Using Appreciative Inquiry to Develop Organizational Values Rooted in Social Justice and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

November 2022
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The University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning used an Appreciative Inquiry process to develop organizational values rooted in social justice, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. The college compact ‘describes the environment the college wishes to create and the behaviors it hopes its community members will exhibit. These shared values articulate their commitments for their interactions and relationships with one another’.


Author: Joana Dos Santos

Joana (SHO-AH-NA) is a consultant and coach working at the intersection of equity and spirituality. Her work centers on creating systemic change through strategic planning, and cultural and behavioral change and uses community organizing and executive leadership experience to address root causes of oppression and trauma through AI and transpersonal psychology.


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