Methods for Strategic Collaboration: Blending Appreciati ve Inquiry, World Cafe, Open Space Technology & Pola rity Management ™

Christine Whitney Sanchez milagro27 at
Sun May 6 23:03:16 PDT 2007

Dear Open Space Friends,  

I would appreciate you passing the attached flyer along to anyone you know
(including you!) who might be interested in a workshop that teaches a blend
of Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space Technology, World Cafe and Polarity
Management™.  Within   the framework of Appreciative Inquiry as the change
model, this workshop teaches AI interviews for the Discovery Phase, World
Cafe for the Dream Phase, OST for the Design Phase, and Polarity Management™
and local project design for the Destiny Phase.

If you didn't receive the attachment, I'll be happy to send it to you

Warm regards,

Christine Whitney Sanchez
CWS - Collaborative Wisdom & Strategy
2717 E. Mountain Sky Avenue
Phoenix, AZ  85048-8990
480.759.0262  phone
480.282.1027  cell
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Imagine engaging groups of 5 to 2,000 in strategic conversations.  Imagine
relaxing in Colorado Mountain breezes in August of 2007 while learning four
powerful methods that are being used around the world for breakthrough
thinking, decision-making and collaborative action.

METHODS FOR STRATEGIC COLLABORATION is a unique experiential learning
workshop that provides foundational theory and practice to utilize
Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space Technology, World Café and Polarity


·         Through experiential learning, gain a working knowledge of the
principles, steps and practices of Appreciative Inquiry, World Café and Open
Space Technology. 

·         Practice Appreciate Interviews, small group learning and large
group synthesis as part of the Discovery Phase of Appreciative Inquiry.

·         Engage in a World Café as part of the Dream Phase of Appreciative

·         Participate in an Open Space Technology meeting as part of Design
Phase of Appreciative Inquiry.

·         Practice Polarity Management™ as part of the Destiny Phase of
Appreciative Inquiry.

·         Craft appreciative questions and provocative propositions in your
own language and for your environment.

·         Design a large group project to take home.

·         Participate in two follow-up coaching sessions.


The METHODS FOR STRATEGIC COLLABORATION workshop will be held at the
beautiful Sophia Retreat & Conference Center in Dolores, CO, which is 61
miles west of Durango.  This four day training will take place August 6 - 9,
2007.  For more information, please refer to the attached flyer, contact
Marcia Ranch (970) 223-0356  <mailto:marciamranch at>
marciamranch at , or feel free to contact me directly.

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