FRAMEWORKS FOR INSPIRING CHANGE Minneapolis July 30-31, 2009

Frameworks for Inspiring Change

Location: Minneapolis, MN (Further details will be sent with registration confirmation)

Date: Thursday July 30, 9-4 pm, Friday July 31, 9-noon

Hosted by: Appreciative Inquiry Community of Minnesota

Led by: Imagine Chicago

Facilitators: Bliss W. Browne, Founder and President of Imagine Chicago

Caroline B. Browne, M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Ph.D Candidate/Teaching Fellow UNC

With much involuntary change underway, it is especially important for change agents to be able to help individuals and organizations to re-conceptualize their identities constructively based on new goals, values and choices.

Would you like to be able to inspire engagement and create a culture of hope in yourself, your organization or your community? Do you want to learn to ask better questions and establish practices that motivate constructive behavior shifts? Are you seeking better ways to align actions around a personal or shared goal?

Frameworks for Inspiring Change is an interactive workshop on dealing constructively with change at a personal, institutional and community level. In this hands-on, "train-the-trainer" workshop you will learn and apply the power and effectiveness of Appreciative Inquiry, Imagine Chicago’s pioneering frameworks for building community, along with current therapeutic models of individual change and identity in the work you do with individuals and organizations.

You will learn and apply effective strategies and tools for:

* Creating reliably constructive partnerships across differences of gender, age and culture

* Strengthening questioning, listening and speaking skills

*Shifting (and helping others shift) from deficit-based to strength based mindsets and communications, using Appreciative Inquiry, Asset based community development and Positive Asset Search

* Understanding the impact of strength vs deficit based assessment of individuals and communities

* Empowering constructive choices

Imagine Chicago’s proven frameworks for inspiring constructive community engagement will be taught by Bliss Browne, President of Imagine Chicago, who pioneered them. They have inspired a global movement of social innovation on six continents. Bliss’ daughter, Caroline Browne, will bring the perspective of the clinical psychology community, and present proven strategies for maintaining hope, direction and a meaningful sense of self in the face of change.

Come learn and practice creative ways to elicit vision and hope, build on strengths, and inspire constructive engagement and action.

Cost of $350 per workshop includes training materials with permission to adapt them for use in other settings.

Name Sales End Price Fee
Adult registration Ended $350 $8.75
Young adult (under 30) accompanying full fare adult Ended $250 $6.25
member of MNODN, RSA or AICM   Ended $325 $8.12

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