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4/11/2012: Appreciative Governance: Engagement and Innovation Throughout The Organization
April 11, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm| FREE
Boards of Directors and Executive Management committees come to mind whenever we mention organizational governance. This premise that those at the top are the only ones “governing” has less and less face validity. Wherever people work together, they make choices which influence the organizations direction, choices that set standards of relationship, behavior and accountability and choices that shape fulfillment of the organizations purpose. In other words, they govern. Why not then engage them in governance processes that support sustainable value for all?
Appreciative Governance is such a process. Appreciative Governance (AG) refers to governance structures, practices, and processes that increase the organization’s capacity for innovation, engagement and productivity by systematically engaging more of the system’s strengths.
This interactive webinar will explore this new form of governance and invite participants to consider the life-giving structures and processes which would enhance their organization’s capacity to work together in positive, dynamic, and generative ways that enact their purpose.
- Understand the need for new models of governance
- Understand how Appreciative Governance (AG) differs from traditional forms of Governance
- Understand the benefits of adopting this new form of governance
- Learn about a set Principles to guide the design of Appreciative Governance for your organization
- Learn about a high-engagement methodology for designing Appreciative Governance models
As a designer, action researcher and thinking partner, Bernard Mohr supports clients within healthcare, manufacturing, retail, pharmaceuticals, education and government in creating places to work where people thrive and workplaces that deliver sustainable value for society.
His focus is the creation and management of more flexible and effective work systems using multi-stakeholder networks, self organizing work groups and shared governance processes. His approach to organizational innovation draws on Design Thinking, Complexity Science and the Applied Behavioral Sciences.
Innovation Partners International is a professional services firm dedicated to the notion that participative and strength based design processes are the most effective ways of dealing with our ever increasing complexity and pace of change.
Neil Samuels’ twenty-three years of consulting and coaching experience span six continents and organizations ranging from Cruise Lines, Architecture, R&D, and Oil Exploration, to the US Geological Survey, the Illinois Counseling Association, and the Naperville School District. His work builds on a foundation of strengths and Appreciative Inquiry to engage entire organizations in fundamentally changing their conversations to bring about lasting change. He has worked successfully with leaders at all levels and is a respected coach, mentor, and innovative thinker. Neil has demonstrated value in helping senior leaders navigate complex, large-scale change.
Neil has an advanced degree in organization development from Pepperdine University where he served as adjunct faculty in the Graziadio School of Business and Management. He has published in the US and UK in The OD Practitioner, Managing Schools Today, and the AI Practitioner, and has presented his work at The Academy of Management and The International Conference on Appreciative Inquiry. Neil co-authored a book published in 2009 titled; â€˜Brilliant: The Heathside Story: A Case Study of Whole System Transformation using Appreciative Inquiry in a School.”
Clients often say that what makes Profound Conversations, Inc. unique is the conversations we engage them in, the questions we pose, and the way we lead and facilitate inquiry – which in turn leads to significantly different, positive, and energizing outcomes.