Appreciative Inquiry at Myrada

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This presentation based on DFID/IISD/Myrada's Publication titled "The Positive Path: Using Appreciative Inquiry in Rural indian Communities", Copyright © 2001 International Institute for Sustainable Development. Copies of the publication are available for purchase from IISD. They can also be downloaded without charge at http://www.iisd.org/ai/myrada.htm. I make this presentation in my NGO in order to learn about AI's cases, with all due respect to the original publisher. This presentation is not a part of DFID/IISD/MYRADA project titled "Beyond Problem Analysis: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Design and Deliver Environmental, Gender Equity and Private Sector Development Projects". If you want this presentation, please credit to the original source. Thank you.

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Appreciative Inquiry at Myrada

  1. 1. Appreciative Inquiry an Introduction 1
  2. 2. what’s wrong with our community? 2
  3. 3. what might happen with our community? 3
  4. 4. is there anyway to rebuild our community? 4
  5. 5. Appreciative Inquiry Myrada’s Case 5
  6. 6. Beyond Problem Analysis: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Design and Deliver Environmental, Gender Equity and Private Sector Development Projects. 6
  7. 7. the Project’s Objective 7
  8. 8. to advance sustainable development and facilitate sustainable livelihoods by providing governmental and non-governmental organizations in India with a better method of designing and delivering programs — one that identified and reinforced a community’s strengths, achievements and vision, rather than focusing on its problems, deficiencies and needs. 8
  9. 9. the Project’s Strategy 9
  10. 10. • Splitted team: (1) A core project manager team, (2) training staff, (3) AI experts; • Conduct training program for NGO staff & fieldwork with community groups; • Working on 3 different sites. 10
  11. 11. the Project’s Evolution 11
  12. 12. Training, 3 of Myrada’s 18 sites. only in 12
  13. 13. after 2 years field testing... 13
  14. 14. It’s revised to enable a more rapid scaling up of the training program to include every MYRADA staff member, regardless of their position. 14
  15. 15. and now... 15
  16. 16. Appreciative Inquiry quickly became a core training component in all MYRADA projects. 16
  17. 17. In total, 28 training workshops were conducted in which about 500 staff from at least 70 organizations took part. The fieldwork within MYRADA’s projects alone involved almost 500 groups for a total reach of over 10,000 people. This does not include applications by partner organizations or with the staff’s families and friends. 17
  18. 18. the Project’s Stages 18
  19. 19. Group Composition Opening Intview Team Song or Roles & Ritual Group Responsibilities Assets Exercise Depth & Opening Participant Duration of Exercises (i.e.) Introduction the Inquiry Initial Village Walk Locations Personal Consideration Strengths List Coat of Group Size Arms Timing Recording the Results 19
  20. 20. Formulating the Discovery Questions Seek of Encourage Encourage Affirmative Open Ended Personal Story Telling Detail Experience Discovery Story Analysis Stage Individual External Achievement and Group Conditions Causes Values Existed Evaluations Inspiring Enhance Factual and Affinity Energizing 20
  21. 21. Objectives Recall the Explain the Evaluate Articulate Strengths & Purpose their Dream their Dream Values Personal & Drawing & Reviewing Group Exercises Collage Strengths Wishes Dream Goal & Group Visualization Vision Tree Mission Stage Documenting the Dream Documented Achievable/ & Institu- Holistic Internalized Independent Evaluations Realstic tionalized Reinforces Shared Evolving Existing Challenging Strengths 21
  22. 22. Brake down Segregate Document Objectives Strategies Issues the Process Verify Workout Regular Strength, Detailed Review Vision, & Strategies Mechanisms Action Exercises Organization Long-term Prioritizing Short-term Developing Structural Objectives Goals the Dreams Action Plan Design Changes Stage Documenting the Strategies Evaluations Clearly- Consistent to Specific Stated Organization Strategies Mission Vision 22
  23. 23. Nurturing an Continuous Innovation “Appreciative Learning Eye” Delivery Institutionalizing Self-reliance Monitoring the AI process Stage Participation Transparency 23
  24. 24. Review the Display the Appreciate & Ongoing Vision as Celebrate the Process Reminder Success Keeping Share with Promote AI Delves Deeper Larger to Family, the Before the Cycle Community Friends, etc. Supporting Other “Rookie” 24
  25. 25. Enable the Positive Change 25
  26. 26. the Project’s Notes 26
