Appreciative Inquiry Intro For I A F Asian ConferencePresentation Transcript
Making A Positive Difference with Facilitation --Plenary Session with Appreciative Inquiry For IAF 10 th Asia Conference 2007 By Laura Hsu, CPF [email_address] Open Quest Facilitation Technology
Change Begins with the First Question You Ask
What we focus on we tend to see more of.
The act of inquiry has the transformative power.
Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is studying and exploring peak experience to find out the life-giving forces of human systems
What You Focus on, Grows Problem Solving Model Appreciative Inquiry Model “ Felt Needs” Identification of the Problem Analysis of Causes Analysis of Possible Solutions Action Planning (Treatment) Organizations is a problem to be solved “ Valuing the Best of What is” Amplifying the Positive Core Envisioning What Might Be Dialoguing what Should Be Innovating What Will Be Organization is a mystery to be embraced
Appreciative Inquiry 4-D Cycle Discovery “ What gives life?” APPRECIATING Dream “ What might be?” Envisioning Results Design “ What should be the ideal?” Co-constructing Destiny “ How to empower, learn and adjust/improvise?” Sustaining Adapted from: <<Appreciative Inquiry>> by David Cooperrider
“ Making A Positive Difference with Facilitation” AI 4D Stage Methods We will use in this plenary… Discovery AI interviews Positive Core List Dream Visioning Design Provocative Proposition Destiny (Wait for the Conference Closing for next steps!)
Pair Interview Questions “ Making A Positive Difference with Facilitation”
Share a personal story on how facilitation has made a positive difference to individuals and/or organizations in Asia. You may have been the facilitator or participant.
How is this a peak experience for you and how does it excite you?
What conditions made the positive difference happen?
Because of your experience, what do you value about facilitation now?
Just imagine, 5 years from now, we have spread facilitation all over Asia and we have amplified the conditions for facilitation to make positive differences:
What impact will you see in your organization, clients, and/or Asia?
What will magazines and newspaper write about facilitation and the community of facilitators in Asia?
If you have a magic wand, what is one wish you want, to help realise the 5 year dream?
Positive Cores and the Vision Picture
You have 20 minutes to do 2 things:
Extract Positive Cores/Elements From the Interviews
Back to your table, share with your table mates and note on a piece of small flip chart paper:
What are the positive cores/elements from the interviews that constitute a peak experience for the Asian Facilitator Community making a difference with facilitation?
With all the positive cores/elements, what would be the best image of success that we see for Asian Facilitator Community?
What will we have? What will we do? Who will we be?
Writing Provocative Propositions
Making Proposition for our Asian Facilitator Community:
Take the Vision Picture and look for 1 element that needs to be redesign so the future image is possible to take place.
Get 4 in a group. Pick one element of our vision to design an provocative statement/proposition.
Sample Provocative Propositions
Element of vision: R&D
By March XXX year , we will have identified specialized research directions that capitalize on the unique discipline mix in our faculty.
A design department of a company
Element of vision: Supportive Environment
We ask for help and give help when asked
Checking Your Provocative Propositions
Just imagine, when this element of the dream come true, is it…
Provocative? Does it stretch, challenge, or interrupt the status quo?
Grounded? Are there examples from your stories that illustrate the ideal as a real possibility?
Desired? If it could be fully actualized, would you and would your organization really want it? Does it truly lead to your dream?
Stated in Affirmative and Bold terms as if it is now? Is it a Strong and positive statement?
Provocative Propositions of Multiple Elements in One Company Supportive Environment Open Communication Challenge Teamwork
We achieve together
We ask for help and give help when asked
We give credit to others in a timely manner
We listen first
We give constructive feedback
We value each other’s opinions, even when we agree to disagree
We accept challenges as a team not as individuals
We own the process and we challenge the process
We challenge each other to learn and tackle new tasks
We meet our commitments to the team
We take the time to know each other
We have fun and look for the humor in every situation