture work in organizations.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of participating in this 4-webinar series you will be able to:

– Actively contribute to a more diverse, equitable and inclusive world.
– Deepen your Appreciative Inquiry practice and tools.
– Work on your own DEI project at work, home or in your community using AI principles and tools.
– Establish a learning and accountability process and community for your AI DEI work.
– Create an Action Plan for your DEI project’s destiny.

Target Audience

AI practitioners and AI students, consultants, coaches, collaborative group leaders, DEI practitioners interested in AI and anyone seeking to strengthen their Appreciative Inquiry practices and tools to increase their diversity, equity and inclusion work at work, home, or in their communities.

Virtual Webinar Series

WEBINAR #1: CREATING A SAFE CONTAINER AND BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE – RENEW
February 1, 2022 – 3:30pm-5:30pm Beijing Time/ 9:30am – 11:30 am SAST

We will share a relational theory of change and appreciative leadership model applied to DEI. We will discuss and identify various diversity markers and explore the term intersectionality, coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw, with an additional AI lens, e.g. “how might the term serve as a meaningful metaphor for bringing out the best of women by exploring layers of strengths and wisdom developed by living with multiple forms of inequality and disadvantage” (Thriving Women, Thriving World. 2019, Taos*). We will build understanding and trust through paired work and group shared agreements. The discussions will be informed in part through DEI pre-readings and personal experiences of positive change.

WEBINAR #2: PROJECT-BASED WORK – RELATE
February 8, 2022 – 3:30pm-5:30pm Beijing Time/ 9:30am – 11:30 am SAST

We will review and integrate AI principles, tools, and or process into each person’s identified personal or professional DEI project. Small groups will learn and practice a strengths-based peer mentoring and coaching “Spaciousness Thinking Partners” process to build, brainstorm and peer feedback on each project. The process involves amplifying and dreaming into what is possible.

WEBINAR #3: EMBODIED LEARNING – CO-CREATE
February 15, 2022 – 3:30pm-5:30pm Beijing Time/ 9:30am – 11:30 am SAST

We will review and explore how the projects, following asynchronous project building, can go further with deeper reflection and breakthroughs on limiting beliefs. We will craft and use generative questions to center living AI and DEI ethos and values in your professional and personal processes. What is emerging that informs your DEI future? How can this be practically applied? Where do you need further support? How can you share, learn and grow as an AI DEI community? What are the generative questions we need to consistently and persistently be asking to grow our DEI strengths-based practice?

WEBINAR #4: AI TOOLKIT AND THE RELATIONAL POWER OF DEI ACTION PLANS – RESOLVE
February 22, 2022 – 3:30pm-5:30pm Beijing Time/ 9:30am – 11:30 am SAST

We will conclude harvesting the projects review and exploration. We will reflect on and converge all our key insights and emerging wisdom in order to solidify a vast toolbox for practical application post course. Our DEI resolve and resilience is explored by delving into the inner condition and external relationships (with both allies and antagonists) needed for successful action.

To strengthen our community of practice, supportive materials, resources and recommended readings will be made available, as well as between-session sharing of practices, questions, and reflections (e.g. new ways of thinking).

Method of Delivery

This course will be presented using Zoom over scheduled 4 weeks with a two-hour webinar per week. Prior to this event, the facilitators will email you everything you need to participate in this course, including: the Zoom meeting login information and a link to a collaboration space on Google.

Please note: these virtual webinar sessions will not by recorded for asynchronous viewing due to the experiential nature of the session and the extensive time working and learning in small groups. Asynchronous learning will focus on increasing confidence, courage and clarity through application of our unique processes. DEI resources and Appreciative Inquiry resources from the AI commons are highlighted. Additionally, the course is designed as project-based learning, so plan on your expertise and project thriving with three hours of asynchronous group work between classes. This group work is required course work.

Additionally, the course is designed as project-based learning, so plan on blocking out 6 hours of asynchronous group work outside of the 4 webinars. Total time on the course to meet the intended outcomes: 14 hours.

