Positive Change in Health Care



1 Foreword to this Issue, by Guest Editors 3 About our contributors

5 The Appreciative Organization as a Liberating Space

9 Reaching Out — Corporate- Community Partnerships as Organizational Learning Opportunities

13 Creating a Positive Future for Nursing Using Appreciative Inquiry

19 The Transformative Power of Appreciative Conversations A case study in hospitals in South Asia

25 Accelerating Strategy Implementation at BP: “Fresh Air” From An AI Summit

29 Building the Appreciative Organization: The Positive Change Corps Case


Author: Dawn Cooperrider Dole

MSOD, M.Ed., Executive Director of the Taos Institute and Knowledge Manager of the Appreciative Inquiry Commons, has worked 28 years with youth, youth-serving organizations, not-for-profits, healthcare and schools. She leads experiential teambuilding and leadership programs, cooperative games/peaceful playground programs and appreciative parenting workshops.

E: info@taosinstitute.net

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Author: Sheila McNamee

Ph.D., is Professor of Communication at the University of New Hampshire and co-founder of the Taos Institute.  Among her published works are Relational Responsibility: Resources for Sustainable Dialogue, and The Social Construction of Organization with Dian Marie Hosking. Professor McNamee lectures and consults both nationally and internationally. E: sheila.mcnamee@unh.edu

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Author: Jane Galloway-Seiling

Jane Galloway-Seiling, Phd is a practitioner-scholar, adjunct professor, co-editor of the Taos Institute Focus Book series and author of two books including The Membership Organization. Her interest in managerial psychology, organization development, social constructionism, and organizational membership issues are based on working 20+ years inside organizations and her research. E: janeseiling@aol.com

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Author: Anne Radford

is an organisational consultant and publisher of AI Practitioner, as well as thinking partner with business leaders and other consultants. She is a member of UK AI Network, European AI Network, an Associate of Taos Institute and founder of AIC LLC in the US. anne@aradford.co.uk

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