5 Live like it’s heaven on earth! William Purkey
6 Welcome to Invitational Education at Lenoir Community College
7 You Are Invited… To explore the theories that unlock human potential and human goodness To add your skill, knowledge, and energy to an effort to improve human relations To join with others in a celebration of helping relationships
8 The Perceptual Tradition Human behavior is the product of the unique ways that individuals view the world Consciousness is at the center of personality People are not influenced by events as much as they are by their personal perception of those events
9 Self-Concept Theory Who am I? How do I fit in the world? How well do I treat others? How well do others treat me? How well do I treat myself? You actions are a reflection of you as a person!
10 Human interaction that emphasizes respect and dignity in every encounter as the primary strategy for achieving educational goals What Is Invitational Education?
11 What Is the Mission of Invitational Education? To enhance lifelong learning To promote positive change in organizations To cultivate the personal and professional growth and satisfaction of educators and professionals To enrich the lives of human beings personally and professionally.
12 Four Elements of Invitational Theory Respect Intentionality Optimism Trust
13 Respect People are able, valuable, and responsible People should be treated with mutual respect and shared responsibility and power
14 Intentionality An invitation is an intentional behavior designed to make our contact with others helpful.
15 Optimism Belief that people possess untapped potential and goodness
16 Trust Education should be a cooperative, collaborative activity in which we depend on each other
17 Human potential can best be realized by... Places, policies, programs, and processes that are specifically designed to invite development People who are intentionally inviting with themselves and others, personally and professionally.
18 The Five P’s of Invitational Education People Places Policies Processes Programs
23 Programs Service Learning Community Outreach Instructional Excellence Wellness Focus Counseling/Tutoring Enrichment Opportunities
24 Being Invitational Means... Being personally inviting with one’s self
25 Being Invitational Means... Being personally inviting with others
26 Being Invitational Means Being professionally inviting with one’s self
27 Being Invitational Means... Being professionally inviting with others
28 Two Types of Stances Intentionally Disinviting A negative and toxic attitude designed to demean, defeat, dishearten Intentionally Inviting Seeking consistently to enact the principles of IE, helping with respect
29 Orange Cards “Cold Pricklies” Attempts to hurt Lack of feeling for others
30 Blue Cards To help, heal, nurtureTo help, heal, nurture Kindness as a deliberate actKindness as a deliberate act Thinking about the welfare of othersThinking about the welfare of others
31 Invitational Education at Lenoir Community College