Attached below are the slides from my presentation at the Family and Child Support Service Agencies of Alberta's Power of Prevention conference. on November 24, 2016.
Session description: Best estimates suggest 60-80% of strategic change initiatives fail. Leaders can increase their odds using Appreciative Inquiry (AI). Appreciative Inquiry is unapologetic in its focus on the positive, believing communities can be strengthened through collaborative inquiry as a method to turn problems into transformation. Emerging from positive and sports psychology, Appreciative Inquiry seeks out what is working well within organizations in order to create greater success. AI is a high-engagement process where the members of an organization co-create their preferred future together through appreciative interviews, re-framing, and the development of possibility statements. This highly interactive workshop introduces a new method of strategic planning that is perfectly suited for a time of rapid change and change fatigue.