Leading Change, with David Cooperrider

December 7, 2023 - December 8, 2023
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

How to Harness 3 of the Most Powerful Tools for Making Positive Change a High Point in Your Life and Career, For Everyone in Your Business, and for Our World: The “AI” Summit Method | Design Thinking for Teams | Moonshot Missions

It is becoming increasingly clear that we are entering a critical next decade to radically address the global challenges before us… [T]he scale, speed, and collaborative capacity of the human side of transformation is increasingly recognized as the difference that can make all the difference
David Cooperrider and Lindsey Godwin, “Our Earthshot Moment: Net Positive OD for the Creation of a World of Full Spectrum Flourishing”

“A leader” states Meg Wheatley, “is everyone who wishes to make a difference at this time.” And now, more than ever, change is at the core of pretty much everything that executives, managers, project leads, and professionals across fields—from Human Resources to OD, from engineering management to health care strategy leadership—must excel at and thrive in, while making a difference that can make the difference. At its core, change and leadership are synonymous; they are about change as betterment, about making a positive difference, and about propelling speed, at the right scale, on time, for a significant cause. To flourish in an era of perpetual disruption, where massive shifts are shaking organizations everywhere—yes, “everything, everywhere, all at once”– this capability is needed more than ever across all organizational levels.

David Cooperrider is a global authority on the highest payoff tools and leverage points, for what he calls “the 3 most dependable change superpowers.” Each, alone and especially in balance, show you how to transform change from something that creates stress, cynicism, burnout, fear, and resistance, to something that brings people alive to be their best, not just alone but in rising together. It’s been said that “people don’t resist change; they resist being changed.” But its more than that. Recent research shows that when done well, and with several of the latest breakthroughs in the positive human sciences, that the call to organizational change, even in the midst of upheaval, can become one of those inflection points where people will single out and share, “that was a high point moment in my career and for so many in our organization.”

Learning Outcomes

Join David Cooperrider, to learn how to lead change with confidence via three of the most powerful and positive change tools that can propel both your career trajectory and your organization’s highest potentials. Upon completion of this workshop will know how to creatively combine three leading change superpowers:

  • Design and lead what’s been called “the best large group method in the world today”—the Appreciative Inquiry Summit — and learn how its principles of “wholeness” and “narrative richness” can be leveraged in enterprise-wide positive change, as well as with smaller teams and even individual level change (e.g., in personal coaching.) Learn how to manage the pre-summit, the summit, and post-summit momentum work—and the new change equation of hope theory and conscious co-elevation. The workshop will draw upon stories and research with industry-leading stars and brands, along with examples from early-stage entrepreneurial startups, tri-sector partnerships, whole cities, and communities, and even UN level world summits.
  • Learn to unite and integrate the creative power “design thinking” with small groups and, in combination with inclusive AI Summits. Learn how to bring out the creative confidence in business units, with customers, and bring design-thinking into everything from strategic planning and culture building to supplier relationships and designing the most loved workplaces. Learn why design is too important to leave to designers, and how to facilitate and bring the designing of change into the digital era.
  • Appreciate this new era of mission economy leadership and how to incorporate the moonshot mission mindset while igniting the superpower of purpose-driven “doing good to do well” change. This is the era when the business of building a better world is good business. This workshop will help you be a change leader that sees how even the tiniest change project can be part of building inclusive sustainable growth and the 21st century organization—one that’s loved by its customers, envied by its peers, and admired by all those who care about the next decisive decades of our planet.

Change can be inspiring, energizing, and exciting. To be sure, you will walk away with tools you can use. For example, we will share proposals that work for launching change, whether you are inside an organization or a consultant from the outside. We will share workbooks. We will share meeting designs. We will share how to hold an executive or senior level briefing. We will experientially learn, interactively, and you will have time for customizing together exchanging your application questions and opportunities with a cohort of learning partners ready to offer feedforward on your changemaking efforts.

Workshop Dates 

  • Thursday December 7, 2023 9:30am – 3:30pm ET
  • Friday December 8, 2023 9:30am – 3:30pm ET

This Course is For:

Organizational Leaders, Human Resource Professionals, Organizational Development or Culture Professionals, AI Professionals, Coaches and Consultants, Project Leads, and anyone trying to enact positive change within an organization, team, or larger system such as cities or even whole industry associations. No prior AI experience is necessary, though a fundamental understanding will deepen your learning. Gain expert insight into bringing an entire organization or community together to energize purpose, deepen connections, and create meaningful and lasting impacts!

Ask us about special prices for teams. We specialize in helping teams bridge the knowing/doing gap.

Questions? Please contact the Cooperrider Center at appreciativeinquiry@champlain.edu

December 7, 2023 - December 8, 2023
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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