Conversations Worth Having for Clinicians, Caseworkers, and Coaches

As helping professionals, our conversations are instrumental in our work with clients. They can support our clients in moving into a place of curiosity, creativity, and connection or in staying stuck in a place of fear, blame, or shame. This lunchtime series distills the fundamental Appreciative Inquiry principles down to two simple practices: generative questions and positive framing. Together we will explore easy strategies and applications for turning all of your conversations with clients into ones worth having.

This highly experiential virtual series is built upon Berrett Kohler’s bestseller, Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement by Cheri Torres and Jackie Stavros.

EVENT DATES & TIMES:

Session 1:

Session 2:

Session 3:

Session 4:

THE POWER OF CONVERSATION

THE ART OF ASKING QUESTIONS

INTENTIONAL FRAMING

STRATEGIES TO SHIFT & FEEDFORWARD

February 10, 2022
8:30am-10:00am PST/11:30am-1:00pm EST

February 24, 2022
8:30am-10:00am PST/11:30am-1:00pm EST

March 10, 2022
8:30am-10:00am PST/11:30am-1:00pm EST

March 24, 2022
8:30am-10:00am PST/11:30am-1:00pm EST

WHO WILL BENEFIT:

  • Coaches
  • Therapists, counselors, psychologists
  • Case workers
  • Counselor/social work educators and supervisors
  • Graduate/undergraduate students
  • Anyone else in the wellbeing or helping field

YOU'LL LEAVE WITH:

  • An understanding of the nature of conversation and why our words are important (drawing from neuropsychology, Appreciative Inquiry, and positive psychology).
  • A mindfulness practice that you can do on your own and share with clients.
  • Two simple strategies to transform your conversations.
  • Increased ability to access your curiosity in sessions.
  • Increased understanding of the power of our framing as it relates to outcomes.
  • Tools and practices that you can integrate into your work immediately.
  • A renewed sense of inspiration and excitement around the work you get to do!

COURSE MODULES:

MODULE: 1: THE POWER OF CONVERSATION

PURPOSE: Understand the nature of our conversations, how they affect our body/mindsets, and develop your ability to recognize where you are at.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the neuroscience of conversation.
  • Recognize and experience the power of our words and conversations.
  • Practice priming your body/mindset for Conversations Worth Having using the ‘Tuning In’ strategy: Pause, Breathe, and Get Curious.
MODULE: 2: THE ART OF ASKING QUESTIONS

PURPOSE: Understand the basics of Appreciative Inquiry and improve your ability to ask generative questions to support clients in moving towards their goals.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Experience the nature of conversations and its effects on your and others.
  • Understand the different types of listening in order to prime for curiosity and connections.
  • Recognize a generative question.
  • Practice using generative questions to shift the tone and direction of a conversation.
MODULE: 3: INTENTIONAL FRAMING

PURPOSE: Use positive framing to reorient your focus to what wants to be created and continue to develop your ability to ask generative questions.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Experience flipping negative conversations to Conversations Worth Having.
  • Use flipping to frame problems and issues.
  • Practice using generative questions as they relate to positive framing using the flipping technique.
MODULE: 4: STRATEGIES TO SHIFT AND FEEDFORWARD

PURPOSE: Develop additional strategies for shifting your body/mindset and practice approaching your work as a wellbeing professional using a growth mindset.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Explore additional strategies to shift from ‘protect’ to ‘connect’.
  • Adopt a growth mindset.
  • Understand the difference between feedback and feedforward.
  • Practice integrating material using the lens of growth mindset and feedforward.

