Cleveland Rising Aspires to Greatness
Posted 10.31.19Read on for the working groups that emerged from the summit and their aspirations for 2030.
Cleveland Rising brings ordinary Clevelanders, top leaders together to better community
Cleveland Rising Summit speaker encourages participants to ‘trust the process’
Posted 10.29.19CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cindy Stull captured any skepticism inside Public Auditorium on the first morning of the vaunted Cleveland Rising summit. “Is this only going to be a great conversation?” she asked the several hundred participants. Or could a gathering centered around appreciative inquiry – a method of discussion focused on strengths and designed to promote change -- really compel positive action and sustained momentum?
What About Appreciative Inquiry?
Posted 10.24.19Dr. David Cooperrider is the world’s leading expert on whole system change. He has used this process with small and large systems using a framework called Appreciative Inquiry.
'Last' Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Event Just the Beginning
Posted 10.21.19This final year of the process, 2019, was designated as the Year of People, Jackson said, because at the end of this initial Sustainable Cleveland project, the focus remains on whether Cleveland’s social and economic system is making people better off as a result of the project. Cooperrider, co-founder of the Appreciative Inquiry method, and his staff each year have facilitated brainstorming, prototyping and planning sessions to accelerate progress, as he did this year in the “Beyond 2019” portion of the afternoon.
David Cooperrider Facilitates 10th Year of Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Summit
Posted 10.16.19Since 2009, Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s Sustainable Cleveland 2019 (SC2019) initiative has engaged more than 15,000 people from all walks of life, working together to design and develop a thriving and resilient Cleveland region. On Wednesday October 16th, 2019 the city of Cleveland celebrated the culmination of SC2019, honored the many people and organizations that have been involved, and built off this foundation for even greater progress.
Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Hits Peak Year but Still Driving Forward
Posted 10.8.19Sustainable Cleveland 2019 is the brainchild of Mayor Frank Jackson, who enlisted David Cooperrider of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University to organize the event based on his Appreciative Inquiry approach to understanding and addressing significant leadership challenges to bring about positive change. Now it it's peak year, the community will come together for a one-day Summit to celebrate the process made over the past ten years and design the future of the initiative.
Weatherhead Faculty Comment on the Changing Role of Business
Posted 10.4.19Professors Chris Laszlo and Rob Widing comment on the recent U.S. Business Roundtable statement on the purpose of a corporation.