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Change involves engaging with others from a different perspective, and both appreciative inquiry and non-violent commmunication can help us do this.

Appreciative inquiry  top^

Appreciative Inquiry - A Beginning

The IISD/MYRADA video, Appreciative Inquiry—A Beginning, was produced during training and fieldwork conducted in Kamasamudram, India in October 1999. The objective of the video is to provide new practitioners of appreciative inquiry a better understanding of the method's discovery, dream and design phases by hearing from development workers and community members. Twenty-nine minutes in length. Five short excerpts from the video are also available to view.
IISD website, linked 04/14
http://www.iisd.org/ai/myradavideo.htm

Appreciative Inquiry Model for Organizations

A one-page model on Appreciative Inquiry: The Philosophy, The Model, The Process.
CLI website, linked 04/14
http://www.learningconnections.org/clc/experience/conference/assetts/zantua/AI_model.pdf

Appreciative Inquiry: Asking Powerful Questions

A four-page tool for asking powerful question.
E. Vogt, J. Brown, & D. Issacs (2003.), linked 04/14
http://www.design.umn.edu/about/intranet/documents/AppreciativeInquiry-Asking%20Powerful%20Questions.pdf

Art of Powerful Questions: Catalyzing Insight, Innovation and Action

An 18-page article on fostering strategic inquiry.
Eric E. Vogt, Juanita Brown, & David Isaacs (2003), linked 04/14
http://www.sparc.bc.ca/the-art-of-powerful-questions

Definitions of Appreciative Inquiry

A collection of definitions of Appreciative Inquiry which have developed over the years.
Appreciative Inquiry Commons, linked 04/14
http://appreciativeinquiry.case.edu/intro/definition.cfm

Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry

A lengthy introduction to appreciative inquiry, including References & Further Reading.
New Paradigm website, Richard Seel, January 2008, linked 04/14
http://www.new-paradigm.co.uk/introduction_to_ai.htm

Tapping into the River of Positive Possibilities

A lengthy article on Appreciative Inquiry.
Cleveland Consulting Group website, by Herb Stevenson, linked 04/14
http://www.clevelandconsultinggroup.com/articles/appreciative-inquiry.php

What Is Appreciative Inquiry?

An overview of various co-created processes practices for doing Appreciative Inquiry and for bringing the spirit and methodology of Appreciative Inquiry into organizations all over the world.
Appreciative Inquiry Commons, linked 04/14
http://appreciativeinquiry.case.edu/intro/whatisai.cfm

What Is Appreciative Inquiry?

An overview of the definition and assumptions of Appreciative Inquiry. Includes: Instructions to Interviewers Engaging in Appreciative Inquiry and Options for How to Apply AI in an Organization.
Tree Bressen website linked 04/14
http://www.treegroup.info/topics/appreciative-inquiry.pdf

Non-violent communication  top^

Actions For Interfaith Solidarity

A resource provided by the United Religions Initiative. This tool kit is aimed at helping people take positive action to promote religious tolerance. Offers additional educational and networking resources.
URI website, linked 04/14
http://www.uri.org/files/resource_files/Actions_for_Interfaith_Solidarity.pdf

Compassionate Communication

An excellent short introductory article explaining compassionate communication, using the imagery of "Giraffe" as representing a language of requests and "Jackal " as representing a language of demands.
Marshall Rosenberg, Miracles Magazine (Autumn 1995, No. 11), linked 04/14
http://www.nwcompass.org/compassionate_communication.html

Dialogue Decalogue

Ten ground rules presented for interreligious, interideological dialogue. Dialogue in the interreligious, interideological sense is a conversation on a common subject between people with differing views undertaken so that they can learn from one another and grow. The Dialogue Decalogue formulated by Prof. Leonard Swidler sets forth the ground rules for dialogue.
DI website, linked 04/14
http://institute.jesdialogue.org/resources/tools/decalogue/

Interview with Marshall Rosenberg

An interview by the Buddhist Society that explores the interconnections of non-violent communications and Buddhist philosophy, the practicalities and limitations of NVC in solving world violence, and NVC's relationship to spirituality and human relations.
NVC in Australia website, linked 04/14
http://www.nonviolentcommunication.com/freeresources/article_archive_mr.htm

Introduction to Nonviolent Communication

Free online course in the basics of non-violent communications, a method of communicating that helps people authentically connect with one another.
NVC Academy, linked 04/14
http://nvctraining.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&layout=category&Itemid=1390&utm_source=Affiliates&utm_medium=Banner&utm_campaign=Get%2BStarted

NVC Request Quiz

Poses a scenario and then provides an analysis of three possible answers to help you understand the dynamics of non-violent communication (NVC).
NY Center for Non-Violent Communication, linked 04/14
http://nycnvc.org/nvcquiz_requests.htm

