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World Conference Seeks to Expand Appreciative Inquiry Conversation

For AI to survive long-term, we must explain it’s not only about studying success: conference co-organizer

Listening to someone’s story of struggle and sorrow, and sharing tears is “very much Appreciative Inquiry (AI),” says Philippe Belien. That could be a radical notion to those who know anything of AI, but that’s the sort of idea Philippe and fellow organizers of the upcoming World AI Conference would like to see explored further.

Co-op Launch Events ‘Just the Beginning’

Alberta community coming together to raise awareness

CALGARY - The Jan. 12 International Year of Co-operatives launch events in Alberta were “truly a co-operative function” and a springboard for more to come, said Michele Aasgard.

Strengths of Co-op Model Highlighted at IYC Launch

Speakers share how co-operatives strengthen communities

CALGARY – During the Jan. 12 launch of the International Year of Co-operatives (IYC), speakers at the Calgary Farmers’ Market shared strengths and hopes for the sector during this year.

‘This is the Moment to be Proud about Being a Co-operative’

Canada celebrates launch of UN-declared International Year of Co-operatives

CALGARY - With more than 9,000 co-operatives in Canada, 155,000-plus employees and $370 billion in assets, the country had a lot to celebrate yesterday as it officially launched the United Nations-declared International Year of Co-operatives.

Even on Reality Show, The Dwyer Group CEO Champions Values, Faith

Dina Dwyer-Owens hopes to see dream of touching millions jump forward with Undercover Boss cameo

Dina Dwyer-Owens chokes up as she talks about her life mission and the opportunity she sees for moving that forward through her engagement on the show Undercover Boss this month.

Alberta Celebrates International Year of Co-operatives Launch

Increased awareness, highlighting sector’s strengths among hopes for 2012

CALGARY – Ten sites in Alberta are hosting launch events Jan. 12 to celebrate the Canadian launch of the International Year of Co-operatives.

International Year of Co-operatives Launching Across Canada

National and regional events taking place Jan. 12

Co-operative and credit union members across Canada are holding events to officially launch the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives Thursday, Jan. 12.

Challenge Encourages Youth to Create a Co-op

Canadians 25 or younger have chance to win $5,000

The Ontario Co-operative Association is calling all Canadians 25 years of age and younger to create a two-minute video with their new co-operative business ideas for the All 4 Each Create-A-Co-op Challenge.

Improbable Pairs Vital to Strengths Network Success

To scale up AI effects, more ‘uncommon combinations’ imperative: Luc Verheijen

The “improbable pairs” that are integral to the Appreciative Inquiry (AI) approach certainly drove a Belgian AI network’s success, says co-facilitator Luc Verheijen.

Being Socially Responsible Prepared Company for Fast Growth: CEO

Rhiza Labs opening new office

Web-based software company Rhiza Labs is experiencing tremendous growth, and being socially responsible has helped the company be prepared for the heightened demand, says CEO Josh Knauer.


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