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1 A Reflective and Strategic Guide To an Appreciative Inquiry Paul Magnus, PhD
2 The following questions are a guide for a an interactive, generative and collaborative direction-setting series of conversations. The desired outcome is that the group involved will have a sense of appreciation for what is, a sense of growing vision for what could be, readiness for identifying what should be, and a foundation for releasing what will be. Be sure to bathe the conversations in prayer and move smoothly from prayer to crucial conversations. Enjoy the journey. Appreciative Inquiry
9 Discover what you deeply value What things are passionately loved in the current context, situation and ministry you represent? What do you think God delights in most in your context?
10 Discover what you deeply value What do you passionately long for that isn’t yet a part of who you are, what you do, and what you are now trying to accomplish? What do you think God longs for most in your context?
20 Determine what should be In setting down a clear direction for the future, what primary difference should we seek to make over the next three to five years?
21 What five to seven specific, measurable, achievable targets should we seek to accomplish over the next three to five years? Determine what should be
22 What added resources will be needed for this vision to be accomplished over the next three to five years? Determine what should be
23 Given the need for a clear and compelling vision to get you energetically future- focused, what distilled statement or picture comes to mind by the way of: Key words or ideas? Compelling phrases? A powerful and engaging statement(s)? A slogan that will make the vision memorable and enduring? Determine what should be
25 Create a plan for how your initiatives will be developed and the progress tracked. This section I would complete in a conversation with a group of people (employed or volunteer) who will shape and implement the action plan. That conversation should produce answers to the questions to follow and it should be taken very seriously. Design what you will deliver
26 Design what you will deliver What initiatives will be implemented?
27 Design what you will deliver Who will the champion be for each?
28 Design what you will deliver What will the timeline be?
29 Design what you will deliver What resources will be applied?
30 Design what you will deliver Example: Strategic Goal # ___ (1, 2, 3…) Initiative: Champion(s): Needed Resources: Schedule: Outcome: