Guest Speaking at the Oregon OD Network; Creating Positive Change in Challenging Times

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Creating Positive Change in Challenging  with Deborah Maher                                                                                                                                                                                       Feb. 12, 2014

Overview  Where we place our focus determines what we will see; it colors our world. Is it a world of possibility or a world of limitation? Is it a world of hope or despair or of abundance or scarcity? I believe in asking a new set of questions that support a sense of curiosity, a desire to learn, grow and create new actions that connect to a larger purpose.  Deborah will offer participants a new framework for creating positive outcomes in challenging times. 

HRCI Pre- ApprovedThis interactive session will provide you with tips and techniques that can be used immediately to enable participants to make a shift from “problem solving” to “solution finding” that boost productivity and efficiency.

The objectives of this program are to:

• Provide a common understanding of Appreciative Inquiry; the methodology and philosophy

• Experience the power of story; story listening and storytelling

• Discover your strengths

• Create a compelling view of the future

• Build positive relationships and make change with 3 simple and powerful questions

• Become a positive change maker

About the Speaker Deborah Maher President DFM Consulting, Inc.

Deborah has worked for over 30 years in the field of organizational change and cross-organizational collaboration using innovative ways to engage all levels of an organization.  She is a Certified Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner and studied with David Cooperrider Ph.D., (the creator of AI) at Case Western University in Cleveland.  She has worked extensively within the Department of Justice and other federal agencies, cities and local non-profits to create new strategic plans and processes using Appreciative Inquiry. 

HRCI Certification Credits The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.  This program has been submitted for 1.5 general recertification hours.

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