Building Flourishing Societies Together: Elevating, Aligning and Reflecting our Best to Create a Prosperous World for All

DAY THREE Programme

Theme: Reflecting Strengths into the World

Date: Thursday 9 July

  Workshops
  Inspirational Stories
  Experience Based Research Papers

 

7:30 am - 8:30 am

BEING AI in ARTS CENTRE THEATRE

Again convened by Sophie Vrolijk, this session will bring us together to share and learn from one another how we experience and foster the essence of Appreciative Inquiry in our lives. Don't miss this final opportunity at the conference to immerse yourself in the power and joy of "Being AI".

Offer a favourite method you'd like to share in one of these morning sessions.

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9:00 am - 10:30 am

PLENARY: INTEGRATIVE WISDOM CIRCLE in ARTS CENTRE THEATRE

Moving into the third and final day of Appreciative Conferencing, our focus becomes larger and wider. Today we will be exploring together how we work to reflect our strengths into the wider community to make a diffrence in the world, and how we can co-create more 'positive institutions' that exemplify humanity's highest aspirations for a thriving future. We will hear from several presenters:

Johann Roux will share a story about the transformation AI has produced in a South African mining context. 
Louise van Rhyn will tell us about "Partners for Possibility" and how business leaders & school principals are igniting radical change in South African Schools.
Lyell Clarke will explain how he re-focused Clarke Companies on a sustainability platform, showing the undeniable power small to medium size businesses can have on people, business and community.
David CooperriderLindsey Godwin and Joe Kane will launch the Nobel-level "Flourish Prizes" for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, a global learning experience, and invite you to join them on this exciting journey. 

10:30 am - 11:00 am

NETWORKING BREAK in LARTS CENTRE THEATRE FOYER

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

PRESENTER COUNTRY TITLE LOCATION
Jeanie Cockell
Joan McArthur-Blair
CANADA Critical Appreciative Inquiry - Social Justice and Appreciative Inquiry Library Tutor Venue 1
Harish Raichandani
INDIA Overcoming Challenges - a Shifting Paradigm Library Tutor Venue 2

Jacqueline Stavros
Marjorie Schiller
Alexandra Stavros
Shira Levy
Sarah Schiller
Maxwell Schiller

UNITED STATES Intergenerational Appreciative Inquiry: Flourishing Conversations Library Research Commons 1
Sreesha Mysore
Sudatta Naik
INDIA Vistarah - practice for consciousness expansion and energy awakening Lawn next to the fountain
An Dreesen BELGIUM Maps as a tool for AI-inspired meetings in urban planning and housing Arts Centre Theatre

Graham Du Plessis
Carolina Saccaggi
Tharina Guse

SOUTH AFRICA Phronesis and academic psychology: A case in gratitude Arts Centre Theatre
Angela Blanchard UNITED STATES You Can't Build on Broken: Change Begins with the First New Question Arts Centre Theatre
Jan De Winter BELGIUM Initiating enterprise transformation using appreciative inquiry Madibeng Conference Room C
Hanna Nel SOUTH AFRICA The Effect of Asset-Based Community Development in a South African Context Madibeng Conference Room C
Hardik Shah INDIA Tussle to Trust: Developing an 'Appreciative Climate' for a Hydro Power Organization  Madibeng Conference Room D
Justine Lutterodt UNITED KINGDOM Mindful Exclusion - the Key to Effective Inclusion Madibeng Conference Room D

Johann Roux
Dirk Kotze
 & ITD Team
1. Elonya Niehaus &
Estelle Esterhuizen

2. Thérèse Hulme
3. Nicki Spies
Plus:
Brigitte Grobler
Ronelle le Roux

SOUTH AFRICA 1. 'Mining' Strengths in Building a Respectful Culture At A Mining Organisation
2. 'Refining' Strengths in Building a Respectful Culture at a Mining Organisation
3. Despatching Strengths into the World in Building a Respectful Culture at a Mining Organisation
Council Chamber

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

LUNCH in LIBRARY LEVEL 6 AUDITORIUM

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

PRESENTER COUNTRY TITLE LOCATION
Cathy Royal
Grace Walfall
UNITED STATES Creating a Path Forward for Inclusive Communities Through Appreciative Inquiry Library Tutor Venue 1
Marlies Grindlay
Mark Dodsworth
SOUTH AFRICA Full Sense Design Thinking Workshop Library Research Commons 1
David Cooperrider
Joe Kane

Lindsey Godwin
UNITED STATES Global 'FLOURISH' Prizes for Business as an Agent of World Benefit Library Research Commons 2
Sushma Sharma
Deepa Chandersekhar
INDIA Blossoming Lives: A Worker Empowerment Story Arts Centre Theatre
Nicki Spies  SOUTH AFRICA Appreciative curiosity as vehicle to new intra and inter gender relations Arts Centre Theatre
Neena Verma
Ram Ramanathan

Pranav S Ramanathan

INDIA &
UNITED STATES

Mindless Journey to Creating the Future Council Chamber
Suzanne Quinney
Tim Slack
UNITED KINGDOM Organisational development, Appreciative Inquiry and the development of Psychologically Informed Environments (PIEs)  Council Chamber

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

PLENARY in ARTS CENTRE THEATRE AND NETWORKING BREAK
A conversation with Ken Gergen (via Skype) in the Arts Centre Theatre and the opportunity for a networking break before the 4:30pm sessions

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

SPECIAL SESSION ABOUT THE NEXT WAIC in ARTS CENTRE THEATRE
A special session in the Arts Centre Theatre about the next WAIC.
Please join us at the beginning of our planning journey for the next global AI gathering!

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

PRESENTER COUNTRY TITLE LOCATION
Yabome Gilpin-Jackson
Chené Swart
CANADA
SOUTH AFRICA
Moving from Presenting Problems to Affirmative AI Journeys that create a Prospering World Library Tutor Venue 1
Willem-Jan De Gast
Saskia Van Grinsven
Petra Van Leeuwen
NETHERLANDS Cocreating Social Innovation Library Research Commons 2
Heike Aiello NETHERLANDS A practical application of appreciative leadership in 5 steps Library Research Commons 1
Griet Bouwen
Marianne Schapmans
BELGIUM Ongoing stream of AI-based generative news supports and elevates the strength of a large social-tourism network in Belgium Arts Centre Theatre
Thérèse Hulme SOUTH AFRICA 'What are you bringing in?': Witnessing and weaving inspirational local stories in a coaching context at a South African mine Arts Centre Theatre
Laine Goldman UNITED STATES Appreciative Reflection:  A Wide-Angle Lens for Changing Perception Council Chamber
Harish Raichandani INDIA The little big things that transformed a school and community Council Chamber
Dirk Geldenhuys SOUTH AFRICA Validating Appreciative Inquiry form an Applied Neuro-Scientific perspective Council Chamber

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

BREAK: NO FORMAL ARRANGEMENTS

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

CULTURAL EVENING at MOYO MELROSE ARCH

 An opportunity to share a communal meal and convivial conversation with your fellow conference participants in a local restaurant.

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