An Appreciative Leadership Integrated Service-Learning Praxis Framework for Positive Organisations or Institutions


The article proposes an Appreciative Leadership integrated service-learning praxis framework for positively-orientated organizations or institutions. When applied in a context of community – higher education partnerships, immersion in service-learning – Appreciative Inquiry and appreciative leadership can offer scholar-practitioners infinite engagement in experiential, reciprocal, reflective, grounded and positive learning to build more positive emotions and meaningful action to flourish positive organizations or institutions.


Author: Karen Venter

Karen Venter, head of the service-learning division within the Directorate of Community Engagement at the University of the Free State, is responsible for the institutionalisation and advancement of service-learning. Karen is currently studying towards a doctoral degree at the same institution. Her research focus lies on exploring service-learning as an inclusive and holistic strategy for the advancement of engaged scholarship.


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