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Dr. Jacqueline StavrosDr. Jacqueline M. Stavros

Professor
DBA Program Director

Buell Building M314
Phone (248) 204-3063
stavros@ltu.edu

 

 

 

Biography
Education
Research Agenda
Courses Taught
Honors and Awards
Dissertation Committee Work
Research and Scholarship

 

Biography

Jacqueline M. Stavros (Jackie) has over 25 years of leadership, strategy, strategic planning, organization development and change, marketing, and international experience. Jackie is Professor and DBA Program Director for the College of Management, Lawrence Technological University. She teaches in the Master and Doctoral programs: Leading Change, Strategic Management, Organization Development, Qualitative Research Design, Creating Sustainable Business Value, and Leadership. She integrates strengths-based, whole system, and sustainability concepts and practices such as Appreciative Inquiry (AI), SOAR, and Blue Ocean Strategy (BOS) into her research, teaching, training, and consulting work. Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is the art and practice of asking questions that strengthen a person’s or system’s capacity to apprehend, anticipate, and heighten positive potential. SOAR is a strengths-based strategic thinking, strategy formulation, and planning framework that allows an organization to construct its future through collaboration and a whole system approach. SOAR stands for: Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, and Results (www.soar-strategy.com). She uses these approaches to work with individuals, teams, divisions, and organizations to build dynamic relationships and co-create and facilitate strategic change initiatives.

Her research interests are focused in the positive theories and practices of organization development and change, strategy, effective leadership, sustainable development/sustainability, and appreciative approaches to inquiry, relationship building, and social construction. She is also involved in Business as an Agent of World Benefit to bring business and society together to create agendas that focus on the triple bottom line (people, planet, and profits). An article from her dissertation, “Capacity Building: Using an Appreciative Approach to Enhance Organizational Performance” won the North American Management Society best Nonprofit Paper Award for 2008 (co-authored with Patty Castelli and Jane Seiling). She has 15 years experience in e-learning from course and curriculum design and development to teaching online. She has taught and guest lectured at Benedictine University, Davenport University, Illinois State University, Lansing Community College, Madonna University, Michigan State University, Oakland University, Schoolcraft College, University of Detroit – Mercy, University of Michigan, and Walsh College, William Davidson Institute – University of Michigan (faculty affiliate). Jackie truly enjoys working with students on their research agendas and career plans. She has served on over 35 dissertation committees.

She has co-authored five books, 14 book chapters, and 28 articles. Books include: Practicing Organization Development: A Guide for Leading Change, Third Edition (with William J. Rothwell and Roland Sullivan), Thin Book of SOAR: Building Strengths-Based Strategy (with Gina Hinrichs), The First Appreciative Inquiry Handbook: for Leaders of Change (with David Cooperrider and Diana Whitney), and Dynamic Relationships: Unleashing the Power of Appreciative Inquiry in Daily Living (with Cheri Torres).She recently completed a book chapter on SOAR: “Positive Strategy: Creating and Sustaining Strengths-based Strategy that SOARs and Performs” (with Lynn Wooten) in Positive Organizational Scholarship – Second Edition by Oxford University Press. Other book chapters on SOAR include Innovative Approaches to Global Sustainability on “SOAR from the Mediocrity of Status Quo to the Heights of Sustainable Development” and “SOAR: A New Approach to Strategic Thinking and Planning” in The Change Handbook.  She has also edited several books in appreciative inquiry, change, organization development, and social construction. She has done 80 conference presentations.

She continues to work with executives, managers, staff and line teams, and organizations’ stakeholders to collaboratively and creatively help them get organized and focused for sustainable growth with a focus on strategies that align with the triple bottom line (TBL). Through executive coaching and whole system small and large scale change methods, she helps organizations identify and articulate their values, visionand mission statements, strategy, and strategic initiatives and build collaborative teams and communities for inspired action that centers on the positive core. Clients have include ACCI Business System, BAE Systems, Edsel and Eleanor Ford Foundation, Fasteners, Inc., General Motors of Mexico, Jefferson Wells (a Division of Manpower), NASA, Tendercare Healthcare Centers, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Advisory University, United Way, Girl Scouts, National Education Association, Orbseal Technologies, and several Tier 1 and Tier 2 automotive suppliers, nonprofit organizations, and higher education institutions. She has worked and traveled to over 16 countries throughout Australia, Asia, Europe, and North America. She has done 59 invited presentations on OD & Change, AI, Creating Sustainable Value, Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS), and SOAR at Australian Management Institute, Business Links, Cengage Learning – Asian/Pacific Rim, Hewlett Packard, American Dietetic Association, PricewaterhouseCoopers, gedas USA, National City Bank, Oakland Leadership, Linkage’s National OD Conference, National Training Labs (NTL), many national OD and management conferences, and the Detroit Chamber of Commerce.  In 2010, she completed a series of workshops and book tour of Thin Book of SOAR in Australia.  In fall 2013, she will travel to Bangkok, Thailand to lead a workshop on SOAR and a summit on “SOARing to Positive Transformation and Change” at Assumption University’s John 23 Convention Center on the Suvarnabhumi Campus.

Her industry work includes manufacturing, automotive, banking, technology, education, healthcare, government, and professional services. In all her management positions, Jackie reported directly to the president and was responsible for strategic planning, marketing, sales, training, ISO 9000 and QS 9000 projects, and international business development activities. Jackie has worked with the Michigan Small Business Development Center Network (MI-SBDC). The MI-SBDC is part of a nation-wide SBDC network that provides counseling, training and resources to small-to-medium sized companies. She held positions of certified business counselor, international trade specialist, and director of Metro-International Business Development Center. Her experience with business owners included assisting clients in developing strategic business and marketing plans, evaluating financial uses and sources of funding, accessing international markets, setting up global operations and commercializing technologies.

She earned her Doctorate in Management at Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Her Dissertation topic was Capacity Building Using an Appreciative Approach: A Relational Process of Building Your Organization’s Future. The focus of the topic was an exploratory study about capacity building reminding you that an organization’s driving force is its people.  The international NGOs that participated in this research are mission focused on the growth of civil society and sustainable development. Her dissertation has been cited in several published books and articles. Her M.B.A. is in International Business from Michigan State University, Eli Broad School of Management and a B.A. degree in Marketing from Wayne State University.

Jackie is an associate for the Taos Institute and editor for Taos Institute Publishing and guest editor and quarterly AI Resource column writer for AI Practitioner: International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry. She is an advisor and reviewer for doctoral dissertations for Tilburg University, Netherlands. In 2006, Jackie received the Outstanding Contribution Award from the Taos Institute. She is a board member of the Positive Change Core, a virtual global organization that focuses on strengths-based approaches to teaching and learning in primary education (Pk-12th grade).  She is also a special issues editor for the International Journal of Training and Development in OD, POS, and change. She is a member of the Academy of Management (AOM), Organization Development Network (ODN), and the Organization Development Institute (ODI). She has reviewed 16 manuscripts in Appreciative Inquiry and POS for several publishers.

Available books at www.thinbook.com; www.dynamic-relationships.com; www.taosinstitute.net; www.amazon.com

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Education

D.M., 1998, Case Western Reserve University, The Weatherhead School of Management, Doctorate in Management, Dissertation: Capacity Building Using Appreciative Inquiry: A Relational Process of Building Your Organization’s Future

MBA, 1991, Michigan State University, Eli Broad School of Management, Master of Business Administration, Major: International Business.

B.A., 1988, Wayne State University, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Major: Marketing.

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Research Agenda

Research and publication/presentation agenda focuses on the scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and professional activities in the following areas:

  • Organization Development and Change (ODC)
  • Strategy, Strategic Planning, and Strategic Thinking (SOAR™ Framework and SOAR Profile)
  • Strengths-based Practices: Appreciative Inquiry (AI) & Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS)
  • Sustainable Development and Sustainable Value
  • Capacity Building
  • Leadership and Leadership Development
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Qualitative Research Design and Methods

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Courses Taught

MGT 6033:  Leading Change and Building Capacity for Nonprofits

MGT 6063:  Global Strategic Management

MGT 7023:  Qualitative Research Design and Techniques

MGT 8073:  Organization Development, Transformation, and Change

GLM 6033:  Global Organization Development and Change

GLM 6343:  Creating Sustainable Business Value

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Honors and Awards

  • 2013, Lawrence Technological University Inaugural Presidential Colloquium – Honor for Exemplary Faculty Research and Scholarship
  • 2009-2011, Certificate of Appreciation for Continued Service to Lawrence Technological University Online
  • 2008, Best Paper Award for Nonprofit Paper from North American Management Society (NAMS): “Capacity Building for Organizational Accomplishment:  Lessons from a Network of Nonprofit Organizations”
  • 2006, Exemplary Volunteer Service to Taos Institute
  • 2004, Best OD Case Study from Organization Development Institute (ODI)
  • 2003, Honorable Mention for the Organization Development Institute Project of the Year, “An Appreciative Inquiry into the Positive Core of Wayne Seniors Assisted Living Center”
  • 2002, Certificate of Appreciation from United States Tank Automotive Command
  • 2000, 2002, and 2003, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (nominated by students)
  • 2002, Honorary Member of Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society
  • 1998, Received Scholarship for Dissertation Proposal for final year of Executive Doctorate Program
  • Earned Highest Teaching Evaluations - Walsh College, Madonna University, and LTU
  • Detroit Association of Phi Beta Kappa
  • Small Business Administration - Outstanding Consultant
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Wayne State University Merit Scholarship
  • National Dean's List (Wayne State University & Michigan State University)
  • Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Business Society

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Dissertation Committee Work

Chair, DBA Program, Lawrence Tech

Hitchcock, J. (Expected Defense: Spring 2014). A case study on the elements that influence organizational collective motivation.