Peace from the Inside Out

A free online workshop to explore being a Peace Builder and taking take actions that lead to peaceful community outcomes. Includes Eight Peace Building Steps.
CPC website, linked 04/14
http://www.centerforpeacethroughculture.org/peacebuilders.asp

Shifting Toward Compassion: A NVC Exercise

A 20-minute exercise online to move yourself toward the compassionate, connected side of life, even in difficult moments.
Thomas Bond, NY Council for Non-Violent Communication, linked 04/14
http://www.nycnvc.org/nvcexercisehome.htm

Ten Things We Can Do to Contribute to Internal, Interpersonal, and Organizational Peace

Contains a list of ten very practical and effective ways you can begin to contribute to internal, interpersonal, and organizational peace which were complied by Gary Baran, the Executive Director of the International Center for Nonviolent Communication.
Connection is Key website, linked 04/14
http://connectioniskey.com/10things.html

Values exploration  top^

A Global Ethic Now

An internet learning platform of the Global Ethic Foundation addressing five themes: What is a global ethic? Global ethic and religions; Global ethic and politics; Global ethic and economy; Global ethic in everyday life.
GEF website, linked 04/14
http://www.global-ethic-now.de/index-eng.php

Animating the Golden Rule

Through self-directed explorations in art, music, rap and drama skits, teenage youth explore ways of embodying the core values of "The Golden Rule" (ethic of reciprocity) of 13 of the world's great religions. Free for viewing.
Website, linked 04/14
http://www.thegoldenrulemovie.com/

Born This Way Foundation

Led by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta, the Born This Way Foundation was founded in 2011 to foster a more accepting society, where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. The Foundation is dedicated to creating a safe community that helps connect young people with the skills and opportunities they need to build a kinder, braver world.
Website, linked 04/14
http://bornthiswayfoundation.org/

Character Counts: Josephson Institute

Training, newsletters, and materials available for purchase to promote character values and create physically and emotionally safe environments.
JI website, linked 04/14
http://charactercounts.org/training/cds.html

Children and Spirituality

Part of the Minnesota Public radio News project, Religion in Everyday Life. Child psychologists state that young children ask the kind of questions that can only be called spiritual. Who created the earth? Why am I here? How do I know what's right and wrong? Some children find answers to these questions in church, others develop a moral sense completely separate from organized religion.
MPR Website, By Mary Stucky, linked 04/14
http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199804/28_stuckym_children/

Golden Rule Art Exercise

For schools and youth groups. Positing the question, “What would the world be like if everyone lived according to the Golden Rule?”, the author provides an easy-to-use lesson plan for teachers encouraging students to explore this question through discussion and then creating an art piece that depicts a world where every person lives according to the Golden Rule.
URI website, by Gregory McKenna, linked 04/14
http://www.scarboromissions.ca/Golden_rule/art_exercise.php

Golden Rule Curriculum Unit, A

This curriculum unit was inspired by the Scarboro Missions Golden Rule Poster which features texts of the Golden Rule as found in 13 of the world’s religions. To be used with young people, ages 13-18. By way of these lessons, young people will be invited to reflect on the role which rules, values and moral principles play in their lives – at home, at school, in sports and in the local community.
SM website, by Gregory McKenna, linked 04/14
http://www.scarboromissions.ca/Golden_rule/made_of_gold.php#1

Other 3Rs: Responsibility, Relationships, Respect

Course material developed for 9-13 year olds that focuses on teaching responsibility, relationships, and respect. This unique teaching resource meets the requirements of the UK National Curriculum in a number of subject areas and can be adapted for use in any country.
Initiatives for Change website, linked 04/14
http://www.theother3rs.org/

Practice of Choosing Three Core Values

Experience shows that the best way to choose and then commit to your personal values is to choose three that you can hold as your core values. The activity provided is a tool to help you choose your three core values.
Common Good Works website, linked 04/14
http://www.commongoodworks.com/CoreValuesExercise.html

Teach Love & Forgiveness

Classroom/educational resources: educators have the opportunity to help students reflect on the important issues of love and forgiveness through the lens of literature.
Fetzer Institute, website, linked 04/14
http://loveandforgive.org/loveandforgive/take-action/for-educators

Teaching for Peace: Teacher Resources & Lessons

Various resources and ideas for teachers based in Montessori, with a focus on Teaching Peace.
MontessoriWise website, linked 04/14
http://www.montessoriwise.com/teaching-for-peace/

TeachingValues.com Children's E-Book Stories

One of the most extensive sources on the web for parents, teachers, homeschoolers, and anyone involved with character education for children.
Website, linked 04/14
http://www.teachingvalues.com/ebooks.html

Values into Action

This activity assumes that you already have a list of group values. An easy to follow exercise that has the potential to provide insightful data on participants' interests, skills and interest in named values.
Tree Bressen website linked 04/14
http://www.treegroup.info/topics/values-into-action.pdf

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Thursday, April 24, 2014