What is an AI Summit?

Whiteboard work in preparation for The World Positive Education Accelerator + Appreciative Inquiry Summit 2018

HOW CAN WE ELEVATE SYSTEM-WIDE STRENGTHS?

The Appreciative Inquiry (AI) Summit is a strategic planning, designing, and implementation methodology that brings a whole system of 500 to 3,000 or more stakeholders together in a concentrated way to tackle a task of strategic significance.

In Positive Education, the whole system might include:

  • Students
  • Educators
  • Parents
  • Counselors
  • Local and federal government
  • Marginalized groups, businesses
  • Policy makers

"Appreciative" is about the strengths (what is good in the system?) and "Inquiry" is about the collective question.


WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE RIGHT TOOLS ARE EMPLOYED TO DO SO?

AI provides the tools and methods for system-wide strengths, for creating new combinations and concentration effects of strengths, and ultimately spreading and deploying those strengths. 

The co-creative process makes it possible for large groups of organizations and people to be effective in:

  • Making decisions
  • Designing rapid prototypes for collective action
  • Unleashing system-wide strategies for success.

An AI summit can propel years of follow-through and momentum as demonstrated by the success of AI summits held by such organizations as the United Nations Global Compact, Apple, Green Mountain Coffee, Coca Cola and the United States Navy.


WHAT WOULD WE EXPECT FROM AN AI SUMMIT ON POSITIVE EDUCATION?

The World Positive Education Accelerator & Appreciative Inquiry Summit will:

  • Transform schools into positive institutions: strengths-based; fully human; and deeply developmental organizations, that are great places to work, and can deliver on the mission of helping each child become the best version of themselves.   
  • Generate a vision for advancing positive education across diverse stakeholder groups
  • Elevate all the innovations that are already working in the fields of education and positive psychology
  • Create a model process for countries to host more focused national summits on positive education
  • Launch prototype models around the world to advance positive education in bold and innovative ways

Reserve your place at The World Positive Education Accelerator: 2nd Festival of Positive Education & Appreciative Inquiry Summit

June 25-28, 2018 | Fort Worth Convention Center | Texas

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