Organization Development Network of Western New York

Appreciative Practices for Organizational Development

Posted in Coaching, Facilitation, ODN of WNY Members, Organizational Development, Programs by Michael Cardus on March 16, 2012

Organizational Development Network (ODN) of WNY

April 2012 Meeting Announcement

“Appreciative Practices for Organizational Development”

Larry Robinson

Thursday, April 19, 2012
8:30 am to 11:30 am (8:30 am to 9:00 am – networking; 9:00 am to 11:30 am – meeting)
New Era Cap, 160 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202

Parking is available in the New Era visitor’s lot, on the street, or in various lots/ramps located within a block of New Era. Refreshments are available for purchase in the New Era cafeteria by requesting a visitor’s pass from the lobby receptionist.

Meeting Overview

“Appreciative Practices for Organizational Development” is a program designed specifically for the ODN of WNY. Grounded in the theory and practice of Appreciative Inquiry (AI), it is “the study of what gives life to organizations when they are at their best.”

We will apply this proven strength-based approach in a simulation that is focused on ways to enhance connections within our organization, the OD Network.

The session will follow the stages of AI: Discovery, Dream, Design, and Destiny, using selected activities to bring out the best of the Network. Conversations will also introduce the essential principles of AI, as well as applications for organizational development, leadership, planning, and change.


Program Benefits

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will:

  • Have a basic understanding of AI, its principles, and its application to their workplaces
  • Experience the stages of AI, as well as appropriate activities
  • Be aware of the opportunities of this approach to the practice of organizational development, leadership, planning and change


We encourage you to visit the following web sites for access to articles, case studies, and resources on Appreciative Inquiry:


Speaker Bio

Larry Robinson has a diverse and varied background, which includes over forty years in teaching, administration, and private business. He has studied, worked and taught in the fields of Strategic Planning, Leadership Development, Team Building and Organizational Behavior. Currently he is a Consulting Partner with the Corporation for Positive Change, thought leaders, writers and practitioners in Appreciative Inquiry. Larry also practices training and facilitating through his firm Partners & Robinson, as well as serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor in Medaille College’s graduate program for business, management and leadership


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