We [Dr. Jackie Stavros & Dr. Anne Kohnke] have arrived in Belgium to participate in the 5th World Appreciative Inquiry Conference in Ghent, Belgium. We are collaborating with Joep de Jong and Dr. Marge Schiller and will be conducting a workshop on Appreciative Leaders: The Social Construction of Generative Connections. This workshop is designed to address and understand the meaning, characteristics, and actions of appreciative leaders from a variety of cultures and locations around the world.
There are close to 800 participants from over 50 countries. Tomorrow we will be joining up with Joep de Jong, CEO of Van Harte & Lingsma. Joep graciously hosted 40 of our doctoral students in May 2005 during their international trip to England and The Netherlands.