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Thriving in Challenging Times with Appreciative Inquiry

  • Tuesday, January 12, 2016
  • 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Doubletree Lloyd Center, 1000 NE Multnomah St, Portland, OR 97232


  • For people who wish to attend the meeting remotely, via a Zoom Room. Includes CCEUs. You'll receive the Zoom link shortly before the meeting starts. NOT convertible into an in-person ticket.

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Thriving in Challenging Times with Appreciative Inquiry

Approved for 1.5 Core Competency CCEUs

Now more than ever the world is calling for positive change. As coaches, we help clients create new stories and live into those stories. We can help clients make a shift from “problem solving” based on blaming and fixing to “solution finding” which is based on inspiring and creating. This strength-based approach focuses on possibility thinking and helps our clients move into their highest aliveness. Appreciative Inquiry, a strength-based methodology and philosophy re-ignites a sense of possibility by discovering the positive core in individuals and organizations and uses these discoveries to imagine a different future.

In this workshop you will learn about how Appreciative Inquiry works and the underlying principles but most importantly you will experience it and leave with tools and techniques you can use immediately.

Come join us for a highly engaging, interactive and fun time!

Presenter: Deborah Maher, President, DFM Consulting

Deborah Maher is an ICF ACC coach who specializes in leadership coaching for organizations that want to create a learning leader environment to accentuate the best their staff has to offer. She designs and facilitates highly engaging and outcome oriented strategic planning processes and large and small scale meetings based on the methodology and philosophy of Appreciative Inquiry. She is a certified Appreciative Inquiry practitioner from Case Western University, holds a PMP (project management professional) certification, an MBA and a Masters in Public Administration. She has worked with a wide range of federal agencies, community-based organizations, and local and state governments providing positive organizational change activities complimented by leadership coaching. Her brand of coaching is called Learning Leader Coaching -- supported by Appreciative Inquiry principles.

Event Schedule

5:45pm – 6:00pm Registration and Doors Open

6:00pm – 6:30pm Registration and Connecting

6:30pm – 8:30pm Main Program

8:30pm – 8:45pm Connecting


$20 if you pre-register; or $25 at the door. (Meeting Pass Holders are free if pre-registered; or $5 at the door.)

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