Using Appreciative Inquiry as a Means to Setting Organizational Goals: Working with the Virginia Mediation Network

As a consultant, I am often requested by organizations to help with strategic planning and looking for ways to advance a group’s objectives. Though various strategies can be used, I tend to use Appreciative Inquiry (AI) as the process of choice. Based on the work of David Cooperrider and Suresh Srivastva, AI is focused onContinue reading “Using Appreciative Inquiry as a Means to Setting Organizational Goals: Working with the Virginia Mediation Network”

Promoting Good Communication Among Educational Leaders

By: David J. Smith, September 3, 2014 In May 2014 I was invited to develop an afternoon workshop for the Anne Arundel County (MD)  Board of Education.  The board had recently appointed a new superintendent and wanted to create an opportunity for  board members to meet with him in a working environment.   The focusContinue reading “Promoting Good Communication Among Educational Leaders”