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Building community

Building Community:

Discovering, Envisioning, Designing, Growing, Reflecting, Mastering…

Appreciative Inquiry


How is ai different from traditional thinking

Region A Partnership for Children

How is AI different from traditional thinking?


Appreciative inquiry basic assumptions

Region A Partnership for Children

Appreciative Inquiry Basic Assumptions

5.

It is important to value differences.

3.

People have more confidence to journey to the future (the unknown) when they carry forward parts of the past (the known).

1.

In every society, organization or group, something works well.

2.

What we focus on, becomes our reality.

6.

The language we use creates our reality and experience.

4.

If we carry forward parts of the past, they should be what is best about the past.


Appreciative inquiry basic assumptions1

Region A Partnership for Children

Appreciative InquiryBasic Assumptions


Appreciative inquiry 101 overview of the ai process

Region A Partnership for Children

Appreciative Inquiry 101Overview of the AI Process

Definition:

What is the focus of inquiry

(Affirmative topic of choice)

Clarifying

Discovery:

What gives life

(The best of what is)

Appreciating

Positive Core

Destiny/Delivery:

What will be

(How to empower learn, and adjust/improvise)

Innovating/Sustaining the change

Dream:

What might be

(What are the possibilities?)

Envisioning

Design:

What should be

(The idea)

Co-constructing


The power of appreciative inquiry in strategic planning

Region A Partnership for Children

The Powerof Appreciative Inquiry in Strategic Planning

  • Community Engagement

  • Building Commitment

  • Discovering Resources and Strengths

  • Identifying New Strategies

  • Developing New Team Leadership


Region a resource mapping

Region A Partnership for Children

Region A Resource Mapping

  • Discovery

    • Teams identified community resources/support:

      • Organizations

      • Government

      • Recreational

      • Cultural

      • Informal

    • What we discovered…

      • Our strongest resources

      • Our deepest connections

      • Opportunities for strengthening connections

      • Who can bring more to the table

      • What the data shows


The big dream

Region A Partnership for Children

The Big Dream

  • What will our ideal community look like?

    • Diverse voices contribute to the Dream.

    • There will be an expectation of positive (improvement) change in the community data.

    • Our plans for change challenge us to

      Dream Big.

    • The Big Dream will unify the vision of all stakeholders (especially children and families).


Designing and sustaining the ideal

Region A Partnership for Children

Designing and Sustaining the Ideal

  • Design

    • Strengthening connections

    • New resources

    • New connections

    • New partners

    • Building on successful strategies and creating new strategies

  • Impact

    • How does the design effect the current system?

    • What anticipated changes will we see?

  • Sustaining the positive impact

    • What is successful about our new design?

    • How do we leverage the positive impact?

    • How do we improve on positive outcomes?

    • What action will we take to sustain long range outcomes?


Discovery

Region A Partnership for Children

Discovery


What expertise resources do we bring to the table

Region A Partnership for Children

What expertise/resources do we bring to the table?

  • Knowledge base and/or education

  • Talents or skills

  • Organization/Position/Agency affiliation

  • Community Connections

  • Political standing

  • Ability to garner additional resources


Strategic planning and appreciative inquiry

Region A Partnership for Children

Strategic Planning and Appreciative Inquiry

  • Data Used

    • Performance Based Incentive System (PBIS)

    • Health Department

    • School Information

    • Other?


The appreciative inquiry process

Region A Partnership for Children

The Appreciative Inquiry Process


Gleaning project

Region A Partnership for Children

Gleaning Project

  • http://feedingamerica.org

  • http://www.endhunger.org


Strategic planning continued

Region A Partnership for Children

Strategic Planning Continued

  • New projects may be developed as resources are identified and new connections are made.

  • Outcomes are developed based on local data, resource identification, and desired change both short term and long range.

    • Outcomes are determined by the overall community vision (The Big Dream).

    • Outcomes are measured in time, degree of impact and nature of change.

  • Sustainability is reflected in ongoing evaluation, adaptation, and discovery.


Guideposts

Region A Partnership for Children

Guideposts

  • Sustainability

  • Advocacy

  • Visibility

  • Connectivity

  • Quality of Life Measures

  • Quality Programming

  • Information Literacy


Building community

Region A Partnership for Children


Thank you region a partnership for children

Region A Partnership for Children

Thank you Region A Partnership for Children

  • Janice M. Edgerton, Executive Director

    • [email protected]

  • Linda Neyman, Project Manager

    • [email protected]

  • Kristi Cook, Early Literacy Coordinator

    • [email protected]

  • Jody L. Miller, Family Support Network Coordinator

    • [email protected]

  • Murat Yazan, Evaluator

    • [email protected]


Visit us

Region A Partnership for Children

Visit Us…

www.regionakids.org

www.facebook.com/regionakids.org


Further reading and resources

Region A Partnership for Children

Further Reading and Resources

  • Hammond, Sue Annis. The Thin Book of Appreciative Inquiry, 2nd Edition

  • Cooperrider, David L., and Diana Whitney. Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Revolution in Change, 2005

  • Whitney, Diana. Appreciative Leadership: Focus on What Works to Drive Winning Performance and Build a Thriving Organization, 2010


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