Dr Chris Jenkin (AUT) discusses the benefits and growth that come from approaching team-building from an Appreciative Inquiry perspective. The discussion includes how this approach can be used to engage with and resolve challenging issues as well as to create action plans and strengthen team dynamics.
To help you navigate the webinar easily, there is a list of the key topics covered in the session below, including the time each was discussed. The key ideas discussed in this webinar are also shared in a short insight article.
Topics discussed in this webinar
Times shown in minutes and seconds from the start of the video
|2.36||What is Appreciative Inquiry?|
|3.45||Contexts and uses for Appreciative Inquiry|
|8.20||Strengthening teams with Appreciative Inquiry|
|10.02||The role of leadership in Appreciative Inquiry|
|11.45||How to get started with Appreciative Inquiry|
|13.15||Appreciative Inquiry vs action research|
|15.48||Using Appreciative Inquiry for Professional Development and growth|
|17.38||Unpacking the values of team members|
|19.00||Motivating team members|
|25.45||Formulating a question for inquiry|
|27.05||Size of group|
|28.15||Difficulties with teamwork|
|32.35||Difficulties with conflicting values|
|36.36||Reviewing philosophy with Appreciative Inquiry|
|35.07||Difficulties with resistance|
Questions for exploring the key ideas from this webinar
How familiar are you with the strengths and values of your colleagues in your teaching team?
How might you show appreciation of each other’s strengths and talents in your daily practices?
In what ways might you use Appreciative Inquiry for key processes in your early childhood setting? How might Appreciative Inquiry transform staff meetings, for example?
What areas of practice might you consider as a focus for Appreciative Inquiry?
Hammond, S. (1998). The thin book of appreciative inquiry (2nd ed.). Thin Book Publishing Company.
Jenkin, C. (2020). Appreciative inquiry mentoring to implement the early childhood bicultural curriculum. In M. Gasper & R. Walker (Eds.) Mentoring and coaching in early childhood education (pp. 115-124). Bloomsbury Academic.
McNamee, S. (2003). Appreciative evaluation within a conflicted educational context. New Directions for Evaluation, 100(Winter), 23-40.
Whitney, D., & Trosten-Bloom, A. (2003). The power of appreciative inquiry: A practical guide to positive change. Barrett-Koehler Publishing Inc. Oaks: Sage Publications Inc.