Miklovich, P. (Expected Defense: Spring 2014). The relationship between legitimacy and organizational sustainability in community health centers: A mixed methods approach.

Rinkus, M. (Expected Defense: Spring 2014).  An exploratory study comparing U.S. and global banks sustainability programs.

Ballantyne, R. (2013). An investigation into the impact of enterprise risk management adoption and maturity on firm financial performance.

Alhaddi, H. (2013). The relationship between strategic positioning, triple bottom line, and performance of the organization: An exploratory case study on differentiation through image.

Baradihi, F. (2012). An exploratory study on the impact of sustainability on employee engagement.

Glovis, M. (2012). A mixed methods study in the expression of flow, SOAR, and motivation: Developing individual transcendence within the delivery of complex system integration projects.

Holzbaur, D. (2012). Spirituality in the workplace: An empirical analysis of the moderator effect of demographics on the relationship among spirituality, attitudes, and behavior at work.

Beal, L. (2011). A case study of the U.S. Army human resources command in Army business transformation: Measuring psychological capital, resistance to change, and organizational citizenship behavior to understand the role of positive organizational behavior in the context of organizational change.

Johnston, M. (2011). A study of catholic identity inheritance and sustainment at Holy Cross Hospital: Implications for Catholic healthcare institutions.

James, D. (2011). The perceived influence of the government, consumers, manufacturers, and sustainability on automotive aftermarket sustainable product development.

Malone, P. (2010). An appreciative exploration of strategic capacity and the impact of the SOAR framework in building strategic capacity.

Sprangel, J. (2009). A study of the direct and mediational effects of the SOAR™ framework, trust, and environmental management systems on chemical management services supplier performance at Haas TCM Group.

Felker, J. (2007). Geographic mobility of knowledge workers in the European Union: An organizational perspective.

 

Member, DBA Program, Lawrence Tech

Cox, J. (Expected Defense: Spring 2014).Impact of emotional intelligence on collaborative success.

Elliott, N.(Expected Defense: Spring 2014). The impact of user personality traits on the adoption of social media at LTU.

Mitchell, S. (Expected Defense: Spring 2014). An exploratory study of priority based budgeting: Role of citizen engagement and public values.

Schwartz, M. (2013). An investigation to determine effectiveness of motivating strategies leaders might employ to increase followers’ effort in the workplace.

Funyak, J. (2013). An exploratory case study of how a vendor identifies and perceives customer value and sustainable value.

Rightmer, J. (2012). An empirical study on U.S. supply chain management strategies.

Grant, E. (2012). A case study evaluation of two corporate employee participation wellness programs: The Cessna comprehensive wellness program compared to the Kautex non-comprehensive wellness program.

Matthes, H. (2012). Antecedents of global mindset: A comparison among German, U.S., and dual citizen leaders.

DeGroote, S. (2011). An empirical investigation of the impact of information technology on supply chain agility and firm performance among U.S. manufacturers.

Welter, K. (2011). A study of publicly-held U.S. corporations on the effects of sustainability measures on financial performance, utilizing a modified regression discontinuity model.

Stauber, T. (2011). The impact of firm initiated voluntary separation programs on the employee sense/decision making process to turnover companies.

D’Angela, D. (2007). A study of the market’s reaction to superior sustainability reporting as demonstrated by the financial performance of publicly traded companies.

 

Member, PhD in Social Construction, Taos/Tilburg University (U.S/Netherlands)

Goldman, L. (2013). The migrant creative: U.S. media freelancers at the border of a changing work culture.

Mahaffy, S. (2013). Relational presence: The spatiality of breakthrough decision making through a relational constructionist lens.

Dayton, N. (2012). A study of integration of problem-based and strengths-based methods.

 

Member, PhD Program, Penn State University (State College, PA)

Newhard, M. (2011). An exploratory study of competencies of appreciative inquiry practitioners.

 

Member, PhD Program, Benedictine University (Lisle, IL)

Halms, B. (2009). Leadership and organizational effectiveness: A process of appreciative social construction in an environment that generates collaborative energy.

Kohnke, A. (2005). Ethical leadership and ethical performance.

Saint, D. (2005). The corporation as a nexus of relationships.

 

MASTER THESIS WORK, Lawrence Tech (SSCF Program)

Pietrantonio, A. (2010). Globalization of the semiconductor industry and use of trusted foundry for programs in the 312th aeronautical systems wing.

Washer, D. (2009). Succession planning for TACOM LCMC.

Figueroa, J. (2008). Logistic support concept for future combat support.

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Research and Scholarship

 

Manuscripts Submitted (peer-reviewed)

Gamsir, A. R. K., Stavros, J. M., & Adian, M. (Revisions – Second Submission – July 26, 2013). Urban tourism development strategic planning with SOAR strategic framework: Case study of Taft city in Iran. Manuscript submitted to Journal of Geographic Research.

Gamsir, A. R. K., & Stavros, J. M. (Submitted August 1, 2013). Strategic planning for tourism development with focus on Mohaaram Ceremony with Use SOAR Framework (Case Study: Yazd Province in Iran). Manuscript submitted to Tourism Management Journal.

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Books (peer-reviewed)

Rothwell, W. J., Stavros, J. M., Sullivan, R. L., & Sullivan, A. (Eds.). (2010). Practicing organization development: A guide for leading change (3rd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Stavros, J., & Hinrichs, G. (2009). Thin book of SOAR: Building strengths based strategy. Bend, OR: Thin Book Publishing.

Cooperrider, D. L., Whitney, D., & Stavros, J. M. (2008). Appreciative inquiry handbook (2nd ed.). Brunswick, OH: Crown Custom Publishing, Inc.

Cooperrider, D. L., Whitney, D., & Stavros, J. M. (2008). Essentials of appreciative inquiry. Brunswick, OH: Crown Custom Publishing, Inc.

Stavros, J. M., & Torres, C. B. (2005). Dynamic relationships: Unleashing the power of appreciative inquiry in daily living. Chagrin Falls, OH: Taos Institute Publishing.

Cooperrider, D. L., Whitney, D., & Stavros, J. M. (2003). Appreciative inquiry handbook (1st ed.). Cleveland, OH: Lakeshore Publications.

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Articles and Book Chapters (peer-reviewed)

Stavros, J. M., Cole, M. L., & Hitchcock, J. (August 2014). Basic and applied research on SOAR—taking SOAR beyond its original purpose of strategic thinking and planning applications. AI Practitioner: International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry, 16(3), 72-77.

Hitchcock, J., & Stavros, J. M. (in press). Motivation and organizational transformation: How does individual motivation theories and emergence of collective motivation factors influence organizational transformation. In D. Svyantek & K. Mahoney (Eds.), Organizational processes and received wisdom in organizational studies. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers.

Stavros, J. M., & Cole, M. L. (2013). SOARing towards positive transformation and change. The ABAC ODI Visions.Action.Outcome., 1(1), 10-34.

Beal, L. B., Stavros, J. M., & Cole, M. L. (2013). Impact of psychological capital and resistance to change on organisational citizenship behaviour. SA Journal of Industrial Psychology, Special edition on Positive Organisational Behaviour, 39(2), 1-11.

Stavros, J. M. (August 2013). The generative nature of SOAR: Applications, results, and the new SOAR profile. AI Practitioner: International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry, 15(3), 6-26.

Stavros, J. M., & Seiling, J. G. (2012). The importance of self-awareness in leading change, pp. 117-128. In D.D. Warrick & J. Mueller (Eds.), Lessons in leading change: learning from real world cases. Chicago: Rossi-Smith (Inderscience Publishers).

Stavros, J. M., & Dole-Cooperrider, D. (February 2012). Appreciative inquiry resources: Appreciative learning as spark of transformation. AI Practitioner: International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry, 14(1), 73-81.

Bright, D. S., Stansbury, J., Alzola, M., & Stavros, J. M. (2011). Virtue ethics in positive organizational scholarship: An integrative perspective. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences¸ Special Issue: Virtues in Organizations: Cultivating Creativity, Collaboration, and Collective Wellbeing, 28(3), 231-244.

Stavros, J. M., & Dole-Cooperrider, D. (November 2011). AI resources: Appreciative governance. AI Practitioner: International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry, 13(4), 91-96.

Stavros, J. M. (2011). Case study:  Aerospace alliant international (AAI). In J. Watkins & R. Kelley (Eds.), Appreciative inquiry: Change at the imagination of speed (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Stavros, J. M., & Wooten, L. (2011). Positive strategy:  Creating and sustaining strengths-based strategy that SOARs and performs, pp.823-845. In K. Cameron & G. Spretizer (Eds.), Handbook of positive organizational scholarship (2nd ed.). New York:  Oxford University Press.

