Positive Inquiry™ Workbook

A Summit workbook in Positive Inquiry serves as a guide and resource for participants during the Summit. It provides information, prompts, and activities that help participants engage in the Summit process and contribute effectively to the discussions and activities. The topics and content of a Summit workbook can vary based on the specific objectives and focus of the summit. 

However, here are some common topics and content that can be included:

  1. Welcome, and Introduction:

    • An overview of the Summit’s purpose, objectives, and agenda.
    • Welcome messages from key leaders or organizers.
    • Explanation of the Positive Inquiry approach and its principles.
  2. Background and Context:

    • Information about the organization or community hosting the Summit.
    • Highlights of the organization’s past achievements, successes, and positive aspects.
    • Overview of current challenges or opportunities that the summit aims to address.
  3. Summit Goals and Objectives:

    • Clearly defined goals and objectives of the Summit.
    • Explanation of the desired outcomes and impact.
    • Connection between the Summit objectives and the overall vision or strategy of the organization.
  4. Positive Inquiry Process:

    • Explanation of the stages of the Positive Inquiry process.
    • Description of the PI/4C Cycle: Change Inward, Change Upward, Change Outward, and Change Onward.
    • Examples and case studies illustrating how Positive Inquiry has been applied in different contexts.
  5. Change Inward Phase:

    • Prompts and questions to explore the organization’s positive core, strengths, and past successes.
    • Instructions for conducting appreciative interviews or group discussions to gather insights and stories.
    • Worksheets or templates to capture key findings and themes from the discovery phase.
  6. Change Upward Phase:

    • Activities and prompts to encourage participants to envision an ideal future for the organization or community.
    • Creative exercises or visualizations to stimulate imagination and aspiration.
    • Space for participants to document their individual or collective dreams and aspirations.
  7. Change Outward Phase:

    • Tools and frameworks to facilitate the design of innovative and actionable strategies or initiatives.
    • Worksheets or templates for brainstorming, prioritization, and action planning.
    • Guidance on translating dreams into specific goals, projects, or initiatives.
  8. Change Onward Phase:

    • Activities and prompts to reflect on the commitments made during the Summit.
    • Space to develop action plans, including specific tasks, timelines, and responsible parties.
    • Tools for monitoring progress, measuring impact, and sustaining the positive changes initiated during the summit.
  9. Resources and References:

    • Recommended readings, articles, or books on Positive Inquiry and related topics.
    • Additional resources, tools, or websites that participants can explore for further learning.
    • Contact information for support or follow-up after the summit.
  10. Feedback and Evaluation:

    • Feedback forms or surveys for participants to provide input on the Summit experience.
    • Evaluation criteria to assess the effectiveness and impact of the Summit.
    • Instructions for submitting feedback and suggestions for future improvement.

The content and structure of the Summit workbook should be tailored to the specific needs and context. It should be designed in a user-friendly format with clear instructions and ample space for participants to engage, reflect, and document their thoughts and ideas throughout the Summit process.

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