David Cooperrider, Ph.D.
Dr. Cooperrider created Appreciative Inquiry, a revolutionary methodology for achieving sustainable, desired, strength-based change, in collaboration with Dr. Ronald Fry, over twenty years ago. He has used the Appreciative Inquiry methodology to advance initiatives at various organizations including Hewlett-Packard, Parker Hannifin and the US Navy. Dr. Cooperrider received ASTD's highest award for "distinguished contribution to the field" of organizational learning in 2004. He was named by the Aspen Institute as the 2007 Faculty Pioneer for his impact in the field of sustainability.
Selected works: Handbook of Transformative Cooperation (with Sandy Piderit and Ronald Fry); a series of books on Appreciative Inquiry; The Organization Dimensions of Global Change (with Jane Dutton); Organizational Courage and Executive Wisdom (with Suresh Srivastva).
The professors teaching this program are first class, both for their expertise and their ability to connect with executives.
Parker Hannifin Corporation
Fluid Connectors Group