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A Serious Discussion
Dhaka University, Curzon Hall

Whether we gather within family communities, with people with whom we share creative interests, an organisation with common faith values or places concerned with the social good, conflict presents itself as an energy to be harnessed. Whether you are seeking to review where your organisation is and where it might be heading, address challenges that might need to be named and explored in order to claim what is abundant in your midst to shifting a culture toward that which is appreciative and life-giving, Maya Consulting can assist in times of transition and transformation.

Central to our approach to consulting is the understanding that systems – places and spaces in which human beings gather – can be perceived either as intrinsically flawed or reflective of great potential. For those of us at Maya Consulting, we utilise a lens of appreciation whenever we we begin to journey with new clients. As this exploration continues, we will use such techniques as Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space Space Technology and World Café, in order to ensure that the very best that has been done in the past can be translated into a culture that embraces potential as not only possible, but achievable!

Maya Consulting has journeyed in such places as:

• Talking Circles intended to address hurts that can lead toward healing;
• Organisational systems that are ready to move into places of abundance and appreciation; and,
• Helping to facilitate, train and build capacity with various conflict management techniques, skills and models that transform the argument into creativity.

We believe that our work with faith communities, Restorative Justice Milieu, various family models, small business and corporate contexts, will allow us to share how our experiences might reflect where you currently find yourself and where you might be if you are ready to embrace change.

(Consulting) An Appreciative Inquiry Workshop: Update

The forthcoming Appreciative Inquiry (AI) Workshop (Aug 19-22/13), in which we will be participating & assisting (passed the Perimeter Highway outside of Winnipeg), has further resources available since our first update. These resources are intended to assist participants and people interested in AI explore some the methodology as both a primer and initial exposure. There are spaces remaining, so please do see the main Announcement for further information.

The following invitation has been extended by our facilitator, Maureeen McKenna:

Invitation to do some reading or watching video(s) as pre-work. I know that some people like to do some pre-work before coming to the session and others may not have the time to do this, so please note that this is not mandatory or a pre-requisite for the course.

I have highlighted a variety of resources below. I will be providing this list and more in the resource section of the materials you will receive, please don’t feel that you have to go through all of these resources before the session. Not knowing exactly your are of focus, I have provided a variety of videos/articles representing a variety of topics and sectors.

Video: David Cooperrider interview at Drucker School of Business. In the interview David shares his perspective of the value of AI within organizations today. (recommend that you watch the first video if you are unfamiliar with AI)

Video: AI & Sustainability (Fairmont Minerals Mining Company)

Video: AI & Improvements (Hunter Douglas Factory Production)

Video: AI (Roadways Express)

Articles: I invite you to read one or more of the following articles. At our public workshops we attract people from across the spectrum. I hope that one or more of the articles below will be informative to your specific area of focus.

Article: The Essentials of Appreciative Inquiry
This article will give an overview and recommend it if you are unfamiliar with AI.

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Article: Warren Bennis Magazine Leadership Excellence, March 2012.
The March edition has articles from Case Western University on their Deep Dive leadership program. David Cooperrider has an article on page 3 & 4, called Three Circles of the Strengths Revolution.

Article: Appreciative Inquiry & Positive Psychology  (The Journal of Corporate Citizenship Issue 46). This article by David Cooperrider & Ron Fry describes how AI supports positive psychology. PERMA is from the book by Martin Selgiman called Flourishing: P-Positive Emotion; E-Engagement; R-positive Relationships; M- Meaning; A-Accomplishment/Achievement

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Article: Organizational Change. David Cooperrider explores Innovation-Inspired Organizational Development (IPOD), which he describes as the next generation of Organizational Development.

Report: Employee Engagement: Essential Techniques for Employee Engagement. Published by Melcrum, Global Research and Training for internal communications. A colleague Caryn Vanstone wrote the section on Appreciative Inquiry and you can access this report for free by going to her website and downloading it:

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(Consulting) An Appreciative Inquiry Workshop: Aug 19-22/13

It is with excitement that Maya Consulting welcomes Maureen McKenna of Innovation Works, as she leads an Appreciative Inquiry Workshop at Little Britain United Church, just passed the Perimeter Highway just outside of Winnipeg. Richard has been privileged to work with Maureen as both a Mentor or Coach. As he will be co-facilitating & participating during this event, we invite you consider this learning opportunity as one way in which you might be the change agent in your own life and/or the organisation with which you walk. Please see the poster below for further information in respect to details and registration.

What: Appreciative Inquiry Workshop
When: August 19-22/13 (0830-17:00: Continental breakfast at 0830. Starting 09:00)
Where: Little Britain United Church (5879 Manitoba 9, Lockport, MB R1A 2P7)
Cost: $1650.00+tax

The following invitation has been extended by our facilitator, Maureeen McKenna:

Invitation to do some reading or watching video(s) as pre-work. I know that some people like to do some pre-work before coming to the session and others may not have the time to do this, so please note that this is not mandatory or a pre-requisite for the course.

I have highlighted a variety of resources below. I will be providing this list and more in the resource section of the materials you will receive, please don’t feel that you have to go through all of these resources before the session. Not knowing exactly your are of focus, I have provided a variety of videos/articles representing a variety of topics and sectors.

Video: David Cooperrider interview at Drucker School of Business. In the interview David shares his perspective of the value of AI within organizations today. (recommend that you watch the first video if you are unfamiliar with AI)

Video: AI & Sustainability (Fairmont Minerals Mining Company)

Video: AI & Improvements (Hunter Douglas Factory Production)

Video: AI (Roadways Express)

Articles: I invite you to read one or more of the following articles. At our public workshops we attract people from across the spectrum. I hope that one or more of the articles below will be informative to your specific area of focus.

Article: The Essentials of Appreciative Inquiry
This article will give an overview and recommend it if you are unfamiliar with AI.

Icon: PDF

Article: Warren Bennis Magazine Leadership Excellence, March 2012.
The March edition has articles from Case Western University on their Deep Dive leadership program. David Cooperrider has an article on page 3 & 4, called Three Circles of the Strengths Revolution.

Article: Appreciative Inquiry & Positive Psychology (The Journal of Corporate Citizenship Issue 46). This article by David Cooperrider & Ron Fry describes how AI supports positive psychology. PERMA is from the book by Martin Selgiman called Flourishing: P-Positive Emotion; E-Engagement; R-positive Relationships; M- Meaning; A-Accomplishment/Achievement

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Article: Organizational Change. David Cooperrider explores Innovation-Inspired Organizational Development (IPOD), which he describes as the next generation of Organizational Development.

Report: Employee Engagement: Essential Techniques for Employee Engagement. Published by Melcrum, Global Research and Training for internal communications. A colleague Caryn Vanstone wrote the section on Appreciative Inquiry and you can access this report for free by going to her website and downloading it:

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