Owning Our Story of Resilience

November 2020
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ABSTRACT

Appreciative Inquiry and its ability to make a positive difference during disruptive times provides specific strategies for how people and systems can use it as they transition through the pandemic and systemic unrest. In this article, two practitioners exchange letters sharing their perspectives and how they work to sustain their resilience during these extraordinary events, while striving to support others.

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Author: Denise Henning

(Cherokee name: Ani Yun Wiya/Choctaw)

Dr. Denise Henning, with a twenty-five year career in higher education in the USA and Canada, has served as president, vice president–academic and professor. She is director of the UNCW/3C Collaborative and professor in the Higher Education Graduate Program, University of North Carolina, Wilmington.’

Contact: henningd@uncw.edu

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Author: Amy J. Armstrong

Dr. Amy J. Armstrong is chair and associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is also associate dean of faculty development in the College of Health Professions. Amy facilitates trainings in resilience and community re-integration of veterans, positive psychology and appreciative leadership.

Contact: ajarmstr@vcu.edu

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