Appreciative Inquiry and Asset Based Community Development

Posted by on April 6, 2009

Imagine Chicago invites you to:

What: An extraordinary opportunity to learn and apply some of the most effective approaches to strength based development, namely Appreciative Inquiry, the Imagine process and ABCD (Asset Based Community
Development) taught by Bliss Browne, President of Imagine Chicago and Jody Kretzmann,  Director of the ABCD Institute at Northwestern University, who pioneered the approaches being taught

When: April 27-29, 2009

Where: Chicago,IL

Cost: $1000 for 3 days.  To encourage intergenerational learning, anyone paying full tuition can register a young person to come with them for only an additional $200.  Space is limited so if you are interested,
please act soon!

Topics covered
●    Fundamentals of Appreciative Inquiry and Asset Based Community Development
●    AI and ABCD in ACTION – Case studies, stories, illustrations of using these approaches in organizational and community development
●    How to frame questions and reframe conversations to make constructive change reliably possible
●    How to activate and harness imagination for social good
●    Proven strategies for engaging the whole system in effective collaboration and vision-based change

Learning Outcomes
This is a highly interactive learning opportunity. By participating you will:
●    Gain a solid understanding of how to lead change through the strength-based approaches of AI and ABCD
●    Explore a wide range of applications at the individual, group and large system levels
●    Have the opportunity to apply the principles underlying AI/ABCD and the Imagine approach to projects in your work
●    Learn to lead, communicate and manage change more constructively
●    Be able to introduce others to the principles and practice of AI and ABCD

For more information and registration:

Hope you can join us!

Bliss Browne
Imagine Chicago

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