Professor David Cooperrider is a luminary in the field of organizational behavior and strengths-based leadership. As a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Drucker School he recently led students through an intensive course on Appreciative Inquiry. In this video we look in as he discusses AI and how it can unlock creativity and innovation in organizations of all sizes.
David Cooperrider and Ken Gergen - Keynote dialogue at the Taos Institute conference in Sarasota Florida, September 2008.
Ken and David have been in dialogue for over 30 years, with significant transformations resulting for both. In this dialogue they explore and reflect on the elements that empowered these dialogues. They consider as well their current enthusiasms and ways in which this mutual enrichment continues. This plenary is also a celebration of their warm and generative friendship.
OpenIDEO caught up with our sponsor, David Cooperrider and the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value, to discuss our open innovation challenge and explore opportunities for our designs. Add your ideas to our challenge: http://bit.ly/bizimpact-ideas.
Constructionist theory and practice locates the source of meaning, value and action in the relational connection among people. It is through relational processes that we create the world in which we most want to live and work.
Social constructionist dialogue
- of cutting edge significance
within the social sciences and humanities -
concerns the processes by which
humans generate meaning together.
Our focus is on how social groups and the relational practices
within those groups create and
sustain beliefs in the real, the rational, and the good.
We recognize that as people create meaning together,
so do they sow the seeds of action.
Meaning and action are entwined.
As we generate meaning together we create the future.