A Social Justice Organisation Remembers Their Resilience

November 2020
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This article highlights the process and key insights of a social justice organisation’s appreciative inquiry into their resilience. Diversity, equity and inclusion principles are central to the Spaciousness theory of change and the Appreciative Leadership Lotus Model used by facilitators to create the space for staff and board to remember their collective resilience. The article reflects on the appreciative resilience of a diverse group of people piloting new technology and translation functionalities.


Author: Tanya Cruz Teller

Tanya is a strengths-based OD practitioner committed to a building a more diverse, equitable and inclusive world through thriving organizations. She has harnessed her many years of combining participatory convening, coaching and culture work with technology to engage and build inclusive processes for stakeholders online.


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Author: Marlene Ogawa

Marlene Ogawa works on collaboration-building principles of inclusive relational leadership and connectedness. Marlene strategically holds space using methodologies like Appreciative Inquiry and diversity, equity and inclusion, and transformative processes, towards activating and building individual agency towards collective systemic social change.


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