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Living the Appreciative Spirit: an advanced AI retreat for practitioners

Appreciating People is running a retreat in the beautiful surroundings of the Windermere Centre in the Lake District, alongside our Appreciating Church partners. In Living the Appreciative Spirit, the three-day course will playfully explore the practice of living appreciatively. We will co-design and co-create our event together, each bringing our ideas to the theme of living

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Know your strengths!

AI is the art and practice of asking questions that strengthen a system’s capacity to fulfil its positive potential. AI works on an organisation or group’s existing strengths, rather than looking for problems that need to be ‘fixed’. AP co-director Suzanne Quinney says: ‘In our work with AI we always include a section on people’s

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Appreciating Church book launches

How can local churches, congregations and communities use their strengths to best effect and drive forward transformation? That is the question at the heart of a new book and website Appreciating Church, one of our latest Appreciating People projects. Launching in both London (Thursday, 9 February) and Liverpool (Monday, 20 February), the resources draw together,

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Appreciating Church focuses on sector-specific Appreciative Inquiry

‘All shall be well, and all shall be well… For there is a force of love moving through the universe that holds us fast and will never let you go.’ –– Dame Julian of Norwich (c.1342-1416), the first woman to write a book in the English language In February 2017, another milestone in the Appreciating

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