On October 23rd, 2014, we updated our
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valuing; the act of recognizing the best in people or the world around us; affirming past and present strengths, successes, and potentials; to perceive those things that give life (health, vitality, excellence) to living systems
to increase in value, e.g. the economy has appreciated in value.
Synonyms: VALUING, PRIZING, ESTEEMING, and HONORING .
to ask questions; to be open to seeing new potentials and possibilities
Synonyms: DISCOVERY, SEARCH, and SYSTEMATIC EXPLORATION, STUDY
Discovery “ What gives life?” (The best of what is) Appreciating Dream “ What might be?” (What is needed) Envisioning Design “ What should be--the ideal?” ( What needs to change ) Co-constructing Destiny “ What will enable change?” (what needs to happen) Sustaining Appreciative Inquiry 4-D Cycle LearnScope Project Outcomes
Stage one: focus on the teacher and appreciate the strengths
High point moment: discovery
What has worked well in LearnScope projects at your place? (manager)
What is the best thing about being in a LearnScope team? (team leader or participant)
What has LearnScope achieved for your teachers?
What could be improved in LearnScope at your place?
What do you need to keep?
What needs to change?
Positive images of the future: destiny
What needs to happen for change to take place?
What will you do to manage the change?
Strategies: TEN minute paired interviews.
Finding common themes
Introduce highlights from interview with your partner
What are common themes in your:
Continuity (things we want to keep)
Images of the future we share
Twenty minute group interviews (3 x 2 pairs).
Summary – continuous improvement
Publishing in the VELS wiki
Stories – high points
Strategies – continuity
Take forward to stage 2:
Appreciative Inquiry: stage two
Dream: Build new capacity for learning
Build on earlier themes:
Create 3-5 great topics
Want to learn
Energizing (sometimes opposites together)
Ask empowering questions
Creating the powerful questions:
Choose one of your topics
Create an AI set of questions for that one topic
E.g. Topic – Ready for change!
A. Question that elicits a powerful story
B. Question that helps envision future
What makes AI questions powerful?
Language: questions & statements…
Heighten energy…drive to complete, to answer
Every creative act
Rapport and relationship (people are honored)
Fulcrum change: connect to strength, imagination
Break automatic thinking, essence of learning
Alter internal dialogue & storytelling
Specific positive future (the fairway)
Appreciative Inquiry: stage three
Design: collaboratively create what could be
Consider the effectiveness of the four common approaches to change:
Top Down Strategies
Bottom Up Strategies
Representative Cross-Section Strategies
Consider how to use your empowering questions for the:
Collate and analyse the results
Finding the most empowering questions:
What possibilities exist that we have not thought about yet?
What’s the smallest change that could make the biggest impact?
What solutions would have benefits for all stakeholders?
What makes my questions inspiring, energizing, and mobilizing?
Appreciative Inquiry: stage four
Destiny: Creating a Positive Change Network
As you imagine and think about “high leverage” ways that appreciative inquiry can add value and strength to you….what are the high potential things you could do?
What are the actions you could take at the:
whole system level: (important topics/issues/opportunities)?
smaller unit level…things I/we could do?
The AI approach will assist in discovery, dream, design and destiny
The actions will ensure that you manage the change and achieve the vision you have for your organisation
Embed the AI approach by encouraging its use each year