Stavros, J. M., & Dole-Cooperrider, D. (August 2011). AI resources: A compendium of resources for AI and international development. AI Practitioner: International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry, 13(3), 76-82.

Stavros, J. M., & Dole-Cooperrider, D. (May 2011). AI resources: The scholarly contribution of appreciative inquiry. AI Practitioner: International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry, 13(2), 79-82.

Rothwell, W. J., & Stavros, J. M. (2011). Introduction.  International Journal of Training and Development, Special Issue: Organization Development, 15(1), 1-4.

Sprangel, J., Stavros, J., & Cole, M. (2011). Creating sustainable relationships using the strengths, opportunities, aspirations and results framework, trust, and environmentalism: A research-based case study. International Journal of Training and Development, Special Issue: Organization Development, 15(1), 39-57.

Stavros, J. M., & Dole-Cooperrider, D. (February 2011). AI resources: Appreciative and positive leadership. AI Practitioner: International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry, 13(1), 48-52.

Stavros, J. M., & Dole-Cooperrider, D. (November 2010). AI resources: Special topic books on appreciative inquiry. AI Practitioner: International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry, 12(4), 58-64.

Rothwell, J. W., Stavros, J. M., & Sullivan, R. L. (2010). Introduction. In J. W. Rothwell, J. M. Stavros, R. L. Sullivan, & A. Sullivan (Eds.), Practicing organization development: A guide for leading change (3rd ed., pp. 1-6). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Rothwell, J. W., Stavros, J. M., & Sullivan, R. L. (2010). Organization development and change. In J. W. Rothwell, J. M. Stavros, R. L. Sullivan, & A. Sullivan (Eds.), Practicing organization development: A guide for leading change (3rd ed., pp. 11-42). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Stavros, J. M., & Seiling, J. G. (2010). Mindful leadership development: Assessing self for leading change. In J. W. Rothwell, J. M. Stavros, R. L. Sullivan, & A. Sullivan (Eds.),  Practicing organization development: A guide for leading change (3rd ed., pp. 136-157). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Watkings, J. M., & Stavros, J. M.  (2010). Appreciative inquiry: OD in the post-modern age. In J. W. Rothwell, J. M. Stavros, R. L. Sullivan, & A. Sullivan (Eds.), Practicing organization development: A guide for leading change (3rd ed., pp. 158-182). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Stavros, J. M., & Saint, D. K. (2010). SOAR: linking strategy and od to sustainable performance. In J. W. Rothwell, J. M. Stavros, R. L. Sullivan, & A. Sullivan (Eds.),  Practicing organization development: A guide for leading change (3rd ed., pp. 377-398). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Stavros, J. M., & Dole-Cooperrider, D. (August 2010). AI resources: Good books on getting started with appreciative inquiry. AI Practitioner: International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry, 12(3), 59-63.

Stavros, J. M., & Dole-Cooperrider, D. (May 2010). AI resources: Two classic electronic resources: AI list-serve and AI commons. AI Practitioner: International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry, 12(2), 35-40.

Stavros, J. M., & Sprangel, J. R. (2009). “SOAR” from the mediocrity of status quo to the heights of global sustainability. In  C. Wankel & J. A. F. Stoner (Eds.), Innovative approaches to global sustainability. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Stavros, J.M., Seiling, J., & Castelli, P. (2009). Capacity building for organizational accomplishment: Lessons from a network of nonprofit organizations. In Appreciative inquiry: Concepts and experiences. Bodakdev, Ahmedabad, India: Icfai University Press.

Amodeo, M., Cox, C. K., Saint, D. K., & Stavros, J. M. (2008). The sustainability journey and appreciative inquiry:  How a whole system, positive change approach can accelerate the adoption and integration of a new business paradigm. AI Practitioner: International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry, 10(3), 1-3.

Saint, D. K., & Stavros, J. M. (2008). The Jefferson Wells Detroit office story of small changes. Gestalt International Study Center Newsletter, 3, 1-4.

Stavros, J. M., & Sprangel, J. R. (2008). Applying appreciative inquiry to deliver strategic change: Orbseal Technology Center. In S. Lewis, J. Passmore, & S. Castore (Eds.), Appreciative inquiry for change management: Using AI to facilitate organizational development. Philadelphia, PA: Kogan Page Publishers.

Hinrichs, G., Seiling, J., & Stavros, J.M. (2008). Sensemaking to create high-performing virtual teams.  In J. Nemiro, M. Beyerlein, L. Bradley, & S. Beyerlein (Eds.), The handbook of high-performance virtual teams: A tool kit for collaborating across boundaries (pp.131-152). San Francisco, CA: John Wiley & Sons.

Stavros, J.M., & Hinrichs, G. (Eds.). (August 2007). SOARing to high and engaging performance: An appreciative approach to strategy [Special issue]. AI Practitioner: International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry, 9(3).

Stavros, J.M., & Hinrichs, G. (August 2007). SOARing to new heights of strategic planning to execution. AI Practitioner: International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry, 9(3), 4-9.

Stavros, J.M., Cooperrider, D., & Kelley, L. (2007). SOAR: A new approach to strategic planning. In P. Homan, T. Devane, & S. Cady (Eds.),  The Change Handbook: The Definitive Resource on Today’s Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems (2nd ed., pp. 375-380). San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Schiller, M., & Stavros, J.M. (August 2007). SOAR in mid-flight. AI Practitioner: International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry, 9(3), 33-36.

Seiling, J., & Stavros, J.M. (August 2007). Grounding the strength-based applications of SOAR in theory. AI Practitioner: International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry, 9(3), 48-52.

Stavros, J. M. (2006). SOAR framework for strategic change. In The Secret of Striking Work with Large Group Change. Hohe, Germany: Walter Bruck.

Stavros, J. M., Cooperrider, D., & Kelley, L. (November 2003). Strategic inquiry with appreciative intent:  Inspiration to SOAR!. AI Practitioner: International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry, 5(4), 10-17.

Stavros, J. M., & Sutherland, J. (November 2003). The heart of appreciative strategy. AI Practitioner: International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry, 5(4), 5-9.

Stavros, J.M. (2000). Northern and southern perspectives of capacity building using an appreciative inquiry approach. Journal of Global Social Innovations, Winter.

Stavros, J.M. (1998). Capacity building: Creating your organization’s future based upon appreciative inquiry methodology (Doctoral dissertation, Case Western Reserve University).

Stavros, J.M., & Johnson, S. (1996). Non-governmental organizations - A link to building civil society. Cleveland, OH: Mega-Cities Project - North America.

Stavros, J.M. (1994). Where in the world to export. Crain's Small Business Detroit, May.

Stavros, J.M. (1993). Don't fear export paperwork. Crain's Small Business Detroit, November (Premier Issue).

Stavros, J.M., & Smith, D. (1992).  SBDC business plan guide. Lansing, MI: Lansing Community College.

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Translated Work

Apreciar Es Evanzar – Itinerario renovador de la Indagacia n Apreciative.(2013). [Spanish translation of  Stavros, J. M., & Sutherland, J. (2003). The heart of appreciative strategy. AI Practitioner, 5(4), 5-9; and  Stavros, J. M., Cooperrider, D., & Kelley, L. (2003). Strategic inquiry with appreciative intent:  Inspiration to SOAR!. AI Practitioner, 5(4), 10-17.]

Handbog I Anerkendende Udforskning: Ideer til forandringsledelse. (2011). Dansk Psykologisk Forlag. [Danish translation of Cooperrider, D. L., Whitney, D., & Stavros, J. M. (2008). Appreciative inquiry handbook (2nd ed.). Brunswick, OH: Crown Custom Publishing, Inc.]

French translation by STATAS. (2009). [Stavros, J. M., & Torres, C. B. (2005). Dynamic relationships: Unleashing the power of appreciative inquiry in daily living. Chagrin Falls, OH: Taos Institute Publishing.]

Dutch translation by Dansk Psykologisk Forlag. (2007). [Stavros, J. M., & Torres, C. B. (2005). Dynamic relationships: Unleashing the power of appreciative inquiry in daily living. Chagrin Falls, OH: Taos Institute Publishing.]

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Conference Presentations and Proceedings (peer-reviewed)

Cole, M. L., & Stavros, J. M. (2013, March). Creation of the SOAR Profile: An innovative tool to evaluate strategic thinking capacity. Poster session presented at Lawrence Tech Research Day 2013, Southfield, MI.

Hitchcock, J., & Stavros, J. M. (2013, February). Organizational collective motivation: Motivating for organizational change and transformation. Proceedings and Paper presented at North American Management Society (NAMS) for the MBAA International 2013 Conference, Chicago, IL.

Stavros, J. M., de Jong, J., Kohnke, A., &Schiller, M. (2012, April). Appreciative leaders:  The social construction of generative connections. Paper presented at the 2012 World Appreciative Inquiry Conference (WAIC), Ghent, Belgium.

Stavros, J. M., Hinrichs, G., Sulamoyo, D., & Richardson, C. (2011, August). Zen and the art of organizational maintenance:  innovations in social profit firms. Panel symposium conducted at the 2011 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas.

Bush, R., Lowry, P., Stavros, J. M., & Franetovic, M. (2011, May). Creating an open learning environment for non-traditional students. Panel discussion conducted at the Society of Teaching and Learning Academy, Ypsilanti, MI.

