Webinar: Appreciative Inquiry – A Strengths-based Approach to Planning and Evaluating in CommunitiesMonitoring, evaluation & researchProfessional developmentYouth developmentYouth workTool
Appreciative Inquiry (AI) focuses on the strengths and assets in a community organisation or programme, rather than the problems and deficits.
In his work in Randwick Park, Manurewa, Dave Tims has seen AI used to assist his community to grow and change. The AI approach inspires people to identify things that could be changed, get involved in the work to effect change and also to monitor the changes. Dave says that, “If you follow the process, it creates ownership and responsibility – the people own the mission and become responsible for implementing it.”
Dave was joined by Maree Beaven who is the Programme Manager at Manu Tuktutuku Randwick Park (Sports and Neighbourhood Centre) in South Auckland. Maree has used AI with locals of all ages and found AI to be a very powerful tool for transformation. She shared her experiences of using AI to discover the dreams of her neighbourhood and will talk about the projects that have eventuated as a result of the AI process.Publication date: 12 Feb 2019 Check it out