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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162162
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Appreciative Inquiry: An Approach to Change in an Academic Nursing Unit
Author(s):
Young, Lynne; McIntyre
Author Details:
Lynne Young, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, email: leyoung@uvic.ca; McIntyre
Abstract:
CASN Nursing Academic Leadership Conference: Appreciate Inquiry is an action research approach developed as a counterpoint to problematizing work in organizational settings. As a mode of inquiry, it is designed to affirm contributions while providing opportunities to surface reified and/or taken-for granted patterns toward generating innovation. In our academic unit, we became aware of the need to re-envision the work of the Evaluation Committee in discussion with our newly-hired Director. How could we honour the work of the existing committee while envisioning change? Appreciative Inquiry offered us a method for engaging in inquiry to inform change in a way that was simultaneously an intervention designed to celebrate the many successes of committee members. We convened the committee and asked members to reflect, in groups of 2 and 3, on the question: "What strikes you as the most satisfying aspect of your work with this committee and its most outstanding accomplishments to date?" By framing this change process with a focus on strengths and capacities, we located our re-envisioning exercise in a discussion about, and celebration of, the meaningful work of committee members toward nurturing the "human spirit" while simultaneously gaining clarity about the most salient aspects of the work of the committee.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2008
Conference Name:
CASN Nursing Academic Leadership Conference
Conference Host:
Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
Conference Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Description:
Conference theme: Nursing Academic Leadership in Action; Strategies for Success, 8 - 11 May, 2008. Held at the Hilton Downtown, Toronto.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAppreciative Inquiry: An Approach to Change in an Academic Nursing Uniten_GB
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Lynneen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcIntyreen_US
dc.author.detailsLynne Young, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, email: leyoung@uvic.ca; McIntyreen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162162-
dc.description.abstractCASN Nursing Academic Leadership Conference: Appreciate Inquiry is an action research approach developed as a counterpoint to problematizing work in organizational settings. As a mode of inquiry, it is designed to affirm contributions while providing opportunities to surface reified and/or taken-for granted patterns toward generating innovation. In our academic unit, we became aware of the need to re-envision the work of the Evaluation Committee in discussion with our newly-hired Director. How could we honour the work of the existing committee while envisioning change? Appreciative Inquiry offered us a method for engaging in inquiry to inform change in a way that was simultaneously an intervention designed to celebrate the many successes of committee members. We convened the committee and asked members to reflect, in groups of 2 and 3, on the question: "What strikes you as the most satisfying aspect of your work with this committee and its most outstanding accomplishments to date?" By framing this change process with a focus on strengths and capacities, we located our re-envisioning exercise in a discussion about, and celebration of, the meaningful work of committee members toward nurturing the "human spirit" while simultaneously gaining clarity about the most salient aspects of the work of the committee.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T09:58:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T09:58:02Z-
dc.conference.date2008-
dc.conference.nameCASN Nursing Academic Leadership Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostCanadian Association of Schools of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.locationToronto, Ontario, Canadaen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Nursing Academic Leadership in Action; Strategies for Success, 8 - 11 May, 2008. Held at the Hilton Downtown, Toronto.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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