Discussion Topic: The Principles of Appreciative Inquiry
Facilitator: Alex Arnold
Come join us for a morning of networking, knowledge sharing, and stimulating conversation. Free for members and first time participants, $10 for non-members.
Discussion Summary: This SIG introduces participants to Appreciative Inquiry (AI), a successful methodology embraced by organizations and communities around the world to lead positive changes. In this session, we will discuss the 5 core principles of AI and how we can apply them in various areas of our lives. This tried and true approach can help you develop a more positive attitude, transform the negative thoughts that hold you back, create smoother relationships, and recognize the potential good in any situation.
Our facilitator Alex holds a Certificate in Positive Organizational Development and is pursuing a Master’s in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. She facilitates Appreciative Living Learning Circles and introductory workshops on Appreciative Inquiry.
9:00-10:30 Coffee, Program & Discussion
10:30-11:00 Open Networking
What is a SIG? A Special Interest Group (SIG) a lightly facilitated conversation focused around a specific topic where participants come to reflect, learn and share with one another – very much like give & take. The intention is to engage our collective talent and intellect by capitalizing on the diversity of experience, perspectives and knowledge in the room.
SIGs represent one of the many ways to grow professionally and personally, to network, learn new trends and industry directions, and to take useful information back to your organization.
SIGs also provide a wonderful opportunity to become personally involved in your Vermont Chapter. If you would like to co-facilitate an upcoming SIG, please contact our Program Director, Melinda Friedlander at Melinda@vermontatd.org.