The Appreciative Way
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Appreciative Way in this fast
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Practical Appreciative Inquiry based strategies to effectively resolve grief and resentment.
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- A shift in consciousness that leads to higher order change
- Is often called "enlightenment," "awakening," or
"being born again"
- Results in news of being and doing in the world
- Increases love, freedom, and competence.
There are two ways that people learn:
Linear Incremental Learning in which people learn skills and abilities by building stepwise on previously learned skills. However while learning new skills what does not change in this type of learning is the person.
Transformational Learning occurs when the person changes their view of themselves and the world in which they live. They may not learn a new skill but they will learn to offer their skills in more effective and efficient ways. Spiritually this type of transformational learning is called, enlightenment, conversion or being born again.
Skill and competency development is often a linear incremental process that is common in many forms of coaching. As people develop their skills they incrementally learn new techniques and competencies to improve their performance. For example, a Preacher may be trained in a variety of competencies to improve their preaching.
Transformational learning when a person experiences a leap of awareness. For example, a Pastor may discover their identity as a Preacher which transforms the power of their preaching. While their preaching skills may not change, parishioners may describe the persons preaching as having more authority and conviction.
Transformation and the Coaching Spiral
The coaching spiral can be used to understand the difference between transformational and linear learning.
When a person makes a change in one of the domains on the
coaching spiral the domains further out from the Source of Life will be transformed. Conversely when a change is made in one of the domains, the domains closer to the Source of Life are not likely to be impacted. Linear or incremental learning occurs when a person makes a change within a domain that does not impact the domains closer to the Source of Life.
Using the spiral to understand the process of transformation shows that the most powerful place to intervene is in the area of purpose and identity. Changes made in these domains will literally transform people's lives.
Transformation and the Appreciative Way
Because the Appreciative Way begins with helping people discover their core purpose, both as individuals and collectively in organizations, the appreciative process is often transformational.
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Our Certificate in Appreciative Coaching program is especially oriented toward training clergy to coach: peers, staff, and volunteers; and psychologists and counselors who are interested in coaching clergy and consulting to congregations.
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