Co-Creating a More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive World with Appreciative Inquiry

Oct. 5, 2022 – 9:00am-11:00am Pacific/12:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern/ and 6:00-8:00 p.m. SAST
Oct. 12, 2022 – 9:00am-11:00am Pacific/12:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern/ and 6:00-8:00 p.m. SAST
Oct. 19, 2022 – 9:00am-11:00am Pacific/12:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern/ and 6:00-8:00 p.m. SAST
Oct. 26, 2022 – 9:00am-11:00am Pacific/12:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern/ and 6:00-8:00 p.m. SAST

Virtual Series Overview

Learn how to apply Appreciative Inquiry (AI) to create the social change of our time. This moment is opportune for AI principles and tools to help focus our work on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) issues like #BlackLivesMatters, #MeToo and rise to the call to action. So, come prepared to collaboratively inquire into what’s working and what’s possible to create the change we want to see in our workplaces, communities and family systems.

This course is designed to support you in taking DEI actions with AI principles, process and tools. We invite you to come with a DEI project (big or small, personal or professional) that will ensure your learning through immediate application. We will help you identify the individual and collective strengths within your initiative, develop generative questions to engage in listening and storytelling for positive possibilities, and ensure you have an action plan to co-create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive destiny.

We will share our expertise working in the fields of DEI and OD, including our theory of change and model published in an Inclusive Leadership book (2020, Routledge*). However, this course will not be a diversity, equity and inclusion training, an unconscious bias assessment, nor an anti-racist webinar. We will provide links to those resources, some which will form part of the pre-work, as there are incredible colleagues who have devoted their life and work to building DEI knowledge and skill set deep dives (for longer than the duration of this course permits).

This course is designed for all Appreciative Inquiry skill levels, whether you are new to AI or you’re an AI expert and yearning to incorporate DEI into your living AI practice. As BIPOC women facilitators, AI has been central to our resilience in social change work and strengthened our call-in culture work in organizations.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of participating in this 4-webinar series you will be able to:

– Actively contribute to a more diverse, equitable and inclusive world.
– Deepen your Appreciative Inquiry practice and tools.
– Work on your own DEI project at work, home or in your community using AI principles and tools.
– Establish a learning and accountability process and community for your AI DEI work.
– Create an Action Plan for your DEI project’s destiny.

Target Audience

AI practitioners and AI students, consultants, coaches, collaborative group leaders, DEI practitioners interested in AI and anyone seeking to strengthen their Appreciative Inquiry practices and tools to increase their diversity, equity and inclusion work at work, home, or in their communities.

Virtual Webinar Series

WEBINAR #1: CREATING A SAFE CONTAINER AND BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE – RENEW
October 5, 2022 – 9:00am-11:00am Pacific/12:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern/ and 6:00-8:00 p.m. SAST

We will share a relational theory of change and appreciative leadership model applied to DEI. We will discuss and identify various diversity markers and explore the term intersectionality, coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw, with an additional AI lens, e.g. “how might the term serve as a meaningful metaphor for bringing out the best of women by exploring layers of strengths and wisdom developed by living with multiple forms of inequality and disadvantage” (Thriving Women, Thriving World. 2019, Taos*). We will build understanding and trust through paired work and group shared agreements. The discussions will be informed in part through DEI pre-readings and personal experiences of positive change.

WEBINAR #2: PROJECT-BASED WORK – RELATE

October 12, 2022 – 9:00am-11:00am Pacific/12:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern/ and 6:00-8:00 p.m. SAST

We will review and integrate AI principles, tools, and or process into each person’s identified personal or professional DEI project. Small groups will learn and practice a strengths-based peer mentoring and coaching “Spaciousness Thinking Partners” process to build, brainstorm and peer feedback on each project. The process involves amplifying and dreaming into what is possible.

WEBINAR #3: EMBODIED LEARNING – CO-CREATE
October 19, 2022 – 9:00am-11:00am Pacific/12:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern/ and 6:00-8:00 p.m. SAST

We will review and explore how the projects, following asynchronous project building, can go further with deeper reflection and breakthroughs on limiting beliefs. We will craft and use generative questions to center living AI and DEI ethos and values in your professional and personal processes. What is emerging that informs your DEI future? How can this be practically applied? Where do you need further support? How can you share, learn and grow as an AI DEI community? What are the generative questions we need to consistently and persistently be asking to grow our DEI strengths-based practice?

