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Appreciative Inquiry


An appreciation of the process when deciding to work with others

An appreciation of the process when deciding to work with others

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  • I wonder how we complement each other, I wonder how we supplement one another, I wonder what wonderful things can come out of this, I wonder what new directions…


  • 1. APPRECIATIVEINQUIRYExploring Working Together Compliments of Aneesah Bakker,
  • 2.  Consciously seeks to discover people’s exceptionality – their unique gifts, strengths, and qualities. Actively searches to recognize specialties, essence, contributions & achievements. Is based on principles of equality of voice – everyone is asked to speak about their vision of the true, the good, and the possible. Builds momentum & success through a belief in people. Is an invitation to a positive revolution. APPRECIATIVE Its goal is to discover in all INQUIRY human beings the exceptional and the essence. Motto: creating organizations that are in full voice! Exploring Working Together Cooperrider, D.L. et. al. (Eds) , Lessons from the Field: Applying Appreciative Inquiry, Thin Book Publishing, 2001, page 12. Compliments of Aneesah Bakker,
  • 3. DISCOVERYOpportunities, Possibilities &Expectations of WorkingTogether Compliments of Aneesah Bakker,
  • 4. PRACTICE 1INTRODUCTIONS Include a five-minute  Mission presentation of your  Purpose business and services. If  Market Served possible include  Strengths handouts.  Competencies  Potential for collaboration Individually you should  Potential for collective collaboration appreciatively assess each individual’s  Area’s for clarification business as  Area’s for future explorations presentations are made:  Other Assets Compliments of Aneesah Bakker,
  • 5. BRIEFING HOW WE MADE IT TOGETHER?Reflect quietly on this before entering intoconversationWhat story would I like to be telling about how wemade it together.? Compliments of Aneesah Bakker,
  • 6.  Scale of mission Scope of mission Passion in mission MISSION Definition? Compliments of Aneesah Bakker,
  • 7.  What am offering? How do I want to make a difference? What do I represent? PURPOSE Definition? Compliments of Aneesah Bakker,
  • 8.  Who am I offering to? How do I want to make a difference? What will change for them? MARKET SERVED Customers, Clients, Recipients of …? Compliments of Aneesah Bakker,
  • 9.  What is unique? What do we have in common? Which strengths do I consciously grow? STRENGTHS An experience, philosophy, or story gives you an opportunity to present yourself. Compliments of Aneesah Bakker,
  • 10.  What do you see as your …? The competencies I notice are…? The competencies we have in COMPETENCIES common? Definition? TIP: Tell a story or experience Compliments of Aneesah Bakker,
  • 11.  Common? Unique? Philosophy? POTENTIAL FOR COLLABORATION Could we work together as separate services? Compliments of Aneesah Bakker,
  • 12.  What could we do together? How can we make a bigger difference? Where can a POTENTIAL FOR merger be COLLECTIVE stronger? COLLABORATION Could we work together on joint service? Compliments of Aneesah Bakker,
  • 13.  Complementary ? Supplementary? Creation & Innovation?TIP:Use, I wonder… AREAS FORsentences. CLARIFICATION Question Marks for further Inquiry? Compliments of Aneesah Bakker,
  • 14.  What can we offer together? What would be fun to explore? Dreaming expansion? AREAS FOR FUTURE EXPLORATION Looking ahead, if all goes well… Compliments of Aneesah Bakker,
  • 15.  Experience? Networking? Services & Resources? OTHER ASSETS ???????????????????? Compliments of Aneesah Bakker,
  • 16. CAN IT BE FUN?Adding value! Compliments of Aneesah Bakker,
  • 17. DE-BRIEFING WHAT WAS MY EXPERIENCE? Reflect quietly on this after the conversationWhat was the experience like and what is my nextstep? Compliments of Aneesah Bakker,
  • 18. THE BEST OF BOTH & EVEN BETTER Compliments of Aneesah Bakker,