Canadian Positive Psychology Association

Appreciative Inquiry; A Powerful Approach for 21st Century Leaders

  • 11 Jun 2013
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina Avenue


  • Discounted price for CPPA members in good standing
  • 20% discount off non-member price for MA Leadership Students
  • Pricing for non-members

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Maureen McKenna

Appreciative Inquiry; A Powerful Approach for 21st Century Leaders 


With Maureen McKenna



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Are you trying to figure out how to:

  • Increase engagement in your organization?
  • Jump-start creativity and innovation?
  • Build relationships that generate positive energy?

Learn to Thrive in Today's Climate of Change


Visualize your organization flourishing in these turbulent times of change.   Employees and other stakeholders are engaged and collaborating.   “A Positive Approach to Leadership” workshop yields fresh insights and remarkable results, maximizing the engagement, generating healthy energy and  positively impacting your leadership practices.

The Strength-Based Leadership approach has a completely different focus than traditional leadership. In this session, you will begin to learn how to identify what is already working efficiently AND generating value, and then define ways to grow and expand those good practices elsewhere.  

Using the principles and assumptions of Appreciative Inquiry and weaving in some of the theories and practices of Positive Psychology, you will begin to explore a way that can help you lead in these turbulent times.

In this workshop, you will learn about:

  • How re-framing problems into opportunities creates positive energy
  • A way for ideas to collide, sparking sustainable actions
  • Ways to ask questions that inspire innovation
  • A generative approach to leadership that will build and strengthen relationships
  • Organizations that are benefiting from applying Strength-Based Leadership 

Who should attend?

Leaders, change agents and consultants who have a desire to bring strength-based leadership into their organization and their life.

About your instructor

Maureen McKenna is a dynamic and innovative facilitator, mentor, thinking partner and executive coach. She has 15 years of experience in organizational development, change leadership consulting, executive coaching, training design and delivery. Maureen is an expert in strengths-based approaches to strategic planning, large-scale change, organization design, community consultations, customer loyalty, and employee engagement and 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.

Maureen is a founding partner of Innovation Works (  She is a Certified Management Consultant, a member of NTL (National Training Laboratory) and is a trainer in their Appreciative Inquiry Certification program.  She is a graduate of the Adler International Learning coaching program and a member of Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.   She has taught Appreciative Inquiry workshops since 2001.

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