About AI Practitioner May 2013
Appreciative Inquiry and Communities of Practice
Editors: Mille Duvander, Sue James and Kaj Voetmann
The focus of this issue is to collect the experiences and important answers to the burning questions many practitioners face: What draws us to one another? What is the "glue" that holds us and makes collaborative efforts successful?
This issue illustrates six situations in which we can strengthen the ways we spread and develop practices based on Appreciative Inquiry. Even though AI has spread into many different practices, we are waiting for the full potential of AI to be released in a concerted effort to improve the conditions for the human spirit of community building.
Mille Duvander has provided training and development consultancy though Intersmil, and helped establish the Danish AI community. She works with Appreciative Embodiment, is a trained process coach and facilitator, and is certified in HR analysis tools to provide communications advice as well as consultancy in marketing via social media. Contact: email@example.com Website: www.intersmil.dk
Kaj Voetmann works as a freelance speaker, teacher, external examiner and consultant. Kaj is chairman of the board of AI Community Denmark, and created AI Community International with Mille Duvander. He has trained students and leaders in AI and Appreciative Leadership. He has published four books. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.kajvoetmann.com
Sue James, facilitator, speaker and storyteller, is energized by the power of stories to lift and inspire, AI, resilience and change. She works with Chris Bennett as BJ Seminars International, focusing on transformational change, and drawing on their unique AQ-KQ Framework that integrates Appreciative and Kinaesthetic Intelligences. Contact: email@example.com Website: www.bjseminars.com.au
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