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Whose Plan? Considering an Integrated Partnership for Developing Integrated Plans for a Sustainable Future

Ron Thomas developed this matrix with his class on participatory planning to attempt to help clarify who's doing what AND why some effective participation methods and practitioners have not been more widely embraced by the U.S. (urban, regional, land use, transportation) planning profession. He found that there are very few truly participatory planning models, methods or practitioners, which is perpetuated by the general lack of their inclusion in the core planning curricula nationwide. (continue)

The Power of Appreciative Inquiry: A Practical Guide to Positive Change

The Power of Appreciative Inquiry is a comprehensive and practical guide to using AI for strategic large-scale change. Written by pioneers in the field, the book provides detailed examples along with practical guidance for using AI in an organizational setting. (continue)

AiList: Appreciative Inquiry Discussion List

This listserv, hosted by Jack Brittain, is a forum for individuals interested in learning more about the practice of Appreciative Inquiry. The list has nearly 800 subscribers from all over the world. To subscribe, go to http://lists.business.utah.edu/mailman/listinfo/ailist or send a message with the word 'help' in the subject or body to ailist-request@lists.business.utah.edu. To submit, send messages to the list manager at ailist-admin@lists.business.utah.edu. (continue)

Corporation for Positive Change

The Corporation for Positive Change (CPC) is dedicated to the design and development of appreciative organizations - those capable of sustaining innovation, financial well-being and market leadership by inspiring the best in human beings. Our workshops are led by CPC principals and offered through the Taos Institute. CPC offers workshops in Appreciative Inquiry foundations, Appreciative Inquiry leadership, and Appreciative Inquiry in Action. (continue)

Lori Schwind Communications LLC

To help individuals and organizations bring affirmative storytelling to business and the media, Lori Schwind Communications LLC offers a variety of communications services and workshops for the nonprofit community: brainstorming facilitation, speaker presentations, publicity, newsletter writing, public relations counsel, media training, presentation development and delivery training, press releases and media relations training. (continue)

New Economics Foundation (nef)

The UK-based New Economics Foundation, or "nef," is an independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being. We aim to improve quality of life by promoting innovative solutions that challenge mainstream thinking on economic, environment and social issues. We work in partnership and put people and the planet first. (continue)

NTL Institute

Through the use of the applied behavioral sciences, NTL strengthens relationships and organizations by fostering self-awareness and interpersonal, group and system effectiveness. NTL pioneered a particular kind of learning environment called the T-Group, and has had a profound influence on the theory and practice that presently underlies the professional field of organization development. (continue)

Knowledge Mapping

Knowledge mapping offers a tremendous resource for deliberation about issues or problems. We can lay out what we collectively know, visually clarifying relationships among the relevant factors, actors, sectors, etc., involved with the problem being deliberated. (continue)

Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is about the coevolutionary search for the best in people, their organizations, and the relevant world around them. In its broadest focus, it involves systematic discovery of what gives "life" to a living system when it is most alive, most effective, and most constructively capable in economic, ecological, and human terms. AI involves, in a central way, the art and practice of asking questions that strengthen a system's capacity to apprehend, anticipate, and heighten positive potential. (continue)

Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center – Organizational Systems

This concentration is designed for current and future leaders in all types of organizations (business, educational, health care, community service, government). Students learn the skills important for the creation, design and management of organizations that are able to adapt to continual changes while respecting core human values. The concentration teaches skills of leading change and of active inquiry as a means of addressing complex organizational challenges. (continue)