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Away days that work

Approaching away days from a different perspective I thought it was worth sharing a recent experience working with a local organisation, demonstrating a different focus on changing team working culture and workplace change… Appreciating People was commissioned to work with a city-wide business support service to facilitate a process to encourage team working and identify

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Appreciative journaling at Metal

AP hosted an appreciative journaling workshop last month as part of the In Other Words festival, Liverpool’s festival of books and writing. Community arts organisation Metal, our home for the evening, is a surprising venue, situated on the platform at Edge Hill Station (the world’s oldest passenger station) but a great place for creative introspection.

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Imagine Anfield Flourishing: sustainable community development

A people plan for one of the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods in the UK Last week, another foundation stone was laid in Imagine Anfield Flourishing, a people plan project. The first 20 residents on the scheme received their Appreciative Inquiry course certificates, alongside the launch of the ABCC (Anfield Breckfield Community Corner) digital inclusion project. Residents

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SOAR, don’t SWOT

A couple of years ago I was contracted to support a fledgling social enterprise (a ‘not for profit’ company) to plan a strategy and transfer from grant dependency to income generation. As part of the scoping element, I read the SWOT analysis which had been prepared six months earlier by a group of management consultants,

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