Imagine: Frameworks for Inspiring Change- August 5-7, 2009 in Chicago

Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Presented by: Bliss Browne
Co-sponsored by: Imagine Chicago
Description: Hands-on, “train-the-trainer” workshop in  applying Imagine Chicago’s development frameworks, tools, and facilitation practices for individual development, team building and community regeneration.

Want to inspire engagement and creativity and create a culture of hope in your organization or community? Looking for a better way to focus priorities?
Seeking ways to align around a personal or shared goal and build momentum for action? Discover the power and effectiveness of Appreciative Inquiry and Imagine Chicago’s pioneering frameworks for building community.

Imagine Chicago’s proven frameworks for inspiring community engagement will be taught by Bliss Browne, President of Imagine Chicago, who pioneered them.  This is a highly interactive workshop where you will learn and apply effective strategies and tools for 

Creating effective intergenerational partnerships

Ensuring reliably constructive experiences of difference

Attracting and including “hard to reach” populations

Strengthening public/private collaborations, including school community connections

Shifting (and helping others shift) from deficit-based to strength based mindsets and communications, including the use of Appreciative Inquiry
Accelerating civic imagination through the use of arts-based activities

Empowering citizen leadership of all ages

Each participant will receive a toolkit of practice examples, case studies and tools for Inspiring Community Change including many examples of applying Appreciative Inquiry to community regeneration. Come learn and practice creative ways to elicit vision and hope, build on strengths, and inspire engagement and action.

Cost of $1000 per workshop includes training materials in electronic format with permission to adapt them for use in other settings.

Early bird discount of $100 before June 30. 

Space limited to 15 participants. Register early!

Some on-site accommodations available for $75/night.
For further information please contact:

Bliss Browne Ph: 1-773-275-2520 - Email:

Name Price Fee
Early Bird registration before June 30 $900 $9.95
Registration $1000 $9.95
Young adult accompanying full tuition participant   $250 $6.25
RSA fellows   $875 $9.95
RSA fellows $950 $9.95

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