Appreciative inquiry builds capability


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Author: Mitchell, John; McKenna, Suzy; Bald, Cheryl

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Reframing the Future (Australia)


This report presents findings from 25 projects that were funded to use appreciative inquiry (AI) in the vocational education and training (VET) sector in Australia in 2008, as part of the Reframing the Future program. AI is a methodology for influencing change that concentrates on the positives, not the deficits, within a group or organisation. It revolves around asking positive questions about existing strengths (discovery stage), possible futures (dream stage), improved designs (design stage) and preferred pathways going forward (destiny stage). This summary report shows that AI can...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Assessment; Providers of education and training; Management; Workforce development; Industry

Keywords: Practitioners; Continuous improvement; Workplace learning; Organisation

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: DEEWR, 2009

Physical description: 32 p.

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ISBN: 9781865065182

Statement of responsibility: John Mitchell, Suzy McKenna and Cheryl Bald

On cover: Findings from an evaluation of 25 projects that used the appreciative inquiry methodology, and were managed by Reframing the Future and funded through the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations in 2008.

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/RTF 95.64

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