To change the organization: change the conversations
Words create worlds is a quote I learned from David Cooperrider. With three words it indicates that the worlds in which we work and live are created by our stories. By the way in which we together give meaning to what we experience, and what we assume to be 'true'. It is my deep wish that people feel space to take ownership and responsibility for the story they write together.
It has become increasingly clear to me over the years that I am good at creating that space. By questioning self-evidences, by facilitating conversations that matter, by asking questions that make a new perspective possible. The moment that people can exchange the undesirable past for their desired future, creativity starts to flow.
Appreciative Inquiry is an important source of inspiration for me. The collaboration with David Cooperrider and Ron Fry of Case Western Reserve University, among others, is a privilege. We have developed the appreciative inquiry approach in partnership and translated it into the European context. It led to several publications, the organization of the World AI Conference, and learning networks on Appreciative Inquiry.
Finally, I like to combine the energy of different roles: entrepreneur, consultant, author, board member, teacher. And of course husband and father.
News & blogs
03-07-2022 / News / By Luc Verheijen, Saskia Tjepkema
Thriving togetherThe Appreciative Inquiry Jam is an annual gathering from the Cooperrider Center where AI and OD practitioners can come to revitalize their practice, hear from leading experts in the field, and meet and learn from their peers. Colleagues Luc Verheijen and Saskia Tjepkema are hosting a regional session at this upcoming event.
09-16-2021 / News / By Luc Verheijen
Developing Appreciative TeamsThe September issue of our International #appreciativeinquiry Journal is out. The topic of this AI Practitioner Journal is: Developing Appreciative Teams. Our guest editors Ignacio Pavez and Federico Varona have brought together a great team of authors who share their perspectives and stories about creating thriving teams. Especially remarkable is that this is a bilingual issue in which all theme-related articles are both available in Spanish and in English.
05-26-2021 / News / By Luc Verheijen, Saskia Tjepkema
Webinar 'Voices from the field'The AI Practitioner May "Open Issue" highlights voices new and old, with topics ranging from social justice to AI for post-pandemic recovery. To shine a light on these inspiring stories, we are hosting contributing authors to the May AIP issue in our upcoming FREE webinar on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at 11am ET.
AI Practitioner: The Open Issue May 2021
Epilogue: From Ideation Participation to Distribution of Responsibilit
Van inspiratie naar actie: de World Positive Education Accellerator
Bouwen op fundament: een waarderend-onderzoekend perspectief op leren en veranderen
Werken met plezier. De waarderende benadering: opkomst van een nieuw paradigma?
Dubbelinterview Verdonschot & Vermaak
Talent en bezieling centraal
Ontwikkelen van(uit) talent: een krachtig perspectief voor persoonlijke groei
Werken aan duurzaamheid vereist sociaal leren. Een interview met Hilary Bradbury
Vormgeven aan leren als een relationeel proces.
De rol van leiders en HRD-professionals bij systeembrede verandering. Een interview met Ron Fry.
Appreciative Inquiry: hoe onderzoeken en veranderen samen kunnen vallen. Een interview met David Cooperrider.
Vormgeven aan leren, een relationeel proces
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