Call for Articles AIP Issue: August 2012
Editors: Jeanie Cockell and Joan McArthur-Blair
Working Title: Inclusive Spaces: Using Appreciative Processes to Transform Social Structures
Focus of the Issue:
This issue will focus on how the practice of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) fosters and opens inclusive spaces in organizations of all kinds. We invite Appreciative Inquiry practitioners to share articles, stories, case studies, reflections, art, images, poetry, research, models and theory regarding creating inclusive spaces. We are particularly interested in how Appreciative Inquiry has generated those inclusive spaces with emancipatory and social justice frameworks such as transformative education or critical theory.
Joan McArthur-Blair is a recently retired college president who now spends her time writing, speaking and working with organizations to foster AI in their work. She grounds her AI and leadership work in her love of both reading and writing poetry.
Jeanie Cockell is president of Jeanie Cockell Consulting which specializes in organizational and educational consulting with a focus on collaborative processes. All her work is grounded in AI. She teaches AI and is the founder of the Nova Scotia AI network.
Joan and Jeanie are currently co-authoring ‘Learning Magic: Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education’ to be published in 2012. Joan is also writing ‘The Quivering Heart: Hope, Despair and Forgiveness in Education Leadership.’
To get a copy of the Call of Articles contact Jeanie Cockell, firstname.lastname@example.org. Send a proposal (300 words maximum) for the August 2012 issue of AI Practitioner by December 1, 2011 to Joan McArthur-Blair, email@example.com or Jeanie Cockell, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Proposed Contribution
Here are some questions that may be useful as you think about your contribution to the issue
Some possible topics:
Positive and Appreciative Leadership
AI++: Innovations in AI through the Lens of Australia and New Zealand
The Impact of AI on International Development
Also find full text in attached document: AIP-Aug2012-Call-for-Articles-final.pdf