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Friday, April 20 • 11:50am - 12:30pm
Turning Lemons into Lemonade: An Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry (AI)

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Are you interested in finding ways to think differently about how to overcome daily work challenges such as budget reductions, staff shortages, limited resources and to feel more empowered in your work? Attend this session and learn about Appreciative Inquiry. Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is an alternative to traditional, deficit-focused organizational approaches. In this session, you will learn how AI can help to generate ideas and solutions, and how it can unite and empower library teams around common goals. Participants will learn how to incorporate AI practice into their professional and personal life, and we will practice AI activities together to provide some first-hand experience and generate ideas to take back to your library. These methods can work with all kinds of library teams in all environments, and can also be part of a personal strategy to build and maintain positive, opportunity-based thinking in all areas of your life.


Lori Wamsley

Faculty Librarian & Library Instruction Coordinator, Mt. Hood Community College

Friday April 20, 2018 11:50am - 12:30pm PDT
Studio B & C Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA