July: Appreciative Inquiry = Authentic Intelligence (07/12/18)

Please join us on Thursday July 12 at University of Dallas (Irving)*
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AI = Appreciative Inquiry = Authentic Intelligence     

What do you appreciate? We are not thinking about sex, drugs, or rock and roll. We are emphasizing the impact of appreciation. Outcomes not deemed possible are achieved when AI is used.

Positive change can occur at the speed of imagination when attention is given to uncovering and nourishing what gives “life” to living systems when they are most alive, creative, and effective.  Appreciative Inquiry focuses attention on what is working at its best. AI builds on successes and strengths but does not ignore obstacles and barriers.

We will simplify and bring alive the elements of AI that you can use regardless of your role as a change agent, manager, or OD practitioner. We appreciate you joining us!

Einstein is correct, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it. We must learn to see the world anew.” Come see your world anew! 

Speakers:  Terri A. G. Adkisson and Dr. Tom Boldrey  {see full Bio below}

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Schedule for Thursday Evening 7/12:
–  6:30  Networking / Food / Intros 
–  7:00  Announcements / Program
–  8:45  Closing and evaluation 

Meeting Location:  

University of DallasSB Hall, Serafy Special Events Room *
   Campus: 1845 East Northgate Drive,    Irving, TX 75062     (972-721-5000)

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Note:  SB Hall is on the north side the campus, near Gorman Dr. and Haggar Circle.  The SBH Serafy Special Events room is on the first floor (use any door).

Parking:  Lot Q, along Dominican Lane (just northeast of the building), or Lot L (to the southwest) is larger.

Cost:   No charge for members ($60/year).  $10 for guests.

Speaker Bios:  Terri A. G. Adkisson and Dr. Tom Boldrey

Terri Adkisson sees things that aren’t there yet, but should be. She combines a deep knowledge of business strategy, operations, and market development to help clients become more effective and profitable in less time.  Her clients have ranged from high-tech startups to a $2 Billion public agency that develops Arctic infrastructure. She assesses risks and opportunities and offers options where geographic, logistical, financial, and human capital constraints affect both public and private sectors. Her work has included projects as far away as Russia, Switzerland, and the Red Dog Mine in Alaska.

Ms. Adkisson is Chief Catalyst of Terri A.G. Adkisson Consulting and is currently serving as Interim COO for one of her clients.  Terri holds an MBA from UT Austin and a BBA in MIS from the University of Oklahoma.  She is a graduate of Leadership Dallas and served on the Board of Directors for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) for 8 years.

Dr. Tom Boldrey leads QualityWorks Consulting and is known for developing leaders at all levels of organizations based on creating the core capacities of self-leadership. He is highly regarded for designing and delivering on-going workplace academies tailored to each organization’s culture in ways that create strong bench strength. Tom is a graduate of the 1979 University Associates HRD-OD program and has served on its faculty.

Dr. Boldrey holds advanced certifications in HBDI® and Whole Brain® Thinking, MBTI® and Psychological Type®, Strength Deployment Inventory (SDIÒ), and FIRO-B®. He is ICF certified as an Integral Coach. He has long term clients in healthcare, banking, manufacturing, and non-profit organizations. Dr. Boldrey is Professor Emeritus, College of Business and Applied Sciences at Eastern Illinois University. Invite him for a glass of wine or ask him about horsing around at Dallas EQUEST.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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