WEBINAR #4: AI TOOLKIT AND THE RELATIONAL POWER OF DEI ACTION PLANS – RESOLVE

October 26, 2022 – 9:00am-11:00am Pacific/12:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern/ and 6:00-8:00 p.m. SAST

We will conclude harvesting the projects review and exploration. We will reflect on and converge all our key insights and emerging wisdom in order to solidify a vast toolbox for practical application post course. Our DEI resolve and resilience is explored by delving into the inner condition and external relationships (with both allies and antagonists) needed for successful action.

To strengthen our community of practice, supportive materials, resources and recommended readings will be made available, as well as between-session sharing of practices, questions, and reflections (e.g. new ways of thinking).

Method of Delivery

This course will be presented using Zoom over scheduled 4 weeks with a two-hour webinar per week. Prior to this event, the facilitators will email you everything you need to participate in this course, including: the Zoom meeting login information and a link to a collaboration space on Google.

Please note: these virtual webinar sessions will not by recorded for asynchronous viewing due to the experiential nature of the session and the extensive time working and learning in small groups. Asynchronous learning will focus on increasing confidence, courage and clarity through application of our unique processes. DEI resources and Appreciative Inquiry resources from the AI commons are highlighted. Additionally, the course is designed as project-based learning, so plan on your expertise and project thriving with three hours of asynchronous group work between classes. This group work is required course work.

Additionally, the course is designed as project-based learning, so plan on blocking out 6 hours of asynchronous group work outside of the 4 webinars. Total time on the course to meet the intended outcomes: 14 hours.

Co-Creating a More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive World with Appreciative Inquiry

May 4, 2022 – 9:00am-11:00am Pacific/12:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern/ and 6:00-8:00 p.m. SAST
May 11, 2022 – 9:00am-11:00am Pacific/12:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern/ and 6:00-8:00 p.m. SAST
May 18, 2022 – 9:00am-11:00am Pacific/12:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern/ and 6:00-8:00 p.m. SAST
May 25, 2022 – 9:00am-11:00am Pacific/12:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern/ and 6:00-8:00 p.m. SAST

Virtual Series Overview

Learn how to apply Appreciative Inquiry (AI) to create the social change of our time. This moment is opportune for AI principles and tools to help focus our work on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) issues like #BlackLivesMatters, #MeToo and rise to the call to action. So, come prepared to collaboratively inquire into what’s working and what’s possible to create the change we want to see in our workplaces, communities and family systems.

This course is designed to support you in taking DEI actions with AI principles, process and tools. We invite you to come with a DEI project (big or small, personal or professional) that will ensure your learning through immediate application. We will help you identify the individual and collective strengths within your initiative, develop generative questions to engage in listening and storytelling for positive possibilities, and ensure you have an action plan to co-create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive destiny.

We will share our expertise working in the fields of DEI and OD, including our theory of change and model published in an Inclusive Leadership book (2020, Routledge*). However, this course will not be a diversity, equity and inclusion training, an unconscious bias assessment, nor an anti-racist webinar. We will provide links to those resources, some which will form part of the pre-work, as there are incredible colleagues who have devoted their life and work to building DEI knowledge and skill set deep dives (for longer than the duration of this course permits).

This course is designed for all Appreciative Inquiry skill levels, whether you are new to AI or you’re an AI expert and yearning to incorporate DEI into your living AI practice. As BIPOC women facilitators, AI has been central to our resilience in social change work and strengthened our call-in culture work in organizations.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of participating in this 4-webinar series you will be able to:

– Actively contribute to a more diverse, equitable and inclusive world.
– Deepen your Appreciative Inquiry practice and tools.
– Work on your own DEI project at work, home or in your community using AI principles and tools.
– Establish a learning and accountability process and community for your AI DEI work.
– Create an Action Plan for your DEI project’s destiny.

