CTA members - $25
Community members - $45
Non-members - $50
Tivoli Student Union (Auraria Campus) Room #442 900 Auraria Pkwy Denver, CO 80204
5:00-5:20 pm Registration & Networking
Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Approach to Optimizing Organizational Effectiveness
Part of CTA Women's Network (Formerly Women in Tech Series) - RESCHEDULED from August 11th
This month’s CTA Women’s Network presentation introduces us to a process that optimizes organizational effectiveness by boosting engagement, increasing collaboration, fostering innovation and unleashing inspired action across teams, departments and organizations. Described as a “radical shift in mainstream organizational thinking,” Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a practical, effective and positive way to accelerate change and increase organizational effectiveness by changing who talks to whom, and what they talk about.
In this hour-long program, we will experience one of the core AI processes, hear case studies out of IT and other industries, and contemplate how Appreciative Inquiry might strengthen our Women’s Network – and the organizations of which we’re a part.
About the Speaker
Amanda Trosten-Bloom is a Principal with both the Rocky Mountain Center for Positive Change and Corporation for Positive Change – local and global consultancies that get results by applying the principles and advancing the practices of Appreciative Inquiry and related transformational processes. A widely acclaimed consultant, master trainer, energizing speaker, and pioneer in high engagement, strength-based whole system change, she builds results oriented partnerships with organizational and community leaders and teams in support of strategic planning, culture change and organizational excellence. Working across sectors in business, nonprofit and government organizations, her clients have included: Hewlett-Packard; the Unitarian Universalist Association; IHS; ACT; Hunter Douglas Window Fashions Division; National Security Administration; Goddard Space Flight Center; The Denver Foundation; and the Cities of Boulder, Denver and Longmont, CO; and Boulder County, CO.
Amanda is also co-author of several books, including the best-selling Power of Appreciative Inquiry: A Practical Guide to Positive Change (Berrett-Koehler: 2003 and 2010) and Appreciative Leadership: Focus on What Works to Drive Winning Performance and Build a Thriving Organization (McGraw-Hill, 2010).