'Advances in Appreciative Inquiry' – A New Book Series by Weatherhead Professors
Announcing Advances in Appreciative Inquiry, a new book series published by Elsevier and edited by Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management Professors David Cooperrider and Michel Avital. Appreciative Inquiry has touched and affected the life of thousands who apply its principles in a wide range of settings including industry, government, spiritual and not-for-profit organizations. The Advances in Appreciative Inquiry series advocates an organizational science that focuses on advancing a scholarship of positive human organizations, positive relationships and positive modalities of change, which promise to be of world benefit for individuals, organizations and communities. The book series is dedicated to building such a discipline through the advancement of Appreciative Inquiry as an approach to organizational inquiry and human development, and through the interdisciplinary articulation of non-deficit theories of positive change processes in human systems. Guided by the ethos of Appreciative Inquiry, the book series supports a relentless inquiry into the true, the good, the better and the possible. It is dedicated to advancing a “scholarship of the positive” and “positive scholarship.”
Annual AIS Award for Innovation in Information Systems Education to Weatherhead Assistant Professor
The Association for Information Systems (AIS) has awarded Weatherhead Assistant Professor Michel Avital the distinction of Excellence in the 2004 AIS Award for Excellence in Innovation in Information Systems Education. The award was presented at the recently held International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) in Washington DC.
'Weatherhead School and COSE Announce 2004 Weatherhead 100 Winners
At a black tie gala, Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management and the Council of Small Enterprises (COSE), the small business arm of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, announced the winners of the 2004 Weatherhead 100, which recognizes the fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio. This year's winners represent a wide range of industries, including technology, health care, insurance, manufacturing, human resources and retail. "The Weathearhead 100 is a testament that the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Northeast Ohio," said Dr. Myron Roomkin, dean of The Weatherhead School of Management. "It's clear to me that people are this region's greatest asset and that our best days are still to come. Our task is to continue doing all we can to empower residents to take risks and create wealth."
Dean Roomkin's speech to the Weatherhead School Assembly
At the Weatherhead School of Management Assembly Meeting on December 7, 2004, Dean Myron Roomkin spoke about what he has learned in the month that he has been at our School. Below is his presentation:
For the past few weeks, I have had the pleasure of meeting the faculty and staff and of learning about the history of Weatherhead and our current situation.
While I continue to learn, I wanted to take the earliest opportunity to communicate with our community what I have realized in this very short time.
Some have asked for my “vision” for Weatherhead. I don’t know if what I want to say constitutes a vision. I’d prefer to call it an honest assessment of our current situation. And it is the identification of a path I believe will take us where we need to be . . .