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Appreciating Church – the story so far…

Appreciating People has worked with a number of churches since spring 2014, developing a sustainable Appreciative Inquiry community of practice. It has become an exciting and expanding project – this is the story so far… AP began working with church groups in 2014. During a consultation on AI and the Church in Manchester in March

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Positive Education – Using Appreciative Inquiry in a secondary school

  Schools in Canada, North Europe, the USA and Australia have successfully applied the Appreciative Inquiry approach and philosophy in the classroom to create a positive education experience. Geelong Grammar School in Australia being a particularly well known example, but there are relatively few UK examples. Earlier this year, Appreciating People facilitated a conference on Flourishing for international schools,

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Building on Appreciative conversations and strengths…

Starting from people’s strengths and assets in community development – rather than focusing on perceived weaknesses – fosters new possibilities on all levels. We were approached by New Start Magazine to talk about the idea in their Liverpool survey, where we talked about Liverpool’s Big Local project.  Appreciating People got involved when our co-director Tim Slack

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Learning exchange: US graduate teachers visit Liverpool schools

Conferences are always a good opportunity to meet new contacts and share ideas. In July 2016 we attended the World Appreciative Inquiry Conference in Johannesburg. It was an opportunity to get involved in a myriad of appreciative conversations, with fellow practitioners from around the world. Two of the people we got talking to were Dr Matthew Moehle

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