Stavros, J. M., Hinrichs, G., Malone, P., & Sulamoyo, D. (2011, May). Creating a strengths-based strategy with measurable results. Paper presented at the 13th Annual Linkage’s Organization Development Summit, Chicago, IL.

Bright, D. S., Stavros, J. M., & Stansbury, J. (2010, August). An empirical exploration of the meaning of virtues. Paper presented at the 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

Stavros, J. M., Hinrichs, G., Malone, P., Sulamoyo, D., & Yates, T. (2010, August). SOARing to make a difference. Professional development workshop conducted at the 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

Stavros, J. M., & Seiling, J. (2010, July). Leading with social and appreciative intelligence. Paper presented at 17th International Conference on Advances in Management (ICAM2010.com) and 3rd International Conference on Social Intelligence (ICSI), Atlanta, GA.

Stavros, J. M., Marshak, B., Grant, D., Bushe, G., & Oswick, C. (2010, March). OD morphogenesis: New premises, permutations, and possibilities. Panel discussion conducted at National Training Labs (NTL) Conference on the New OD, Washington, DC.

Stavros, J. M., & Seiling, J. (2009, October). Becoming an instrument for change: Assessing self for leading change. Proceedings and Paper presented at the Midwest Academy of Management Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Stavros, J. M. (2009, September). Pathways to research, writing, and publishing. Paper presented at the Taos Institute, Sarasota, FL.

Bright, D. S., Stavros, J. M., & Stansbury, J. (2009, August). A framework for integrating a virtue ethics perspective in positive organizational scholarship. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Stavros, J. M., & Saint, D. (2009, June). Engaging the whole-system to create sustainable value: The SOAR approach as a nexus of relational innovation. Paper presented at the Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, Cleveland, OH.

Stavros, J. M., & Hinrichs, G. (2009, March). SOAR: An innovative approach to strategic planning and action. One-Day Workshop conducted at the 36th Annual AICE Quality Conference, Davenport, IA.

Stavros, J. M. (2008, September). Change and capacity building in nonprofits. Paper presented at the Taos Institute, Sarasota, FL.

Stavros, J. M., & Torres, C. (2008, September). Dynamic relationships: Unleashing appreciative inquiry in daily living. Paper presented at the Taos Institute, Sarasota, FL.

Stavros, J. M., & Seiling, J. (2008, September). Pathways to researching, writing, and publishing. Paper presented at the Taos Institute, Sarasota, FL.

Bright, D.S., & Stavros, J. M. (2008, August). Flourishing and excellence: Exploring virtuousness in and through organizations. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.

Stavros, J. M., & Sprangel, J. (2008, August). Leading and managing for global sustainability: A conversation for possibility and action. PDW Workshop Facilitator conducted at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.

Stavros, J. M. (2008, July). Stories are data too: The art and practice of appreciative inquiry. Paper presented at the Capital Quality Initiative, Lansing, MI.

Seiling, J., Hinrichs, G., & Stavros, J. M. (2008, April). Sensemanaging in the course room: A forum for making sense. Poster presented at the Scholarship of Teaching, Assessment, and Learning, Southfield, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (2008, April). SOAR: Creating strategic impact to succeed in a global environment. Paper presented at the MBAA International Conference, J. M. Stavros (Chair). Chicago, IL.

Schiller, M., de Jong, J., & Stavros, J. M. (2007, September). Pillars of strength: Global and intergenerational perspectives on appreciative leadership. Presentation at the 3rd International Conference on Appreciative Inquiry, Orlando, FL.

Stavros, J. M. (2007, September). SOARing to high performance organizations. Presentation at the 3rd International Conference on Appreciative Inquiry, Orlando, FL.

Sprangel, J., & Stavros, J.M. (2007, August). A strategic approach to move from status quo to becoming a sustainable development organization. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Castelli, P., Castronova, F., Stavros, J.M., & Seiling, J. (2007, May). Leaders and followers: The role of achievement motives and their effects on motivating strategies for enhancing performance. Conference Proceedings and Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Academic Business World International Conference, Nashville, TN.

Stavros, J.M., Seiling, J., & Castelli, P. (2007, March). Capacity building for organizational accomplishment: Lessons from a network of nonprofit organizations using appreciative inquiry. Paper presented at the North American Management Society (NAMS) for the MBAA International Conference, Chicago, IL (Award: Best Paper Award for North American Management Society).

Seiling J., & Stavros, J. M. (2007, March). Appreciative inquiry and knowledge management. Paper presented at the Southeastern Knowledge Management Division, Detroit, MI.

Seiling, J., Stavros, J.M., & Castelli, P. (2007, March). Ambition: Looking at a much maligned aspect of performance. Paper presented at the Southwest Academy of Management Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Stavros, J. M. (2006, October). Organization development and the creation and sustainability of vibrant and virtual learning communities in organizational leadership and management. Panel discussion conducted at the Midwest Academy of Management Annual Conference, Louisville, KY.

Stavros, J. M. (2005, April). Sense managing as the soul of improvisation. Panel presentation conducted at the Midwest Academy of Management, Chicago, IL.

Castelli, P., Stavros, J.M., McCord, A., & Majewski, L. (2005, March). Time compressed hybrid courses:  Teaching strategies, technology services and administrative support. Panel discussion conducted at Blackboard Best Practices Workshop, Flint, MI.

Schiller, M., & Stavros, J.M. (2004, September). Investing in our youth: Transforming schools and the global education community. Presentation at the Second International Conference on Appreciative Inquiry, Orlando, FL.

Stavros, J.M., Schiller, M., & de Jong, J. (2004, September). Appreciative leadership: Creating new possibilities to transform people and business. Presentation at the Second International Conference on Appreciative Inquiry, Orlando, FL.

Stavros, J. M. (2004, March). Daniel:  An effective executive leader. Paper presented at the Southwest Academy of Management Conference Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Stavros, J.M., & Saint, D. (2004, January). The social construction of the purpose of the firm. Paper presented at the Spirit of Learning Conference: Fourth Research Greenhouse, Cambridge, MA.

Stavros, J. M. (2003, November). Leap of faith:  Discovering the wonder-full world of education. Presentation at A Global Dialogue, Cleveland, OH. [Sponsored by Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management, Positive Change Corps, and McDonald’s Corporation.]

Stavros, J. M. (2003, August). Business as an agent of world benefit (BAWB). Caucus session conducted at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Schiller, M., & Stavros, J.M. (2003, April). Global application of strength-base approaches in education (Pre-K through 12 Grade). Paper presented at the Midwest Academy of Management, St. Louis, MO.

Meda, A., & Stavros, J.M. (2003, May). Tendercare, Inc., A case study using appreciative inquiry. Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Information Exchange Conference, Williamsburg, VA.  [Co-winner of the Jack Gibb Award for best presentation.]

Meda, A., & Stavros, J.M. (2003, March). Cultivating a positive culture with appreciative inquiry. Paper presented at the Southwest Academy of Management Annual Conference, Houston, TX.

Stavros, J. M. (2002, October). Marketing strategies for boutique consulting firms. Paper presented at the AIC Annual Meeting, Seabrook Island, SC.

Castelli, P., Stavros, J.M., & Majewski, L. (2002, September). Direct measures for assessing student learning outcomes in the college of management. Paper presented at Lawrence Tech Annual Assessment Symposium, Southfield, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (2002, April). A collective discovery of our dreams to design a better destiny for tomorrow’s leaders. Presentation at the First Annual Spirit in Business Conference, New York City, NY. 

Stavros, J. M. (2002, April). Creating an interactive e-learning environment. Paper presented at the NASBITEs 15th Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Stavros, J. M. (2002, April). Globalization and the internet for SMEs. Paper presented at the 15th Annual Conference of the North American Small Business International Trade Educators, NASBITE, San Francisco, CA.

Stavros, J. M. (2001, July). Branding and national marketing. Presentation at the Annual Aerospace Imaging Conference, Sea Cloister, NC. 

Stavros, J. M. (2001, April). Discovering new ways in e-education using an appreciative inquiry. Presentation at the 14th Annual Conference of the North American Small Business International Trade Educators, NASBITE, Chicago, IL.

Stavros, J. M. (2001, April). Globalization and e-commerce MBA via distance learning. Presentation at the 14th Annual Conference of the North American Small Business International Trade Educators, NASBITE, Chicago, IL.

Stavros, J. M. (2001, January). Developmental stresses for NGO/NPO leadership. Panel discussant at the First Executive Doctorate Management Symposium , Cleveland, OH.

Stavros, J. M. (2000, November). Developing a framework for guiding capacity building using an appreciative style in NGOs. Paper presented at the 29th Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), New Orleans, LA.

Stavros, J. M., & Salipante, P. (2000, November). Organizational improvement for networks of nonprofit organizations: Capacity building lessons from an appreciative inquiry. Paper presented at the 29th Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), New Orleans, LA.

Stavros, J. M. (2000, November). Competing in the global marketplace:  Identifying and creating new opportunities for your company and yourself – building yourself from an appreciative core. Presentation at the Annual Women International Trade Conference, Southfield, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (2000, November). Partnering:  Opportunities and challenges – a distance learning joint venture between a private university and a public communication college. Presentation at the Sixth International Conference on Asynchronous Learning Networks, Adelphi, MD.

