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    Jubilee meeting 10 years European AI network

    In Hasselt Belgium May 18-21 2016

    Crossing borders, co-creation of flourishing futures

    “In each relational moment we would resonate with
    our surrounds, absorb its potentials, create new amalgams
    and return them to the larger flow of relations
    in which we are constituted” (Gergen – relational being)
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  2. Become a member!

    Now you can become a member of the European Network

    Dear colleague,
    We are over 500 network participants of 30 different European and non European countries.

    A European Network of practitioners like you, working with Appreciative Inquiry and other Strengths-based change approaches. A Network deeply committed to the relational way of working, with high quality connections and creative learning opportunities.

    The AI European network is happy to announce new plans and activities for the future.

    The next network meetings 2015 will be organized in Gotland, Sweden in April and in Poland, Krakow in the fall.

    And in 2016 we will celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the network!
    To make this possible and to maintain digital communication and webpage renewal we need funding.
    Each participant to a network meeting already pays €50,-for the network sustainability and now we will refresh sponsorship possibilities and introduce an annual network fee.

    We invite you to become a network member by paying the new annual network fee of only € 20,- The benefits are: You will receive network news and invitations for meeting by mail and will have a reduction of € 20,- on your first the meeting fee in 2015.

    This is how it works:;

    – Use this link link and you will find the paypal button to pay your fee on the website page.

    -You will get a digital receipt from the Paypal system for you payment.

    We hope you will support the network!
    The financial group, Peter Bach Lauritzen, Steve Loraine, Leif Josefsson and Cora Reijerse

  3. Now you can become a member of the European Network

    Dear colleague,
    We are over 500 network participants of 30 different European and non European countries.

    A European Network of practitioners like you, working with Appreciative Inquiry and other Strengths-based change approaches. A Network deeply committed to the relational way of working, with high quality connections and creative learning opportunities.

    The AI European network is happy to announce new plans and activities for the future.
    The next network meetings 2015 will be organized in Gotland,  Sweden in April and in Poland, Krakow in the fall.
    And in 2016 we will celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the network!
    To make this possible and to maintain digital communication and webpage renewal we need funding.
    Each participant to a network meeting already pays €50,-for the network sustainability and now we will refresh sponsorship possibilities and introduce an annual network fee.

    We invite you to become a network member by paying the new annual network fee of only € 20,– The benefits are: You will receive network news and invitations for meeting by mail and will have a reduction of € 20,- on your first the meeting fee in 2015.

    This is how it works:;

    Use this link link and you will find the paypal button to pay your fee on the website page. New link to be made Kees

    -You will get a digital receipt from the Paypal system for you payment.

    We hope you will support the network!

    The financial group, Peter Bach Lauritzen, Steve Lorraine, Leif Josefsson and Cora Reijerse

     

  4. New Cards: Taste of AI

    Taste of Appreciative Inquiry- A simple, practical guide to AI 
    Designed and created for people experiencing their first taste of Appreciative Inquiry including participants in one or two day workshops; HR and OD practitioners dipping their toe into the AI water wanting a simple understanding of the approach and AI practitioners looking for an accessible guide to use with clients.
    Pack contains 10 cards covering the AI principles, what it is, generativity, constructionist theory, AI conversations, reframing, provocative propositions , 5D framework, and appreciative feedback.For  further information www.appreciatingpeople.co.uk. shop section

    AP is in process of developing a network of European distributors. Contact tim@appreciatingpeople.co.uk for details. Plans are being developed currently for Spanish, Italian, and German editions. Other languages are being explored

     

  5. New cards: Creating GREAT conversations

    Creating GREAT conversations – Practical Advice for better appreciative conversations 
    This is Appreciating People’s latest AI product and builds on the other AP products AI essentials a practical guide to Appreciative Inquiry and the Appreciative Journal Food for Thought. Designed to develop the idea of Appreciative conversations it is for Ai practitioners and anyone interested in developing and supporting great conversations. Useful for designing and testing AI protocols and also as a resource for a AI taster course

    The pack consists of 17 A5 cards in a plastic wallet  written in a practical and user-friendly style, containing:

    • a basic introduction on Appreciative Inquiry
    • guidance on active listening
    • importance of dialogue and story
    • creating open questions
    • how to help conversation flow
    • creating great questions
    • conversation frameworks/appreciative conversation protocols
    • practical exercises and helpful hints for great conversations
     
    Co designed and co created through a number of community workshops the pack were launched at a Grundvig project event in Prague October 2013. For further information go to http://www.appreciatingpeople.co.uk/creating-GREAT-conversations. Costs £12.99 plus postage ( 15 euros plus postage ) reductions with bulk orders

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  6. New Book: Zen and the Art of Appreciative Inquiry

    Zen and the Art of Appreciative Inquiry – a glass half full approach to organisational development.

    Published earlier this year, ‘Zen and the Art of Appreciative Inquiry’ provides a unique perspective
    on AI. Written by Roger Rowett, the book explores the personal discoveries that led Roger to
    embrace this way of working. It also sets this against the backdrop of Zen thinking and in particular
    that seminal work – ‘Zen and the Art of Appreciative Inquiry’.

    The best way to get a flavour of the book is to check out the reviews on Amazon and to read some
    of the text from the Foreword by Neil Wooding, a senior leader within Welsh Government:

    “Those of us working across the domain of organisational development who have occasionally flirted
    with Appreciative Inquiry as a change technology, will immediately see the value of this book. It
    captures the essence of engaging and transforming the way we think and act and reminds us of the
    most important ingredient in delivering organisational change – people.

    For those who perhaps, have little knowledge or experience of Appreciative Inquiry, but a keen
    interest in expanding their personal and professional horizons to discover new ways of delivering
    change – this book provides a solid platform for beginning the journey.

    As a description of the Appreciative Inquiry process, it offers an intuitive and experiential account
    of how to engineer change in an engaging and liberating way. It provides a solid evidence base for
    re-thinking the approach we take when working with organisations to transform practice. But more
    than this, Roger Rowett introduces us to a different way of understanding the world beyond the
    application of a set of principles and procedures.

    In a warm and self-deprecating way, he convinces us that to fully understand and engage with the
    idea of Appreciative Inquiry we have to recognise the sanctity of relationship and the ocean of human
    potential that exists in everyone. In this regard, Appreciative Inquiry is an invitation to see the world
    in a different way, to re-construct the social and to acknowledge the connectivity of all things. We are
    reminded clearly that without exception, everything is delivered through relationship.”

    Dr Neil Wooding, Director, Public Service Management Wales

    The book can be found on Amazon for £15
    ISBN-13: 978-1482647259

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