Target Audience

AI practitioners and AI students, consultants, coaches, collaborative group leaders, DEI practitioners interested in AI and anyone seeking to strengthen their Appreciative Inquiry practices and tools to increase their diversity, equity and inclusion work at work, home, or in their communities.

Virtual Webinar Series

WEBINAR #1: CREATING A SAFE CONTAINER AND BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE – RENEW
May 4, 2022 – 9:00am-11:00am Pacific/12:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern/ and 6:00-8:00 p.m. SAST

We will share a relational theory of change and appreciative leadership model applied to DEI. We will discuss and identify various diversity markers and explore the term intersectionality, coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw, with an additional AI lens, e.g. “how might the term serve as a meaningful metaphor for bringing out the best of women by exploring layers of strengths and wisdom developed by living with multiple forms of inequality and disadvantage” (Thriving Women, Thriving World. 2019, Taos*). We will build understanding and trust through paired work and group shared agreements. The discussions will be informed in part through DEI pre-readings and personal experiences of positive change.

WEBINAR #2: PROJECT-BASED WORK – RELATE

May 11, 2022 – 9:00am-11:00am Pacific/12:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern/ and 6:00-8:00 p.m. SAST

We will review and integrate AI principles, tools, and or process into each person’s identified personal or professional DEI project. Small groups will learn and practice a strengths-based peer mentoring and coaching “Spaciousness Thinking Partners” process to build, brainstorm and peer feedback on each project. The process involves amplifying and dreaming into what is possible.

WEBINAR #3: EMBODIED LEARNING – CO-CREATE
May 18, 2022 – 9:00am-11:00am Pacific/12:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern/ and 6:00-8:00 p.m. SAST

We will review and explore how the projects, following asynchronous project building, can go further with deeper reflection and breakthroughs on limiting beliefs. We will craft and use generative questions to center living AI and DEI ethos and values in your professional and personal processes. What is emerging that informs your DEI future? How can this be practically applied? Where do you need further support? How can you share, learn and grow as an AI DEI community? What are the generative questions we need to consistently and persistently be asking to grow our DEI strengths-based practice?

WEBINAR #4: AI TOOLKIT AND THE RELATIONAL POWER OF DEI ACTION PLANS – RESOLVE

May 25, 2022 – 9:00am-11:00am Pacific/12:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern/ and 6:00-8:00 p.m. SAST

We will conclude harvesting the projects review and exploration. We will reflect on and converge all our key insights and emerging wisdom in order to solidify a vast toolbox for practical application post course. Our DEI resolve and resilience is explored by delving into the inner condition and external relationships (with both allies and antagonists) needed for successful action.

To strengthen our community of practice, supportive materials, resources and recommended readings will be made available, as well as between-session sharing of practices, questions, and reflections (e.g. new ways of thinking).

Method of Delivery

This course will be presented using Zoom over scheduled 4 weeks with a two-hour webinar per week. Prior to this event, the facilitators will email you everything you need to participate in this course, including: the Zoom meeting login information and a link to a collaboration space on Google.

Please note: these virtual webinar sessions will not by recorded for asynchronous viewing due to the experiential nature of the session and the extensive time working and learning in small groups. Asynchronous learning will focus on increasing confidence, courage and clarity through application of our unique processes. DEI resources and Appreciative Inquiry resources from the AI commons are highlighted. Additionally, the course is designed as project-based learning, so plan on your expertise and project thriving with three hours of asynchronous group work between classes. This group work is required course work.

Additionally, the course is designed as project-based learning, so plan on blocking out 6 hours of asynchronous group work outside of the 4 webinars. Total time on the course to meet the intended outcomes: 14 hours.

