Methods for Strategic Collaboration
Phoenix, AZ, USA – April 13-16, 2015
Berlin, Germany – June 8 – 11, 2015
New Delhi, India – Summer 2015
Portable * Flexible * Scalable
Are you interested in learning how to engage groups of 5 to 10,000 in strategic conversations? Would you like to attend a training that will give you the foundational skills and knowledge you need to utilize five powerful methods that are being used around the world for breakthrough thinking, decision-making and collaborative action?
Through experiential learning, gain a working knowledge of the principles, steps and practices of
Appreciative Inquiry is a positive change method for discovering what is healthy and working well and then building on those successes. Rather than focus on what needs to be fixed, Appreciative Inquiry looks deeply into the root causes of success and generates possibilities and plans for bringing dreams to life. Beginning with person-to-person conversations that encourage storytelling and focus on what each person values and desires, the process then expands to larger and larger groups that collectively decide what they want to create together into the future. Appreciative Inquiry is an ideal planning and management tool because it catalyzes a cascade of conversations about what has been most successful, most meaningful and most alive.
ROC - Return on Collaboration offers the principles, practices and processes for quickly generating collaborative decisions and impact. Grounded in systems thinking, brain science, human development, organizational design, and collaborative strategy, ROC builds on the best of Appreciative Inquiry. ROC - Return on Collaboration was developed, tested and disseminated by Christine and her partners at Innovation Partners International. ROC saves time and money by quickly generating collaboratively developed plans that increase ownership and action commitments to quickly launch implementation.
Open Space Technology quickly enables diverse groups of people, as well as those who work together every day, to tap the collective intelligence of the whole. The self-organizing process honors and leverages each person's passion while calling forth a corresponding commitment to take responsibility for action. In Open Space gatherings, participants create and manage their own agenda of parallel working sessions around a central theme of strategic importance. By the end of the meeting, what was most important to the participants has been discussed and recorded, next steps have been identified and commitments for action have been made.
World Café gathers people at small tables to engage in conversations that matter. This easy to use method for fostering collaborative dialogue, particularly in large groups, keeps people moving, thinking outside the box and building on one another's ideas as the rotate from table to table. World Café is used to engage people, especially those who don't know one another, in authentic conversation to generate input, share knowledge and conduct in-depth exploration of key strategic challenges in a very short period of time.
Polarity Mapping is an elegant tool, developed by Barry Johnson, Ph.D., which leverages the best of apparent opposites resulting in win-win solutions. May challenges are not problems which can be solved with either/or solutions. Rather, they are dilemmas or polarities to be managed. Polarity mapping provides a complete picture of the interdependent opposing forces that often create gridlock. Working with the upsides of both poles, predictions can be made for the types of change that will result any strategy.
Christine Whitney Sanchez consults internationally with organizations and communities to build the capacity for conscious leadership and strategic collaboration. She is an international pioneer in blending Appreciative Inquiry, World Café, Open Space Technology and Polarity Mapping to deepen communication through conversations that matter and to liberate self-organization. For the past couple of years, Christine and her design partners at Innovation Partners International have developed, tested and widely employed their ROC - Return on Collaboration methodology for leadership development, strategic planning, succession planning and collective impact initiatives.
Christine is well-known as a large-scale change leader. She has coordinated large initiatives to bring Methods for Strategic Collaboration to the Girl Scouts of the USA, Northrop Grumman, the United States Postal Service, La Leche League International, Appreciative Inquiry Network UK, Facilitators Network Singapore, and KaosPilots Business School in Denmark. At the 2005 Girl Scout National Convention, she facilitated an Open Space session for 1700 elected delegates and coordinated the largest World Cafe event in the world. In 2008, she facilitated one of the largest multigenerational conversations in the world where over 8,500 girls and adults were invited to use their voice, have conversations that matter and create the future for the Girl Scout Movement.
Her background in depth psychology and experience in cross-sector work has positioned Christine to inspire diverse groups of collaborators to resolve thorny issues and generate new opportunities to increase the triple bottom line of people, prosperity and the planet.
Christine holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Hawaii an a Master of Counseling degree from Arizona State University.
Christine developed the Methods for Strategic Collaboration Foundations Workshop in 2003 and has been honored to deliver it to participants in Paris, Chicago, Arizona, Guadalajara, Colorado, Singapore and Wales. Clients such as Northrop Grumman, Arizona Diamondbacks Sales, American Red Cross, Motorola, City of Aspen, Colorado, La Liga de La Leche Laninamericano, The Nature Conservancy, Make-A-Wish Foundation, City of Tempe, Arizona, Mesa City Council and Girl Scout councils have worked with Christine to increase sales, create unified cultures, do strategic planning and create learning environments using Methods for Strategic Collaboration.
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