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Posted 9.15.06

Foundations and Frontiers in Appreciative Inquiry
December 11 - 14, 2006 (Longboat Key, FL)

Experience a powerful methodology for strategic change and sustainable growth. Join Dr. David Cooperrider for a 3 ½-day workshop where you will discover how and why Appreciative Inquiry transforms organizations through case studies, illustrations and interactive exercises. Organizations from all over the globe are using this powerful approach to transform themselves for the future, including Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Fairmount Minerals, the U.S. Navy and John Deere. Learn how to ask the questions that open the floodgates for positive change, engage the whole system, and generate measurable results.

Topics:

  • How and why Appreciative Inquiry works
  • AI in action
    Case studies, stories, illustrations
  • Questions that make positive change possible
  • Engaging the whole system in change
  • Develop a project for your organization

Faculty:
David L. Cooperrider, PhD, Professor and Department Chair of Organizational Behavior. As a co-originator of Appreciative Inquiry, Dr. Cooperrider is an expert in positive organizational change. He is the co-author of several books including the Appreciative Inquiry Handbook and Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Revolution in Change. His work has been covered in The New York Times, Fast Company, Human Resources Executive Magazine and Training Magazine. In addition, he consults for organizations such as American Express, BP America, and the U.S. Navy. Dr. Cooperrider earned his PhD from Case Western Reserve University.

Program Location
Hilton Longboat Key Beachfront Resort
4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228

Program Times*
12/11 – 12/13: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
12/14: 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

*Registration begins at 8:30 on 12/11.

Cost
Individual Participants: $2,250 by credit card (MC/Visa/AmEx); $2,280 by check
Affiliate Organizations: $2,025

Room Accommodations
Reservations made at the Hilton Longboat Key Beachfront Resort by November 10, 2006 will receive the preferred rate of $129.00 per night (plus tax).

For reservations, please call (800) 282-3046.

(In order to receive the above rate, individuals must identify themselves with the Weatherhead School of Management.)

Reservations made after this date will be accepted on a space available and rate available basis.

Parking
Complimentary self parking is available.

Food/Beverage
Program cost includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch, and snack & beverage service each day.

Local Airports
(For driving directions please visit www.longboatkey.hilton.com)

Sarasota Bradenton Airport
Distance from hotel: 14 miles
Drive time: 30 minutes
Average taxi fee: $30

Tampa International Airport
Distance from hotel: 55 miles
Drive time: 1.5 hours
Average taxi fee: $75

St. Petersburg Clearwater International Airport
Distance from Hotel: 52 miles
Drive time: 1.25 hours
Average taxi fee: $65

For more information and to register:
Call:    216/368-6413 or 800/736-6403
Email: seminars@case.edu,
or click here.

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