Co-Creating a More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive World with Appreciative Inquiry

Virtual Series Overview

November 10, 2021 –  8:00am-10:00am Pacific/11:00am-1:00pm Eastern/ and 6:00pm-8:00pm SAST
November 17, 2021 – 8:00am-10:00am Pacific/11:00am-1:00pm Eastern/ and 6:00pm-8:00pm SAST
December 1, 2021 – 8:00am-10:00am Pacific/11:00am-1:00pm Eastern/ and 6:00pm-8:00pm SAST
December 8, 2021 – 8:00am-10:00am Pacific/11:00am-1:00pm Eastern/ and 6:00pm-8:00pm SAST

Learn how to apply Appreciative Inquiry (AI) to create the social change of our time. This moment is opportune for AI principles and tools to help focus our work on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) issues like #BlackLivesMatters, #MeToo and rise to the call to action. So, come prepared to collaboratively inquire into what’s working and what’s possible to create the change we want to see in our workplaces, communities and family systems.

This course is designed to support you in taking DEI actions with AI principles, process and tools. We invite you to come with a DEI project (big or small, personal or professional) that will ensure your learning through immediate application. We will help you identify the individual and collective strengths within your initiative, develop generative questions to engage in listening and storytelling for positive possibilities, and ensure you have an action plan to co-create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive destiny.

We will share our expertise working in the fields of DEI and OD, including our theory of change and model published in an Inclusive Leadership book (2020, Routledge*). However, this course will not be a diversity, equity and inclusion training, an unconscious bias assessment, nor an anti-racist webinar. We will provide links to those resources, some which will form part of the pre-work, as there are incredible colleagues who have devoted their life and work to building DEI knowledge and skill set deep dives (for longer than the duration of this course permits).

This course is designed for all Appreciative Inquiry skill levels, whether you are new to AI or you’re an AI expert and yearning to incorporate DEI into your living AI practice. As BIPOC women facilitators, AI has been central to our resilience in social change work and strengthened our call-in culture work in organizations.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of participating in this 4-webinar series you will be able to:

– Actively contribute to a more diverse, equitable and inclusive world.
– Deepen your Appreciative Inquiry practice and tools.
– Work on your own DEI project at work, home or in your community using AI principles and tools.
– Establish a learning and accountability process and community for your AI DEI work.
– Create an Action Plan for your DEI project’s destiny.

Target Audience

AI practitioners and AI students, consultants, coaches, collaborative group leaders, DEI practitioners interested in AI and anyone seeking to strengthen their Appreciative Inquiry practices and tools to increase their diversity, equity and inclusion work at work, home, or in their communities.

Virtual Webinar Series

WEBINAR #1: CREATING A SAFE CONTAINER AND BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE – RENEW
November 10, 2021 – 8:00am-10:00am Pacific/ 11:00am-1:00pm Eastern/ and 6:00pm-8:00pm SAST

We will share a relational theory of change and appreciative leadership model applied to DEI. We will discuss and identify various diversity markers and explore the term intersectionality, coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw, with an additional AI lens, e.g. “how might the term serve as a meaningful metaphor for bringing out the best of women by exploring layers of strengths and wisdom developed by living with multiple forms of inequality and disadvantage” (Thriving Women, Thriving World. 2019, Taos*). We will build understanding and trust through paired work and group shared agreements. The discussions will be informed in part through DEI pre-readings and personal experiences of positive change.

WEBINAR #2: PROJECT-BASED WORK – RELATE
November 17, 2021 – 8:00am-10:00am Pacific/ 11:00am-1:00pm Eastern/ and 6:00pm-8:00pm SAST

We will review and integrate AI principles, tools, and or process into each person’s identified personal or professional DEI project. Small groups will learn and practice a strengths-based peer mentoring and coaching “Spaciousness Thinking Partners” process to build, brainstorm and peer feedback on each project. The process involves amplifying and dreaming into what is possible.

WEBINAR #3: EMBODIED LEARNING – CO-CREATE
December 1, 2021 – 8:00am-10:00am Pacific/ 11:00am-1:00pm Eastern/ and 6:00pm-8:00pm SAST

We will review and explore how the projects, following asynchronous project building, can go further with deeper reflection and breakthroughs on limiting beliefs. We will craft and use generative questions to center living AI and DEI ethos and values in your professional and personal processes. What is emerging that informs your DEI future? How can this be practically applied? Where do you need further support? How can you share, learn and grow as an AI DEI community? What are the generative questions we need to consistently and persistently be asking to grow our DEI strengths-based practice?

