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    Appreciative Intelligence®: Develop Leadership, Transform Difficult Conversations, and Discover Common Ground

    Date: September 5, 2019, 7:30am
    Organizer:
    Megan Hollywood
    Location:
    11180 Sunrise Valley Drive
    Suite 400
    Reston, VA 20191
    Price:
    Free
    Event Type:
    Discussion Group Meeting
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    Invitation:

    You are welcome to join our Dulles SHRM Discussion Group for a session on “Appreciative Intelligence®: Develop Leadership, Transform Difficult Conversations, and Discover Common Ground”.  Appreciative Intelligence is the ability to see the generative potential in any situation and to actualize it. It is a leadership skill set that will enable you to step into conflict mindfully, and to transform difficult conversations into positive outcomes. As a leader by improving your Appreciative Intelligence you will have expanded abilities to reframe conflict situations and help move affected parties to a common ground. While challenging projects and difficult conversations will always be there, your approach to dealing with them will be more mindful, transforming conflict into opportunities to create better understanding, gain mutual respect, and create shared goals.

    Registration:  (Limited to 25 seats)
    Please register for this session via this link:  https://dulles.shrm.org/forms/discussion-group-registration-september-05-2019-0

    This Discussion Group has been approved for 1 SHRM and HRCI general credit.

    Discussion Co-Chair Hosted By:

    • Laurie Smith – Director of Human Resources at Vibrent Health
      • (Co-Chair Director) – Contact Information (703) 362-8082 cell
    • Megan Hollywood – Global VP Human Resources at BridgeStreet
      • (Co-Chair Director) – Contact Information (571) 488-4525 cell
    • Presenter – Tojo Thatchenkery (Ph.D. Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University) is an internationally known speaker, consultant, and educator. He is professor and director of the Organization Development and Knowledge Management program at George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia.

    Date and Time:

    Thursday, September 5th 2019 at 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

    • 7:30 a.m. Networking and Breakfast
    • 7:45 a.m. Introductions
    • 8:00 a.m. Discussion with Co-Chairs and Attendees begin

    Meeting Location: (Free Parking all around the building – enter by front door, elevator in front lobby)

    BridgeStreet

    11180 Sunrise Valley Drive

    Suite 400

    Reston, VA 20191

                                                       

    Dr. Tojo Thatchenkery Biography:

    Tojo Thatchenkery (Ph.D. Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University) is an internationally known speaker, consultant, and educator. He is professor and director of the Organization Development and Knowledge Management program at George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia. He is also a member of the NTL Institute of Applied Behavioral Science and the Taos Institute. Thatchenkery is the author of over a dozen books and hundreds of articles. One of them, Appreciative Intelligence: Seeing the Mighty Oak in the Acorn was a Harvard Business Review recommend book. In it he states that the secret to success lies in something that everyone has the ability to do: reframe reality to reveal the hidden potential often present in the most challenging situations. Appreciative Intelligence also helps others to accept the present moment as full of promises, a key ingredient to mindfulness. In another book, Making the Invisible Visible Thatchenkery introduced the concept of quiet leadership as a key driver for innovation in organizations. The quiet leader mindfully observes what’s around her and builds on the strengths of the team. He has also written books on appreciative inquiry, knowledge management, sustainable development, social capital, postmodernism, and information technology and economic development.

    Thatchenkery has extensive consulting experience in change management, leadership development, organization design and strategy, diversity, and knowledge management. Past and current clients include Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, IBM, Fannie Mae, Booz Allen, Deloitte, PNC Bank, Lucent Technologies, General Mills, 3M, British Petroleum, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, United States Department of Agriculture, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, USPS OIG, U.S Department of Treasury, Akbank (Turkey), and the Tata Consulting Services (India). His research and consulting also focuses on Asian Americans and organizational mobility. Starting with his special issue of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences on this topic, he is one of the first researchers to analyze the human and social capital dynamics unique to Asian Americans in federal agencies and corporate America. Thatchenkery regularly consults and offers workshops to public and private sector organizations on this topic.

    Thatchenkery has over twenty-five years of experience in teaching at various Public Policy, MBA, Organization Development, and executive development programs in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Behavioral

     

    Sciences and the Journal of Organizational Change Management and is the past Program Chair of the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management (http://aom.org/). He also founded the Organizational Learning Laboratory at the George W. Johnson Learning Center and served as its director from 1995 to 2000. During this time the facility was featured as one of the leading laboratories for organizational learning and knowledge management by the Academy of Management and the Project Management Journal and served clients such as Fannie Mae.

    For more information about Thatchenkery, please visit www.appreciativeintelligence.com


    Please join us for this lively discussion. You are welcome to extend an invitation to interested colleagues.  No fee is charged for attending.  However, registration is required on-line, at least 24 hours in advance, via the Dulles SHRM web site (www.dullesshrm.org) -- Chapter Discussion Groups. If you have questions, contact Laurie Smith at 703-362-8082 or lauriesmith717@gmail.com. Participation may be limited to the first 25 people who sign up.