Positive Transformation of Government



1 Positive Transformation of Government

4 About our Contributors

6 Incorporating a Positive Approach to Accelerate Constructive Change in a US Government Regulatory Agency

10 Appreciative Inquiry and Natural Resource Management in Rocky Mountain National Park

13 Values shared by Community Response Teams: Improving Our Nation’s Emergency Preparedness

16 Strategic Planning and Team Building: NASA’s Experience

20 Appreciative Program Design: A Mentoring Project to Develop Canadian R & D Leaders

24 The U.S. National Intelligence Community: Lessons in Leading and Fostering Empowered and Collaborative Workplaces

28 Innovation in Leadership Development within the Dutch Government

32 An Experiment for Organizational Change at US EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD)


Author: Jen Silbert 

Jen has an unshakable belief that every person is worthy of learning, working, and earning to their full potential. She’s a master connector, group facilitator, trainer, leadership coach and keynote gifted for engaging diverse audiences and creating the space for conversations that matter.

Contact: jhsilbert@spartinaconsulting.com

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Author: Loretta Randolph

Loretta Randolph is a Principal Organizational Effectiveness Consultant, MITRE Corporation. She has worked internally and externally as an AI practitioner for more than 20 years at all levels of public and private sector organizations in the U.S. and 10 countries abroad. E: lorettarand@aol.com

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Author: G. Lee Salmon

G. Lee Salmon is an executive consultant formerly with the Environmental Protection Agency. As a manager, scientist and certified executive coach, he supports government executives in scientific and engineering organizations faced with complex organizational change. He also has extensive experience in change management, diversity and leadership and organizational development.

E: lee.salmon@ots.treas.gov

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