WEBINAR #4: AI TOOLKIT AND THE RELATIONAL POWER OF DEI ACTION PLANS – RESOLVE
December 8, 2021 – 8:00am-10:00am Pacific/ 11:00am-1:00pm Eastern/ and 6:00pm-8:00pm SAST

We will conclude harvesting the projects review and exploration. We will reflect on and converge all our key insights and emerging wisdom in order to solidify a vast toolbox for practical application post course. Our DEI resolve and resilience is explored by delving into the inner condition and external relationships (with both allies and antagonists) needed for successful action.

To strengthen our community of practice, supportive materials, resources and recommended readings will be made available, as well as between-session sharing of practices, questions, and reflections (e.g. new ways of thinking).

Method of Delivery

This course will be presented using Zoom over scheduled 4 weeks with a two-hour webinar per week. Prior to this event, the facilitators will email you everything you need to participate in this course, including: the Zoom meeting login information and a link to a collaboration space on Google.

Please note: these virtual webinar sessions will not by recorded for asynchronous viewing due to the experiential nature of the session and the extensive time working and learning in small groups. Asynchronous learning will focus on increasing confidence, courage and clarity through application of our unique processes. DEI resources and Appreciative Inquiry resources from the AI commons are highlighted. Additionally, the course is designed as project-based learning, so plan on your expertise and project thriving with three hours of asynchronous group work between classes. This group work is required course work.

Additionally, the course is designed as project-based learning, so plan on blocking out 6 hours of asynchronous group work outside of the 4 webinars. Total time on the course to meet the intended outcomes: 14 hours.

Co-Creating a More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive World with Appreciative Inquiry

February 2, 2022 –  8:00am-10:00am Pacific/ 11:00am-1:00pm Eastern/ and 6:00pm-8:00pm SAST
Febuary 9, 2022 – 8:00am-10:00am Pacific/ 11:00am-1:00pm Eastern/ and 6:00pm-8:00pm SAST
February 16, 2022 – 8:00am-10:00am Pacific/ 11:00am-1:00pm Eastern/ and 6:00pm-8:00pm SAST
February 23, 2022 – 8:00am-10:00am Pacific/ 11:00am-1:00pm Eastern/ and 6:00pm-8:00pm SAST

Virtual Series Overview

Learn how to apply Appreciative Inquiry (AI) to create the social change of our time. This moment is opportune for AI principles and tools to help focus our work on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) issues like #BlackLivesMatters, #MeToo and rise to the call to action. So, come prepared to collaboratively inquire into what’s working and what’s possible to create the change we want to see in our workplaces, communities and family systems.

This course is designed to support you in taking DEI actions with AI principles, process and tools. We invite you to come with a DEI project (big or small, personal or professional) that will ensure your learning through immediate application. We will help you identify the individual and collective strengths within your initiative, develop generative questions to engage in listening and storytelling for positive possibilities, and ensure you have an action plan to co-create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive destiny.

We will share our expertise working in the fields of DEI and OD, including our theory of change and model published in an Inclusive Leadership book (2020, Routledge*). However, this course will not be a diversity, equity and inclusion training, an unconscious bias assessment, nor an anti-racist webinar. We will provide links to those resources, some which will form part of the pre-work, as there are incredible colleagues who have devoted their life and work to building DEI knowledge and skill set deep dives (for longer than the duration of this course permits).

This course is designed for all Appreciative Inquiry skill levels, whether you are new to AI or you’re an AI expert and yearning to incorporate DEI into your living AI practice. As BIPOC women facilitators, AI has been central to our resilience in social change work and strengthened our call-in culture work in organizations.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of participating in this 4-webinar series you will be able to:

– Actively contribute to a more diverse, equitable and inclusive world.
– Deepen your Appreciative Inquiry practice and tools.
– Work on your own DEI project at work, home or in your community using AI principles and tools.
– Establish a learning and accountability process and community for your AI DEI work.
– Create an Action Plan for your DEI project’s destiny.

