From Changing Times

Articles on Facilitation

Appreciative Inquiry/Positive Psychology Resources

  • Appreciative Inquiry Handbook: For Leaders of Change by David L. Cooperrider, et al., 2008. Explains in-depth what AI is and how it works, and includes stories of AI interventions and classic articles, sample project plans, interview guidelines, participant worksheets, a list of resources, a glossary of terms, and more.
  • “Positive Intelligence” by Shawn Anchor, Harvard Business Review, 2012. When people work with a positive mind-set, performance on nearly every level – productivity, creativity, engagement – improves.

To learn more about Appreciative Inquiry, a model that creates positive, generative, sustainable change by identifying and expanding the “positive core” of issues, visit the Appreciative Inquiry Commons site. It is devoted to the sharing of academic resources and practical tools on Appreciative Inquiry and the rapidly growing discipline of positive change.

Facilitation and Team Building Resources

  • The International Association of Facilitators is a tremendous resource for facilitators of all experience levels. Their conferences are terrific. Visit their site to see the conference proceedings and to learn more about IAF.
  • If you are interested in games and game design in learning about simulations, look at the NASAGA site.
  • Mind Tools can help you become exceptionally effective, be a great manager and leader, be more successful in your career – and even become happier at work.
  • Grove facilitators are the acknowledged leaders in integrating facilitation and graphic templates to lead groups toward agreed-upon goals. Visit this site to learn more about The Grove Consultants International.
  • Visit Future Searches to get more information on marketing news and helpful SEO, social media and website design techniques.