Using Appreciative Inquiry and Gallup Strengths® to Drive Organizational Change

November 2020
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The self-image and internal functioning of a university student-serving department with a twenty-year history of conflict was shifted using a combination of Appreciative Inquiry and Gallup Strengths.® The resultant higher functioning, more transparent leadership team combined with a more accurate understanding of how the department was viewed by stakeholders was transformative.


Author: Deborah Orlowski

Deborah Orlowski, PhD, is founder of Dahlia Keynotes and Workshops, and Intercultural Link. She holds a BA in sociology from the University of Michigan, an MPA from Eastern Michigan University and a PhD from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Deborah’s passion is connecting people with one another across cultural differences.


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