Target Audience

AI practitioners and AI students, consultants, coaches, collaborative group leaders, DEI practitioners interested in AI and anyone seeking to strengthen their Appreciative Inquiry practices and tools to increase their diversity, equity and inclusion work at work, home, or in their communities.

Virtual Webinar Series

WEBINAR #1: CREATING A SAFE CONTAINER AND BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE – RENEW
February 2, 2022 –  8:00am-10:00am Pacific/ 11:00am-1:00pm Eastern/ and 6:00pm-8:00pm SAST

We will share a relational theory of change and appreciative leadership model applied to DEI. We will discuss and identify various diversity markers and explore the term intersectionality, coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw, with an additional AI lens, e.g. “how might the term serve as a meaningful metaphor for bringing out the best of women by exploring layers of strengths and wisdom developed by living with multiple forms of inequality and disadvantage” (Thriving Women, Thriving World. 2019, Taos*). We will build understanding and trust through paired work and group shared agreements. The discussions will be informed in part through DEI pre-readings and personal experiences of positive change.

WEBINAR #2: PROJECT-BASED WORK – RELATE
February 9, 2022 – 8:00am-10:00am Pacific/ 11:00am-1:00pm Eastern/ and 6:00pm-8:00pm SAST

We will review and integrate AI principles, tools, and or process into each person’s identified personal or professional DEI project. Small groups will learn and practice a strengths-based peer mentoring and coaching “Spaciousness Thinking Partners” process to build, brainstorm and peer feedback on each project. The process involves amplifying and dreaming into what is possible.

WEBINAR #3: EMBODIED LEARNING – CO-CREATE
February 16, 2022 – 8:00am-10:00am Pacific/ 11:00am-1:00pm Eastern/ and 6:00pm-8:00pm SAST

We will review and explore how the projects, following asynchronous project building, can go further with deeper reflection and breakthroughs on limiting beliefs. We will craft and use generative questions to center living AI and DEI ethos and values in your professional and personal processes. What is emerging that informs your DEI future? How can this be practically applied? Where do you need further support? How can you share, learn and grow as an AI DEI community? What are the generative questions we need to consistently and persistently be asking to grow our DEI strengths-based practice?

WEBINAR #4: AI TOOLKIT AND THE RELATIONAL POWER OF DEI ACTION PLANS – RESOLVE
February 23, 2022 – 8:00am-10:00am Pacific/ 11:00am-1:00pm Eastern/ and 6:00pm-8:00pm SAST

We will conclude harvesting the projects review and exploration. We will reflect on and converge all our key insights and emerging wisdom in order to solidify a vast toolbox for practical application post course. Our DEI resolve and resilience is explored by delving into the inner condition and external relationships (with both allies and antagonists) needed for successful action.

To strengthen our community of practice, supportive materials, resources and recommended readings will be made available, as well as between-session sharing of practices, questions, and reflections (e.g. new ways of thinking).

Method of Delivery

This course will be presented using Zoom over scheduled 4 weeks with a two-hour webinar per week. Prior to this event, the facilitators will email you everything you need to participate in this course, including: the Zoom meeting login information and a link to a collaboration space on Google.

Please note: these virtual webinar sessions will not by recorded for asynchronous viewing due to the experiential nature of the session and the extensive time working and learning in small groups. Asynchronous learning will focus on increasing confidence, courage and clarity through application of our unique processes. DEI resources and Appreciative Inquiry resources from the AI commons are highlighted. Additionally, the course is designed as project-based learning, so plan on your expertise and project thriving with three hours of asynchronous group work between classes. This group work is required course work.

Additionally, the course is designed as project-based learning, so plan on blocking out 6 hours of asynchronous group work outside of the 4 webinars. Total time on the course to meet the intended outcomes: 14 hours.