Canadian Positive Psychology Association

Working with Appreciative Inquiry

  • 11 Oct 2012
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online Webinar - Register for details

Working with Appreciative Inquiry


This webinar will introduce you to Appreciative Inquiry (AI), a strength-based approach to organizational change.  AI is a collaborative search to identify and understand an organization's strengths, its potentials, its greatest opportunities, and people's hopes for the future.  


Appreciative Inquiry is an approach that:

- Seeks the best of 'what is'
- Ignites the collective imagination of 'what could be', and
- Generates new knowledge which expands the 'realm of the possible'.

AI drives change ranging from from team building, cost reductions, strategic planning and engaging communities in purposeful and meaningful ways.   It is used in the classroom, the emergency room, the shop floor and the boardroom.


Join Maureen (Mo) McKenna as she shares stories of how AI has been used around the world as she introduces you to:

- What Appreciative Inquiry is.
- How it is used to engage people in meaningful collaboration to create innovative solutions
- How you can ask questions that excite and engage people in the process of collaboration and innovation.  


More about our speaker:


Maureen McKenna is a dynamic and innovative facilitator, mentor, thinking partner and executive coach.  She began her consulting practice in 1998 in response to the growing need for organizations to engage their employees, build commitment, and inspire performance.
Maureen has expertise in strengths-based approaches to strategic planning, large-scale change, organization design, community consultations, customer loyalty, and employee engagement. She has held management roles in manufacturing, service, distribution, marketing, quality, and human resources at Xerox Canada, and brings a wealth of practical experience to client engagements. Maureen is well respected by her clients for her ability to challenge their mental models, helping them to successfully reframe from traditional problem solving to focusing on their strengths to create innovative and sustainable solutions.
Maureen is a Certified Management Consultant, a co-owner of Appreciative Inquiry Consulting, a member of NTL  (National Training Laboratories) and facilitator in their Appreciative Inquiry certificate series. She has applied and taught Appreciative Inquiry since 2000. She is the co-founding partner of Innovation Works.


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