Stavros, J. M. (2000, November). Commercializing your technologies with a strategic marketing approach and tactics, GLiTECH. Presentation at the NASA Center, Cleveland, OH.   

Stavros, J. M. (2000, June). The global commercialization process of technology for the 21st century. Presentation at the NASA Glenn Garrett Morgan Commercialization Initiative, Helping Small Businesses Achieve A Competitive Advantage, Chicago, IL.

Stavros, J. M. (2000, April). Developing a results-driven strategic marketing plan: Power marketing. Paper presented at A Practical Guide to Starting and Running A Business, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Southfield, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (1999, June). Capacity building for international NGOs using an appreciative inquiry style. Paper presented at Case Western Reserve University’s Global Nonprofit Certificate Program, Cleveland, OH.

Stavros, J. M. (1998, April). Building your organization’s capacity to offer international trade programs and services – appreciative initiative method. Presentation at the 11th Annual Conference of the North American Small Business International Trade Educators, NASBITE, Fort Worth, TX.

Stavros, J. M. (1998, April). Helping small business to understand the export process. Presentation at the 11th Annual Conference of the North American Small Business International Trade Educators, NASBITE, Fort Worth, TX.

Stavros, J. M. (1998, March). Counseling small businesses through the export process and international business planning. Presentation at the Michigan Small Business Development Center Network’s Quarterly Meeting, Lansing, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (1998, January). For the big emerging markets: project opportunities in China and Hong Kong. Proceedings presented at the National Manufacturing Week Conference 1998, Chicago, IL.

Stavros, J. M. (1997, April). For the big emerging markets - project opportunities offer profits abroad. Presentation at the 10th Annual Conference of the North American Small Business International Trade Educators, NASBITE, Dallas, TX.

Stavros, J. M. (1997, April). How SBDCs can help small businesses access international markets. Presentation at the 10th Annual Conference of the North American Small Business International Trade Educators, NASBITE, Dallas, TX.

Stavros, J. M. (1997, April). BEMs and the $220 billion international procurement opportunities. Presentation at the 10th Annual Conference of the North American Small Business International Trade Educators, NASBITE, Dallas, TX.

Stavros, J. M. (1996, June). Great exportations: How to export your products and services: Developing your global business plan. Presentation at the Global Distributor Meeting of EOSAT, Maui, HI.

Stavros, J. M. (1996, June). How to prepare for small business loans: Preparing a bankable deal. Presentation at the Global Distributor Meeting of EOSAT, Maui, HI.

Stavros, J. M. (1996, May). The first step towards export success: Developing a foreign market entry plan. Presentation at the World Trade Week Conference and Exhibition, Detroit, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (1996, May). Helping small businesses access international markets and sources of assistance. Presentation at the 9th Annual Conference of the North American Small Business International Trade Educators, NASBITE, Niagara Fall, NY.

Stavros, J. M. (1996, May). Profits with opportunities abroad - accessing the $120 billion international procurement market. Presentation at the 9th Annual Conference of the North American Small Business International Trade Educators, NASBITE, Niagara Fall, NY.

Stavros, J. M. (1995, May). Developing your foreign market entry plan and three success stories. Presentation at World Trade Week, U.S. Department of Commerce and Foreign Commercial Services, Detroit, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (1993, September). How to coordinate international service providers and resources. Presentation at the Oakland County International Executive Roundtable, Troy, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (1993, September). How four businesses went international and what SBDCs can do. Paper presented at the Michigan SBDC 10 Year Anniversary Leadership Retreat, Detroit, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (1993, May). Putting it all together: Creating an export plan. Paper presented at AT&T: Exporting Your Services- You Can Be a Player in the Global Marketplace, Detroit, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (1993, March). How to access $120 billion in international procurement. Presentation at Women in International Trade, Southfield, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (1992, July). International connection. Presentation at the Michigan Department of Commerce - Minority Procurement Conference, Lansing, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (1992, July). How to research your markets. Presentation at the 1992 Summer Institute for Global Business Development Professionals, East Lansing, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (1992, May). Women going international: A new vision for the 1990s. Presentation at the Women Business Owners - Small Business Administration, Ann Arbor, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (1991, November). How to write a winning business plan. Paper presented at the National Distributive Education Club of America (DECA) Conference, Detroit, MI.

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Invited Presentations

Stavros, J. M. (2013, November). SOARing to positive transformation and change. Keynote address and workshop faciltator. Assumption University of Thailand, Graduate School of Business (ABAC-GSB) – Organization Development Summit 2013, Bangkok, Thailand.

Stavros, J. M. (2013, September). Leadership in action. Invited panel discussant of Doctorate in Management. 15th Annual DM Reunion, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.

Stavros, J. M. (2013, September). Embracing change: Learning to SOAR in an uncertain environment. Keynote address. Michigan Healthy Safety Net Symposium  2013, Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield, Lansing, MI.

Stavros, J. M., & Cole, M. L.(2013, June). SOAR: How leaders can create a strengths-based strategy. Invited presentation. National Multiple SclerosisSociety – Michigan Chapter, Leadership Development Program, Southfield, MI.

Stavros, J. M., & Cole, M. L.(2013, June). How to start and build a business. Invited presentation and panel discussion. LTU Entrepreneurial Collaboratory with City of Southfield, Southfield Chamber of Commerce, and Technology Highway Firm, Southfield, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (2013, April). Applying SOAR framework to building a strategy for community partnerships. Invited webinar. Local Land Services – A new initiative of the NSW State Government bringing three existing organisations into one to integrate and improve service delivery to NSW farmers and landholders, NSW, Australia.

Stavros, J. M. (2013, March). Presidential colloquium. Keynote address. Lawrence Tech Research Day 2013, Southfield, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (2013, March). Pathways to publishing: Creating a research and writing strategy. Invited presentation. TAOS Institute Forum Call, Sarasota, FL.

Stavros, J. M. (2010, July). SOAR to greatness: A strengths-based approach to building strategic capacity. Invited workshop facilitator. Sponsored by: John Loty & Associates, Cengage Learning, Australian Institute of Management, ISPI Sydney Chapter, and Hargraves Institute, Liverpool, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, and Brisbane, Australia.

Stavros, J. M. (2010, June). Exploring strategy through the SOAR framework. Invited presentation. Merry Mates, Birmingham, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (2010, March). Making a positive impact by learning to SOAR. Invited webinar. A virtual four-part series designed for Pearson Publishing employees and clients to help create self-directed teams for growth.

Stavros, J. M. (2010, February). Shared lessons in organizational excellence through SOAR: Building strengths-based strategy. Invited presentation. Leadership Oakland, Troy, MI.

Stavros, J. M., & Hinrichs, G. (2009, August). SOAR: Creating strengths-based strategy in government. Invited webinar. The Government Appreciative Inquiry Network (GAIN).

Stavros, J. M. (2009, June). Foundations of appreciation inquiry for special education teachers. Invited presentation. Oakland University’s Education Program, Macomb, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (2009, May). Leading change using appreciative inquiry. Invited presentation. Executive MBA Students at Davenport University, Livonia, MI.

Stavros, J. M., & Castelli, P.(2009, May). Facilitating reflective learning. Invited presentation. LTU College of Management Faculty Presentation, Southfield, MI. 

Stavros, J. M. (2009, April). Applications of appreciative inquiry in OD field. Invited presentation. The Department of Human Resource Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

Stavros, J. M. (2009, March). Strategic impact: Learning to SOAR. Invited workshop facilitator. Two-Day Workshop for the Federation of Child and Family Services of British Columbia at The Sutton Place Hotel, Vancouver, BC.

Stavros, J. M. (2008, February). Introduction to appreciative inquiry. Invited presentation. Davenport University’s Maine School of Business Publishers’ Forum, Grand Rapids, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (2008, January). A strengths-based whole system approach to strategy and strategic business planning. Invited presentation. Quantum Leaps U, Southfield, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (2007, August). Strategic impact: Creating results-oriented strategic plans. Invited workshop facilitator. Two-day workshop for Mobile Team Challenge, Knoxville, TN.

Stavros, J. M. (2007, June). Linking strategy to performance. Invited presentation. Leadership Institute of the American Dietetic Association at the Hyatt Regency Islandia Hotel, San Diego, CA.

Stavros, J. M. (2007, June). Using SOAR to achieve business results. Invited teleconference. Imagine Hewlett-Packard (HP) Community, Global Learning Network.

Stavros, J. M. (2007, March). Strategic impact: Inspiration to SOAR! Invited presentation. Gaining the Edge – Society of Women Engineers Professional Development Conference, DaimlerChrysler Headquarters, Auburn Hills, MI.

Stavros, J.M. (2007, February). Managing change. Invited presentation. A License to Lead, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (2006, November). Marketing your internal IT – soaring to success. Invited presentation. Society of Information Management Systems, Southfield, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (2006, July). Discovering the positive core of National City Bank. Invited presentation. National City Bank Lunch and Learn Program on Appreciative Inquiry, Troy, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (2006, June). A strategic inquiry with an appreciative intent:  Inspiration to SOAR! Invited teleconference. Hewlett Packard’s Organizational Global Learning Community.

