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Community Engagement with Appreciative Inquiry

Battle for public opinion: planning two mental hospitals

Planning new mental health facilities in the heart of local communities is no easy task. Local residents, businesses and other community organisations are frequently fearful of both the mentally ill and how the facilities may affect the value of their properties and businesses. First impressions and reactions are predictably negative.

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Managers are too prone to dwell on what’s wrong

New Zealand Herald LogoThe New Zealand Herald recently carried an article about David’s visit there. Some New Zealand organizations are now using Appreciative Inquiry summit methodology for large scale projects.

“The New Zealand people were really excited,” says Cooperrider”.

People came away with major projects that they are designing. One is to use AI strength-based model to design a summit for NZ trade relations with China. This is an example of the kind of thinking that can happen when you have the tools to bring whole systems together very rapidly, not pushing certain strategic agenda, and not just for dialogue, but for collaboration.
Link to Article – pdf