On Tuesday March 6, the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit team had the pleasure of presenting Appreciative Inquiry and AIM2Flourish to students in Professor Anita Howard’s MGMT 395 class. The presentation team included Fowler Center Senior Director Katherine Gullett and AIM2Flourish Operations Manager Megan Buchter, with the support of Fowler Family Fellows Alec Simon and Stephanie Hagen.
MGMT 395: Social Justice Leadership: Creating Change for the Greater Good is an undergraduate course focused on nine approaches used by social justice leaders to inspire others and create positive change. The Fowler Center’s presentation completed the course session titled The Power of Curiosity and Questioning.
As an introduction to the Fowler Center’s AIM2Flourish initiative, students came to class having read and discussed Flourish Prizes-winning business innovation stories. In class, they learned about Appreciative Inquiry, the strengths-based approach to systems change invented at the Weatherhead School of Management, heard from current student authors, and practiced in two small group exercises.
Thanks to Professor Howard and her students for the opportunity. We hope we inspired you to learn more about how business innovations, like those showcased on AIM2Flourish.com, can help the world reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals. After class, we snapped these photos.
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