Schiller, M., & Stavros, J. M. (2006, May). Introduction to appreciative inquiry, Invited workshop facilitator. Workshop for the Cathedral Foundation for the Center of Aging, Jacksonville, FL.

Stavros, J. M., & Glovis, M. (2006, March). SOARing into our future. Invited presentation. International ERP/SCM and PLM Divisional Meeting, Troy, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (2005, February). Developing useful strategic plans. Invited presentation. Roundtable for the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center Executive Learning Council, Plymouth, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (2005, January).  Appreciative inquiry.  Invited presentation. Detroit Chamber of Commerce CEO Roundtable, Detroit, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (2004, November).  Appreciative inquiry in healthcare. Invited presentation. The American College Gregg Conference, Bryn Mawr, PA.

Schiller, M., & Stavros, J. M. (2003, May). Foundations of appreciative inquiry: Transforming the girl scouts of United States of America. Invited workshop facilitator. Girl Scouts World Headquarters, New York City, NY.

Stavros, J. M. (2002, October). The impact of appreciative inquiry on employee engagement. Invited presentation. The United States Army, Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), Warren, MI. [Received a “Certificate of Appreciation” for Champions for Empowerment (2002-2003).]

Schiller, M., & Stavros, J. M. (2002, September). Celebrate the stories:  West Springfield public school systems – annual strategic planning retreat. Invited retreat facilitator. West Springfield, MA.

Stavros, J. M. (2000, December). Appreciative inquiry in action with total quality management systems.  Invited presentation. Association of Quality Practitioners Series, Livonia, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (2000, April). A strategic global analysis. Invited presentation. 21st Century Global Trade Mission, Livonia Public Schools, Livonia, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (2000, March). Introduction to the global economy & key issues. Invited presentation. 2000 Global Trade Mission, Oakland County Public Schools, Auburn Hills, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (1999, April). Why global business.  Invited presentation. President’s Virtual Trade Mission, Livonia Public Schools 1999 Global Business Seminar, Livonia, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (1998, April). Opportunities for projects and profits in China and Hong Kong.  Invited presentation. Doing Business in Hong Kong – The Gateway to China, Livonia, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (1998, April). Discovering our unifying values to build team spirit via appreciative inquiry. Facilitator & Core AI Team of United Way’s Community Leadership Conference, The Power of CommUNITY, Atlanta, GA.

Stavros, J. M. (1998, January). Building the united way team:  An appreciative learning opportunity.  Invited facilitator. The United Way Conference Global Excellence in Management (GEM) Team, 1998 United Way Staff Leaders Conference, Birmingham, AL.

Stavros, J. M. (1997, September). Capacity building: Beyond organizational capacity. Invited presentation. A Conference/Workshop for Development PVOs - Building Capacity in Partnership, Washington, DC.

Stavros, J. M. (1997, August). How Michigan job’s commission can build capacity to service client markets.  Invited presentation. Business Development Center, Schoolcraft College, Livonia, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (1996, October). Non-governmental organizations - a link to building civil society.  Invited presentation. Middlesex University, London, England.

Stavros, J. M. (1996, September). De-mystifying the export maze. Invited presentation. Global Business Series, Southfield, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (1996, July). Marketing for the 21st century.  Invited presentation. Customized Trainers' Summer Conference for Michigan Community Colleges, Traverse City, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (1995, February). Global business: One year after NAFTA.  Invited presentation. WWJ (950-Newsradio) Business Breakfast, Dearborn, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (1995, January). International education - how to internationalize your curriculum.  Invited presentation. Schoolcraft College Faculty and Staff Professional Development, Livonia, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (1994, May). Developing your international strategy and foreign market entry plan. Invited presentation. World Trade Week, U.S. Department of Commerce & Foreign Commercial Services, Detroit, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (1994, April). Internationalizing your curriculum. Keynote address. 13th Annual International Education Conference, Ypsilanti, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (1993, December). How to export your product. Invited presentation. International Passport Series - Level One Certification, Phase Three International Logistics and Documentation, Walsh College, Troy, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (1993, November). Foreign projects offer opportunities abroad. Invited presentation. International Passport Series - Level One Certification, Phase Two - International Finance, Walsh College, Troy, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (1993, October). International marketing for small businesses. Invited presentation. International Passport Series - Level One Certification, Phase One - International Marketing, Walsh College, Troy, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (1993, March). Marketing communications and basics of a successful business. Invited presentation. Business Enterprise Development Center, Troy, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (1993, January). The export process. Invited presentation. Senator Riegle's Export Workshop, The University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (1992, November). International business planning. Invited presentation. International Trade Executive Program, Detroit, MI.

Stavros, J. M. (1992, September).  International trade services - public and private. Invited presentation. How to Begin, Increase, and Maintain Your International Sales, Michigan Consolidated Gas Company, Detroit, MI.

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Interviews

“Lawrence Technological University’s College of Management’s Updated Programs” Indian News Express – July 2, 2013.

“Building Strengths-based Strategy” for Circles of Change: Where  Your Path is Created by Walking on It with Dr. Zara Larsen (Saturday, November 20, 2010, 1:00-1:30pm) on 104.1 FM or www.1041thetruth.com

“Business Analysis Tools:  SOAR as an Alternative to SWOT”, Radio Interview on Andrew Thorn Radio Show – San Diego, CA, September 20, 2010.

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Supplemental Material for Coursework

Stavros, J.M. (2001).  Corporate governance in the next millennium:  A stakeholder’s approach. A case study designed for LTU’s CI-MBA Program Module #5 On-Line Component, Southfield, MI.

Stavros, J.M. (2000).  Appreciative executive leadership. An interactive case study designed for LTU’s CI-MBA Program Module #5 On-Line Module Component, Southfield, MI.

Stavros, J.M. (1997). Capacity building from the ground using appreciative inquiry: The case of paradigm interplay in building organizational excellence. Case Western Reserve University - Executive Doctorate Program, Cleveland, OH.  [Received a Scholarship for the final year of the EDM Program.]

Stavros, J.M. (1997). A comparative approach of environmental legal systems and ngos: A case study of the United States and Mexico. Case Western Reserve University - Executive Doctorate Program, Cleveland, OH. 

Stavros, J.M. (1997). Trade, policy and environment: sustainable urban development. Case Western Reserve University – Executive Doctorate Program, Cleveland, OH.  [Research used in on-line courses in International Business and Management.]

Stavros, J.M. (1996). Going the distance with distance learning and on-line technologies. Case Western Reserve University - Executive Doctorate Program, Cleveland, OH.  [Published results in CWRU Magazine and presentation made at Professional Development Roundtable in 1997 at Madonna University.]

Stavros, J.M. (1996). The three major global institutional players in today’s world arena. Case Western Reserve University - Executive Doctorate Program, Cleveland, OH.  [Article used in INB 608:  International Perspectives Course.]

Stavros, J.M., & Johnson, S. (1996). Technological innovation and diffusion in Cleveland’s aerospace industry. Case Western Reserve University - Executive Doctorate Program, Cleveland, OH.

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Grants

Pre-Proposals

Moudgil, V., Cole, M., Stavros, J.M., & Brucki, M. (2013, Spring). SOARing from pediatric obesity to a healthy community. [White paper as phase one of a grant proposal with Lawrence Tech, City of Southfield, Southfield Public Schools, and St. John Providence as shareholders.]

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Reviewer/Editorial Work

Journal Articles

International Journal of Training and Development. Special Issues Editor, organization development, positive organizational scholarship, and change (March 2011).

AI Practitioner: International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry. Special Issues Editor (November 2003, August 2007, and May 2008).

Phlypo-price, K. (2003). The knowledge management domain. [Edited white paper.] 

 

Books (Manuscripts reviewed)

Shaked, D. (2013). Strength-based lean six sigma: Building positive and engaging business improvement. Philadelphia: Kogan Page Publishers

Watkins, J. M., Mohr, B., & Kelly, R. (2011). Appreciative inquiry: Change at the speed of imagination (2nd ed.). San Francisco: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

Cameron, K. (2013). Practicing positive leadership. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Schein, E. (2013). Humble inquiry: The gentle art of asking instead of telling. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Adams, M. (2013). Teaching that changes lives: 12 mindset tools for igniting the love of learning. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Jolles, R. (2013). How to change minds: The art of influence without manipulation. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Malhotra, D. (2011). I moved your cheese: For those who refuse to live as mice in someone else’s maze. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Whitney, D., & Trosten-Bloom, A. (2010). The power of appreciative inquiry: A practical guide to positive change (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Salerno, A., & Brock, L. (2008). The change cycle: How people can survive and thrive in organizational change. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Anderson, H., Cooperrider, D., Gergen, K., Gergen, M., McNamee, S., Magruder Watkins, J., & Whitney, D. (2008). The appreciative organization (Revised ed.). Chagrin Falls, OH: Taos Institute Publications.

Barrett, F. J., & Fry, R. E. (2005). Appreciative inquiry: A positive approach to building cooperative capacity. Chagrin Falls, OH: Taos Institute Publications.

Thatchenkery, T. (2005). Appreciative sharing of knowledge: Leveraging knowledge management for strategic change. Chagrin Falls, OH: Taos Institute Publications.

Gergen, K. J., & Gergen, M. (2004). Social construction: Entering the dialogue. Chagrin Falls, OH: Taos Institute Publications.

