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

DAY TWO Programme

Theme: Aligning and Magnifying Strengths

Date: Wednesday 8 July

  Workshops
  Inspirational Stories
  Experience Based Research Papers

7:00 am

REGISTRATION OPENS IN ARTS CENTRE THEATRE FOYER

7:30 am - 8:30 am

BEING AI in ARTS CENTRE THEATRE

Another energising and inspiring session to begin the day! Sophie Vrolijk will host the session and once again this is a wonderful opportunity for you to share with and learn from your fellow delegates the rich diversity of ways in which we all incorporate the spirit and principles of Appreciative Inquiry in our work and daily lives.

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

In this session, we will hear from four presenters who will help to set the theme and context for today's day's sessions: Aligning and Magnifying Strengths.
Ronald Rwankangi will talk about his work with prison populations in Uganda.
Chris Mulenga will share his experience with street kids in Zambia. 
RC Lamichhane will focus on the work of Imagine Nepal and building a sustainable peace in his country.
Pieter van der Merwe will share a thrilling story of the transformation that an AI-driven process achieved for a large South African corporation.

10:30 am - 11:00 am

NETWORKING BREAK in ARTS CENTRE THEATRE FOYER

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

PRESENTER(S) COUNTRY TITLE LOCATION
Jan De Winter BELGIUM Re-engineering the design phase of appreciative inquiry Library Tutor Venue 1
Sreesha Mysore
Ram Ramanathan

Pranav S Ramanathan

INDIA &
UNITED STATES

Alignment of Individuals, Team and Organization Library Tutor Venue 1
Claire Fialkov
David Haddad
Nelly Ndirangu
James Karanja Kamau
UNITED STATES & KENYA Tukae Tusemsane - Lets Sit Down and Reason Together: Enlivening Strengths and Community  Library Research Commons 1
Neena Verma INDIA U-CARE … U - Coaching Appreciatively for Restoration & Emergence Library Boardroom
Johann Roux
Dirk Kotze
 SOUTH AFRICA Generative Questions to Enable Appreciative Curiosity Library Research Commons 2
Luc Verheijen BELGIUM The future of education: school as attractive place to learn and work in 2030 Arts Centre Auditorium
Roopa Nandi INDIA Crystal India Foundation - Touching and Transforming Lives Arts Centre Auditorium

Chené Swart
Yabome Gilpin-Jackson

SOUTH AFRICA
CANADA
Dialogic Organization Development as a Practice to Co-create Flourishing Appreciative Inquiry Communities Madibeng Conference Room C
Sandhya Johnson
UNITED STATES Adoption of AI by Indian OD Practitioners: Does Culture Matter? Madibeng Conference Room C
Linda Robson UNITED STATES When Flourishing Systems Speak: The Language of Connectedness, Momentum, Positivity, and Love in Sustainability Programs Council Chamber
Freddie Crous
Dirk Geldenhuys
SOUTH AFRICA Appreciative Inquiry for Research and Teaching Council Chamber

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

POSTER SESSION AND LUNCH in LIBRARY LEVEL 6 AUDITORIUM

Poster Presentations: Poster presenters will be available to discuss their presentations and answer any questions participants may have.
Posters will be on display (most of them for the duration of the conference) in the Library Auditorium on the 6th Floor of the conference venue.  

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

PRESENTER(S) COUNTRY TITLE LOCATION
Angela Blanchard UNITED STATES You Can't Build on Broken: Change Begins with the First New Question Library Tutor Venue 1
Sushma Sharma
Deepa Chandersekhar
INDIA Co-creating space for mutual Discovery: New ways of Diagnosing Organizations Library Tutor Venue 2
Justine Lutterodt UNITED KINGDOM The Challenges of Changemaking The Transformative Role Of AI
Mark Dodsworth
Astrid Provence
SOUTH AFRICA dance4life Experience Library Research Commons 1
Enrique Zaldivar MEXICO Cultural Capacity & Leadership From the Heart Library Research Commons 2
Marcel Van Marrewijk
Cees Hoogendijk
NETHERLANDS  AI and Organizational development Arts Centre Theatre
Amaechi Nduka-Agwu SOUTH AFRICA Finding Wholeheartedness in Adversity. Using AI to create an empowering experience in workers undergoing retrenchment Arts Centre Theatre
Philip Maxton SOUTH AFRICA Towards a theory of employee transition under appreciative inquiry Council Chamber
Arivhadivhi Joshua Netshipale SOUTH AFRICA Using Appreciative Inquiry (AI) as an organizational development/ strengthening process at Reipotile protection Services for Children (RPSC) (South Africa) Council Chamber
Neena Verma INDIA SIGMA - 7i Generative Mandala Madibeng Conference Room C

Charlotte Crisp
Freddie Crous

SOUTH AFRICA Appreciative leadership in relation to work engagement Council Chamber
Pieter van der Merwe SOUTH AFRICA D4 Convergence Model - an Establishment and Adaptation Framework (E&A) for Executive & Specialist Processing Spaces in Individual & Organisational Contexts Madibeng Conference Room C

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

NETWORKING BREAK in ARTS CENTRE THEATRE FOYER

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

PRESENTER(S) COUNTRY TITLE LOCAION
Claudia Gross EGYPT Creating a life-affirming vocabulary - the example of SpeakGreen Library Tutor Venue 1
Mille Themsen Duvander DENMARK Co-creating research - How do you grow as a positive change practitioner? Library Tutor Venue 2
Marieke Van Maanen NETHERLANDS Appreciative methods for teams Library Research Commons 1
Geof Cox
Joep C. de Jong
UNITED KINGDOM
& NETHERLANDS
Achieving Positive Results in Matrix and Project Organisations Library Research Commons 2

Jean-Louis Bisimwa
Luc Vierendeels

BELGIUM 'AI' knowledge aligned the organizational capability efforts Arts Centre Theatre
Neena Verma
Ram Ramanathan

Pranav S Ramanathan
INDIA &
UNITED STATES
Creating Barefoot Rural Community Leadership Council Chamber
Sarah Lewis UNITED KINGDOM The transforming power of hope in a hopeless situation Council Chamber
Marcel van Marrewijk
Cees Hoogendijk
NETHERLANDS Sharing our Dutch Experience with an extended AI Action Learning Program - is it transferable? Madibeng Conference Room C

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

BREAK: NO FORMAL GATHERING

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

OPEN SESSION in ARTS CENTRE THEATRE or SOPHIATOWN RESIDENCY HALL

This session will have two options for conference attendees:

1) Watch a film, Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa, shown in the Arts Centre Auditorium on campus at the University of Johannesburg

2) Join an informal gathering in the main common room at the SophiaTown Residency Hall. Sip your hot beverage of choice - tea, coffee or delicious hot chocolate - and join your fellow delegates for meaningful conversation on additional topics about which you - and they - are curious and passionate!