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Appreciative Inquiry Forum Update
Submitted by Leslie Allan on November 6th, 2010
Following on from my earlier post about the inaugural Appreciative Inquiry (AI) Forum held in Melbourne, Australia on 6th October 2010, here is an update for our Business Performance visitors.
On the day, the Forum facilitators, Sue James and Dayle O’Brien, took us on an eventful journey through the Appreciative Inquiry phases of Discover, Dream and Design. Donna McGeorge kindly drew a huge graphic (so large I would call it a mural) representing the ideas that came out of our contributions and interactions.
The themes that came out of each of the phases were many and varied. You can read the full list of ideas that emerged at the Appreciative Inquiry Australia website. From there, you can also read an overview of the Forum, see a photo gallery of the day and lots of other interesting stuff. Chris Bennett has also so expertly put together a Flash video show called Five Voices. See if you can spot me amongst the five participants that shared their experiences of the day.
“Where to from here?”, I hear you asking. Nine volunteers put up their hand to form the first working party. The working party is working (what else would they be doing!) on exploring progress from here. If you are interested in lending a hand or subscribing to the Appreciative Inquiry mailing list, please contact Sue James from the AI web site.