Innovation Partners International
Practitioner, Researcher, Speaker
Community, Faith-Based, Fortune 500 companies, Government, Healthcare, Non-profit Business, Small companies
Ada Jo Mann has 35+ years of experience collaborating with clients on strength-based approaches to strategic planning; organization assessment and design; whole system change; program development and evaluation; inter-organizational partnerships; team building, and training. She has directed or participated in assignments in over 50 African, Asian, Caribbean, Central and South American and European countries. Using practical, strength-based and participatory management approaches she has advised and trained over 1000 leaders. Through her work both in the US and abroad Ada Jo has increased the managerial capacities of a broad range of institutions including government agencies, bilateral and multilateral development organizations, non-profits, boards and community groups. She is a pioneer in the field of Appreciative Inquiry in the non-profit and international development arena and Founder and former Managing Co-Owner of Appreciative Inquiry Consulting, LLC. For seven years she was Director of a multi-million dollar grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve the organizational capacity of non-governmental organizations in all regions of the world. She co-created and was the first Director of the Small Project Assistance Program, a 30 year partnership between USAID and the Peace Corps.