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Lindsey Godwin – alongside her wonderful team at the Cooperrider Centre – announced a theme of Thriving Together for a three-day online AI Jam. It was designed to gather even more voices around the world and further co-create new ways for bringing AI into the challenges of our times.

We gathered for three days from April 21 – 23 – a tremendous example of thriving together online. 

We began with a session from the wonderful Transformation Catalyst, Michele Hunt, author of DreamMakers: Innovating for the Greater Good  on ‘exploring love as the core leadership value and organising principle for business and society’.

“Love is not primarily a relationship to a specific person, but an attitude, an orientation of character that determines the relatedness of a person to the world as a whole.” 

(Eric Fromm, in the endnotes of Joe Jaworski’s Synchronicity). 

Keith Storace also shared one of his beautiful poems.

We were delighted to be part of a dialogue panel of thought catalysts on the first day of the AI Jam – called Dynamic Dialogues with Global AI Practitioners: Tojo Thatchenkery, David Shaked and Suzanne Quinney, facilitated by Ron Fry.

You can enjoy these highlights of Thriving Together: A Global Virtual AI Jam on YouTube.

“Hope is a verb with its sleeves rolled up” – David Cooperrider 

In other news…

We presented at a lunchtime Free Brown Bag Talk in Hawaii, hosted by Hawaii Mediation.  You can also watch the highlights from our talk – Appreciative Inquiry: Learning from Excellence on YouTube.   

And one of our participants on the current AI module two programme we’re running with Aqua developed and shared these beautiful SOAR diagrams. You can head to our resources page to download and use them…

We also have several events coming up in June: 

June 9: An Appreciative Space is a creative online space for appreciative inquiry practitioners to share stories of their work with churches. Sign up here… 

June 21: Join The Q community’s ‘Learning from Excellence’ group on Zoom, called How to use Appreciative Inquiry to turn ‘excellence’ feedback into improvement. You can sign up for that one here…

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