Ludema, J. D., Whitney, D., Mohr, B., & Griffin, T. J. (2003). The appreciative inquiry summit: A practitioner’s guide for leading large-group change. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Whitney, D., & Trosten-Bloom, A. (2003). The power of appreciative inquiry: A practical guide to positive change. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

McCue, S. S. (2001). Trade secrets: The export answer book (3rd ed.). Detroit, MI: Michigan Small Business Development Center. [Contributing editor]

 

Conference Papers

Academy of Management (AOM) Reviewer – 2007-Present

  • Organization Development and Change Division
  • Business Policy and Strategy Division
  • Management Consulting Division
  • Social Issues in Management Division
  • Research Methods

Southern Management Academy (SMA) Reviewer – Fall Conference 2012

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Impact--Works Cited

Work Cited from Books Published
Determined by search of book titles in “Google Scholar”.

Rothwell, W. J., Stavros, J. M., Sullivan, R. L., & Sullivan, A. (Eds.). (2010). Practicing organization development: A guide for leading change (3rd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers. Cited by 76.

Stavros, J.M., & Hinrichs, G. (2009). Thin book of SOAR: Building strengths based strategy. Bend, OR: Thin Book Publishing. Cited by 24.

Cooperrider, D. L., Whitney, D., & Stavros, J. M. (2008). Appreciative inquiry handbook (2nd ed.). Brunswick, OH: Crown Custom Publishing, Inc.  Cited by 197.

Cooperrider, D. L., Whitney, D., & Stavros, J. M. (2008). Essentials of appreciative inquiry. Brunswick, OH: Crown Custom Publishing, Inc. Cited by 7.

Stavros, J. M., & Torres, C. B. (2005). Dynamic relationships: Unleashing the power of appreciative inquiry in daily living. Chagrin Falls, OH: Taos Institute Publishing. Cited by 23.

Cooperrider, D. L., Whitney, D., & Stavros, J. M. (2003). Appreciative inquiry handbook (1st ed.). Cleveland, OH: Lakeshore Publications. Cited by 461.

 

Work Cited from Individuals Who Contacted Me
Determined by those who have sent me complimentary copy of a book or their dissertation, my published work on SOAR and/or AI has appeared in the following books and dissertations.

Books

Shaked, D. (2013). Strengths-based lean six sigma, Kogan Page Publishers.

Cockell, J. & McArthur, B. (2012).  Appreciative inquiry in higher education: A transformative force, Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Watkins, J., Mohr, B., & Kelly, R. (2012). Appreciative inquiry: Change at the speed of imagination, Pfeiffer Publishers.

Laszlo, C. & Zhexembayeva N. (2011). Embedded sustainability: The next big competitive advantage, Stanford Press.

 

Dissertations

Applied Experiences of the SOAR Framework by Association Management and Foundation Executives, (June 2013) in dissertation by Steven W. Swafford, CEO, Leadership Outfitters, LLC, Santa Monica, CA,  Graziadio Business School, Pepperdine University, CA.

The Paradigm Interplay of Capacity Building and Organization Development, (2013) in dissertation of Robert Harris, PhD in Organizational Development Program, Benedictine University, Lisle, IL.

A Study of Integration of Problem-based and Strengths-based Methods, (2012) in dissertation by Nick Dayton, Taos/Tilburg PhD Program, Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands.

The Implementation of an Appreciative Inquiry-Focused Strategic Planning in a Baptist Church, (2012) in master thesis by Akpene Ama Atiedu, Graziadio Business School, Pepperdine University, CA.

A Mixed Methods Study in the Expression of Flow, SOAR, and Motivation: Developing Individual Transcendence within the Delivery of Complex Systems Integration Projects, (May 2012) in dissertation by Michael Glovis, College of Management, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI.

Executive and Professional Coaching Provided by Internal Coaches: Analysis of Strengths and Impact on Clients, (2011) in dissertation by Dawn Newman, PhD in Organizational Development Program, Benedictine University, Lisle, IL.

The Effect of Appreciative Inquiry as Organizational Development Intervention on Organizational Planning and Service Quality Improvement in St. Francis School (ICSE), (2011) in dissertation by  Chandramouli More, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Department of Sociology and Social Work and Holt Romania Foundation.

An Appreciative Exploration of Strategic Capacity and the Impact of the SOAR Framework in Building Strategic Capacity, (May 2010) in dissertation by Patricia Malone, College of Management, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI.

A Study of the Direct and Meditational Effects of the SOAR Framework, Trust, and Environmental Management Systems on Chemical Management Services Supplier Performance at Haas TCM Group, (May 2009) in dissertation by Joseph Sprangel, College of Management, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI.

Life Giving Workforce Design: An Organization Construction that Generates Energy and Capacity for Organizational Effectiveness, (May 2009) in dissertation by Barry Halm, PhD in Organizational Development Program, Benedictine University, Lisle, IL.

 

Special Projects:

Building the Foundation: Partnering for Excellence and Equity, U.S. Department of Education, School-wide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) – www.swiftschools.org used the Thin Book of

SOAR in planning process to develop the largest ever funded DOE – Office of Special Education Program (June-July 2013).  Conference July 22-26, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Branding your Career Marketing Strategy used SOAR to help CareerBuilder’s career seekers clientele – new product (May 24, 2013).

 

Work Cited in Peer Reviewed Articles, Proceedings, Editorial Material, and Book Reviews
Determined by a search of Stavros, J. and Stavros, J.M. in “Web of Science, Science Citation Index” at http://thomsonreuters.com/science-citation-index-expanded/  (71 citations from 2005-2013)

 

Adler, N. J., & Harzing, A. W. (2009). When Knowledge Wins: Transcending the Sense and Nonsense of Academic Rankings. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 8(1), 72-95.

Alcock, G. A., More, N. S., Patil, S., Porel, M., Vaidya, L., & Osrin, D. (2009). Community-based health programmes: role perceptions and experiences of female peer facilitators in Mumbai's urban slums. Health Education Research, 24(6), 957-966. doi: 10.1093/her/cyp038

Aldred, R. (2011). From community participation to organizational therapy? World Cafe and Appreciative Inquiry as research methods. Community Development Journal, 46(1), 57-71. doi: 10.1093/cdj/bsp039

Ammentorp, J., Jensen, H. I., & Uhrenfeldt, L. (2013). Danish Health Professionals' Experiences of Being Coached: A Pilot Study. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 33(1), 41-47. doi: 10.1002/chp.21157

Becker, W. S. (2012). Organization Development: A Practitioner's Guide for OD and HR. Personnel Psychology, 65(4), 927-930. doi: 10.1111/peps.12006_1

Biswas-Diener, R., Kashdan, T. B., & Minhas, G. (2011). A dynamic approach to psychological strength development and intervention. Journal of Positive Psychology, 6(2), 106-118. doi: 10.1080/17439760.2010.545429

Bloodgood, J. M., & Chilton, M. A. (2012). Performance implications of matching adaption and innovation cognitive style with explicit and tacit knowledge resources. Knowledge Management Research & Practice, 10(2), 106-117. doi: 10.1057/kmrp.2012.3

Boelen, C., & Woollard, R. (2011). Social accountability: The extra leap to excellence for educational institutions. Medical Teacher, 33(8), 614-619. doi: 10.3109/0142159x.2011.590248

Boyd, N. M., & Bright, D. S. (2007). Appreciative inquiry as a mode of action research for community psychology. Journal of Community Psychology, 35(8), 1019-1036. doi: 10.1002/jcop.20208

Bright, D. S., Alzola, M., Stansbury, J., & Stavros, J. M. (2011). Virtue Ethics in Positive Organizational Scholarship: An Integrative Perspective. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences-Revue Canadienne Des Sciences De L Administration, 28(3), 231-243. doi: 10.1002/cjas.199

Bright, D. S., & Fry, R. E. (2013). Introduction: Building Ethical, Virtuous Organizations. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 49(1), 5-12. doi: 10.1177/0021886312473574

Burdick, W. P., Diserens, D., Friedman, S. R., Morahan, P. S., Kalishman, S., Eklund, M. A., Norcini, J. J. (2010). Measuring the effects of an international health professions faculty development fellowship: the FAIMER Institute. Medical Teacher, 32(5), 414-421. doi: 10.3109/01421590903394587

Burow, O. A. (2008). Picture knowledge as source of effective personal and organisational development - how the organisation is in the creative field. Gruppendynamik Und Organisationsberatung, 39(4), 391-408. doi: 10.1007/s11612-008-0041-z

Bushe, G. R. (2010). A comparative case study of appreciative inquiries in one organization: implications for practice. Revista De Cercetare Si Interventie Sociala, 29, 7-24.