  27. 27. AI PRA a set of systematic, semi-structured tools and discover people’s strengths methods for participatory and to use the momentum and learning and project planning. energy generated to build a group vision and action plan. focuses on cause-effect relationships, organizational makes use of story-telling and linkages, timelines, seasonal personal reflection. calendars, transects & other data collection exercises. most effective as a complete & continuous cycle. do not have to follow any particular order and are capable of standing alone. 27
  28. 28. AI PRA Both a set of systematic, semi-structured tools and discover people’s strengths based on values methods for participatory and to use the momentum and of mutual respect between various learning and project planning. energy generated to build a group participants and an ethic of inclusion vision and action plan. and participation. focuses on cause-effect relationships, organizational makes use of story-telling and can be used in a variety linkages, timelines, seasonal personal reflection. of circumstances and for calendars, transects & other different purposes. data collection exercises. most effective as a complete & continuous cycle. do not have to follow any particular order and are capable of standing alone. 27
  29. 29. AI PRA Both a set of systematic, semi-structured tools and discover people’s strengths based on values methods for participatory and to use the momentum and of mutual respect between various learning and project planning. energy generated to build a group participants and an ethic of inclusion vision and action plan. and participation. focuses on cause-effect relationships, organizational makes use of story-telling and can be used in a variety linkages, timelines, seasonal personal reflection. of circumstances and for calendars, transects & other different purposes. data collection exercises. most effective as a complete & continuous cycle. do not have to follow any particular order and are capable of standing alone. one enriches the other As such, they will find value in PRA and AI. 27
  30. 30. What we need is... 28
  31. 31. What we need is... creative and energetic facilitation... 28
  32. 32. What we need is... creative and energetic facilitation... & an expectation that the group is capable of success. 28
  33. 33. “We are like the water from the well, we will always be useful and life-giving...” - member of Sarvashakti Federation. 29
  34. 34. start Your own project 30
  35. 35. whole strategy 31
  36. 36. whole Preparation strategy 31
  37. 37. Choosing whole Affirmative Preparation strategy Topic 31
  38. 38. Choosing whole Affirmative Preparation strategy Topic Discovery 31
  39. 39. Choosing whole Affirmative Preparation strategy Topic Discovery Dream 31
  40. 40. Choosing whole Affirmative Preparation strategy Topic Discovery Design Dream 31
  41. 41. Choosing whole Affirmative Preparation strategy Topic Delivery Discovery Design Dream 31
  42. 42. Choosing whole Affirmative Preparation strategy Topic Delivery Discovery Design Dream 31
  43. 43. define your purpose 32
  44. 44. define your purpose Org. Change 32
  45. 45. define your purpose Inter Org. Strengthened Org. Change 32
  46. 46. define your purpose Inter Org. Strengthened Org. Community Change Development 32
  47. 47. define your purpose Inter Org. Strengthened Org. Community Change Development Global Transformation 32
  48. 48. define your purpose Inter Org. Strengthened Org. Community Change Development Small Global Group Transformation 32
  49. 49. define your purpose Inter Org. Strengthened Inter Org. Community Group Change Development Change Small Global Group Transformation 32
  50. 50. define your purpose Personal Inter Org. Transformation Strengthened Inter Org. Community Group Change Development Change Small Global Group Transformation 32
  51. 51. pick or create your technique 33
  52. 52. pick or create your technique Holistic 4-D 33
  53. 53. pick or create your technique Holistic AI 4-D Summit 33
  54. 54. pick or create your technique Holistic AI Mass 4-D Summit Inquiry 33
  55. 55. pick or create your technique Core Holistic AI Mass Group 4-D Summit Inquiry Inquiry 33
  56. 56. pick or create your technique Core Holistic AI Mass Group 4-D Summit Inquiry Inquiry Positive Change Network 33
  57. 57. pick or create your technique Core Holistic AI Mass Group 4-D Summit Inquiry Inquiry Positive Positive Change Change Network Consortium 33
  58. 58. pick or create your technique Core Holistic AI Mass Group 4-D Summit Inquiry Inquiry Positive AI Positive Change Learning Change Network Group Consortium 33
  59. 59. pick or create your technique Core Holistic AI Mass Group 4-D Summit Inquiry Inquiry Positive AI AI Positive Change Learning Change Progressive Network Group Meeting Consortium 33
  60. 60. to be continued... 34

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