In our last GRW post, we said we’d provide more information about what to expect from the May 21/22 Group Relations Workshop (GRW) and “Appreciative Inquiry”. Since the GRW will be highly interactive, a critical factor in its success will be how many people attend (and participate). We hope this post will encourage you to join us!
We will be using the “Appreciative Inquiry” (“AI”) process. Our facilitators are designing a workshop aimed at creating strong unity within our diversity, a forward-looking plan and a direction that we all can be inspired by. The “AI” process is designed to be a truly uplifting experience for the participants, while creating an inspiring direction for UUCC.
The Appreciative Inquiry process will lead us through a series of “appreciative” questions in one on one and small group break-outs. The themes from the break-outs will be shared with successively larger groups until the main themes are coalesced and shared with all attendees.
The questions will lead us through four stages. The first half day will be about Discovery and Envisioning. The second half day will be Co-Constructing and Innovating. (Also sometimes called Discover, Dream, Design, and Deploy).
While we recognize that dedicating two (2) half-days to this is quite a commitment, we believe it is important for the future of UUCC, and will be well worth everyone’s investment.
We plan to open registration next week, so mark your calendars now!
In the meantime, if you have any questions or suggestions, please contact email@example.com.