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The Discovery and Design of Positive Institutions

AI Practitioner: Positive Institutions

Ready to re-imagine how to approach change leadership and organizational transformation? Champlain's very own Dr. Lindsey Godwin and Dr. David Cooperrider co-authored the introduction to AI Practitioner's February 2022 edition of their International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry. In this issue, you'll learn how to approach the transformation of organizations as a leader and you'll come to understand the five positive institution interventions, which include:

  1. Applying biomimicry as a discipline for the design of positive institutions
  2. Leveraging the AI “whole-system-in-the-room” process to create sustainable design factories
  3. Engaging in “strategic convening” to create win-wins and play at larger scales of impact
  4. Creating strengths-based megacommunities
  5. Conducting world inquiries to spark appreciative action-research on a global scale

Discover why today's leaders need to follow these interventions and how doing so will help them embrace the appreciative mindset, accelerate success, and scale solutions in organizations.




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About AI Practitioner

Founded by partners David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry and Kessels & Smit, The Learning Company, AI Practitioner highlights examples, case studies, and research on strengths-based approaches to change with special emphasis on appreciative inquiry (AI). In its broadest terms, AI is about finding the best in people, their organizations, and the world around them. AI Practioner aims to build a flourishing community of individuals and organizations to support each other and their work practices. Learn more.


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About David L. Cooperrider

David L. Cooperrider, Ph.D. is a distinguished university professor at Case Western Reserve University and honorary chair of The David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry at Champlain College. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award in organizational development. To learn more about The David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry, click here.



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About Lindsey N. Godwin

Lindsey N. Godwin, Ph.D., leads Champlain's online master's in leadership program. She also serves as the academic director for the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry and is the Robert P. Stiller endowed chair & professor of management in Champlain's Stiller School of Business. As a practitioner–scholar active in the global AI community, she has helped organize and facilitate AI processes around the globe.

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