Bushe, G. R., & Marshak, R. J. (2009). Revisioning Organization Development Diagnostic and Dialogic Premises and Patterns of Practice. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 45(3), 348-368. doi: 10.1177/0021886309335070

Clarke, D., Werestiuk, K., Schoffner, A., Gerard, J., Swan, K., Jackson, B., . . . Probizanski, S. (2012). Achieving the perfect handoff' in patient transfers: building teamwork and trust. Journal of Nursing Management, 20(5), 592-598. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2012.01400.x

Cooperrider, D. L. (2012). The concentration effect of strengths: How the whole system "AI" summit brings out the best in human enterprise. Organizational Dynamics, 41(2), 106-117. doi: 10.1016/j.orgdyn.2012.01.004

Cowling, W. R., & Swartout, K. M. (2011). Wholeness and Life Patterning Unitary Foundations for a Healing Praxis. Advances in Nursing Science, 34(1), 51-66. doi: 10.1097/ANS.0b013e3182094497

Cronin, K. (2008). The privatization of public talk: a New Zealand case study on the use of dialogue for civic engagement in biotechnology governance. New Genetics and Society, 27(3), 285-299. doi: 10.1080/14636770802326950

D'Arcy, C., Turner, C., Crockett, B., & Gridley, H. (2012). Where's the feminism in mothering? Journal of Community Psychology, 40(1), 27-43. doi: 10.1002/jcop.20493

DeVoe, J. E., Nordin, T., Kelly, K., Duane, M., Lesko, S., Saccocio, S. C., & Lesser, L. I. (2011). Having and Being a Personal Physician: Vision of the Pisacano Scholars. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 24(4), 463-468. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2011.04.100293

Dick, B. (2009). Action research literature 2006-2008 Themes and trends. Action Research, 7(4), 423-441. doi: 10.1177/1476750309350701

Dick, B. (2011). Action research literature 2008-2010: Themes and trends. Action Research, 9(2), 122-143. doi: 10.1177/1476750310388055

Dickey, J., & Ungerleider, R. (2007). Managing the demands of professional life. Cardiology in the Young, 17, 138-144. doi: 10.1017/s1047951107001242

Dunkle, J., & Flynn, P. (2012). Speech-Language Pathologists and the Common Core Standards Initiative: An Opportunity for Leadership and Organizational Change. Seminars in Speech and Language, 33(2), 102-110. doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1310311

Flint, A., Oxley, A., Helm, P., & Bradley, S. (2009). Preparing for success: one institution's aspirational and student focused response to the National Student Survey. Teaching in Higher Education, 14(6), 607-618. doi: 10.1080/13562510903315035

Fouche, C., & Light, G. (2011). An Invitation to Dialogue 'The World Cafe' In Social Work Research. Qualitative Social Work, 10(1), 28-48. doi: 10.1177/1473325010376016

Gebo, E., Boyes-Watson, C., & Pinto-Wilson, S. (2010). Reconceptualizing organizational change in the Comprehensive Gang Model. Journal of Criminal Justice, 38(2), 166-173. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2010.02.007

Gursoy, D., Maier, T. A., & Chi, C. G. (2008). Generational differences: An examination of work values and generational gaps in the hospitality workforce. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 27(3), 448-458. doi: 10.1016/j.ijhm.2007.11.002

Haigh, M. (2011). Invitational Education: Theory, Research and Practice. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 35(2), 299-309. doi: 10.1080/03098265.2011.554115

Havens, D. S., Wood, S. O., & Leeman, J. (2006). Improving nursing practice and patient care - Building capacity with appreciative inquiry. Journal of Nursing Administration, 36(10), 463-470. doi: 10.1097/00005110-200610000-00007

Helmfrid, H., Haden, A., & Ljung, M. (2008). The Role of Action Research (AR) in environmental research: Learning from a local organic food and farming research project. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 21(2), 105-131. doi: 10.1007/s11213-007-9088-y

Hoekstra, A., & Korthagen, F. (2011). Teacher Learning in a Context of Educational Change: Informal Learning Versus Systematically Supported Learning. Journal of Teacher Education, 62(1), 76-92. doi: 10.1177/0022487110382917

Kelly, T. (2010). A positive approach to change: the role of appreciative inquiry in library and information organisations. Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 41(3), 163-177.

Klatt, M., Harpster, K., Browne, E., White, S., & Case-Smith, J. (2013). Feasibility and preliminary outcomes for Move-Into-Learning: An arts-based mindfulness classroom intervention. Journal of Positive Psychology, 8(3), 233-241. doi: 10.1080/17439760.2013.779011

Lambrechts, F., Grieten, S., Bouwen, R., & Corthouts, F. (2009). Process Consultation Revisited Taking a Relational Practice Perspective. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 45(1), 39-58. doi: 10.1177/0021886308326563

Lazic, J., Radenovic, M., Arnfield, A., & Janic, D. (2011). Implementation of a nurse education programme in paediatric oncology using appreciative inquiry: A single center experience in Belgrade, Serbia. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 15(5), 524-527. doi: 10.1016/j.ejon.2011.02.002

Leng, E. Y., Ali, W., Mahmud, R. B., & Baki, R. (2010). Computer games development experience and appreciative learning approach for creative process enhancement. Computers & Education, 55(3), 1131-1144. doi: 10.1016/j.compedu.2010.05.011

Madrid, F. P. (2008). Appreciative Inquiry: a new method to discover, create, share, and implement knowledge to change government and nongovernmental institutions. Revista De Cercetare Si Interventie Sociala, 20, 19-35.

Mallen, C., Adams, L., Stevens, J., & Thompson, L. (2010). Environmental Sustainability in Sport Facility Management: A Delphi Study. European Sport Management Quarterly, 10(3), 367-389. doi: 10.1080/16184741003774521

Mills, M. J., Fleck, C. R., & Kozikowski, A. (2013). Positive psychology at work: A conceptual review, state-of-practice assessment, and a look ahead. Journal of Positive Psychology, 8(2), 153-164. doi: 10.1080/17439760.2013.776622

Moore, S. M. (2012). The European HANDOVER project: the role of nursing. Bmj Quality & Safety, 21, 6-8. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2012-001253

Moore, S. M., & Charvat, J. (2007). Promoting health behavior change using appreciative inquiry - Moving from deficit models to affirmation models of care. Family & Community Health, 30(1), S64-S74.

More, C. (2011). The effect of Appreciative Inquiry as organizational development intervention on organizational planning and service quality improvement in St. Francis School (ICSE). Revista De Cercetare Si Interventie Sociala, 33, 27-43.

Mygdal, W. K. (2006). Thanksgiving thoughts: Remembering to appreciate. Family Medicine, 38(1), 11-12.

Nyaupane, G. P., & Poudel, S. (2011). Linkages among biodiversity, livelihood, and tourism. Annals of Tourism Research, 38(4), 1344-1366. doi: 10.1016/j.annals.2011.03.006

Nyaupane, G. P., & Poudel, S. (2012). Application of appreciative inquiry in tourism research in rural communities. Tourism Management, 33(4), 978-987. doi: 10.1016/j.tourman.2011.10.009

Onyett, S. (2011). Revisiting job satisfaction and burnout in community mental health teams. Journal of Mental Health, 20(2), 198-209. doi: 10.3109/09638237.2011.556170

Oral, M. (2012). Action research contextualizes DEA in a multi-organizational decision-making process. Expert Systems with Applications, 39(7), 6503-6513. doi: 10.1016/j.eswa.2011.12.054

Page, K. M., & Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2013). The Working for Wellness Program: RCT of an Employee Well-Being Intervention. Journal of Happiness Studies, 14(3), 1007-1031. doi: 10.1007/s10902-012-9366-y

Palermo, C., Hughes, R., & McCall, L. (2010). An evaluation of a public health nutrition workforce development intervention for the nutrition and dietetics workforce. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 23(3), 244-253. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-277X.2010.01069.x

Palermo, C., Hughes, R., & McCall, L. (2011). A qualitative evaluation of an Australian public health nutrition workforce development intervention involving mentoring circles. Public Health Nutrition, 14(8), 1458-1465. doi: 10.1017/s1368980010002491

Palermo, C., Robinson, C., Robertson, K., & Hii, S. (2012). Approaches for prioritising the nutritional needs of refugee communities. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 18(1), 11-16. doi: 10.1071/py11008

Poland, B., & Dooris, M. (2010). A green and healthy future: the settings approach to building health, equity and sustainability. Critical Public Health, 20(3), 281-298. doi: 10.1080/09581596.2010.502931

Pretorius, J. P. H., Du Toit, D. S., Martin, C., & Daries, G. (2013). ABBA: An Educational Appreciation. Journal of Aesthetic Education, 47(1), 72-103.

Redman-MacLaren, M. L., MacLaren, D. J., Solomon, J., Muse, A., Asugeni, R., Harrington, H., . . . Clough, A. R. (2010). Research workshop to research work: initial steps in establishing health research systems on Malaita, Solomon Islands. Health Research Policy and Systems, 8. doi: 10.1186/1478-4505-8-33

Roux, D. J., Rogers, K. H., Biggs, H. C., Ashton, P. J., & Sergeant, A. (2006). Bridging the science-management divide: Moving from unidirectional knowledge transfer to knowledge interfacing and sharing. Ecology and Society, 11(1).

Russell, K. (2008). Evidence-based practice and organizational development in libraries. Library Trends, 56(4), 910-930.

Sadler-Smith, E. (2013). Toward Organizational Environmental Virtuousness. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 49(1), 123-148. doi: 10.1177/0021886312471856

Schaffer, R. H. (2012). Nonprofit and university strategic partnerships to strengthen the sector. Nonprofit Management & Leadership, 23(1), 105-119. doi: 10.1002/nml.21057

Schoeman, K., & van den Berg, J. A. (2011). An appreciation for the positive! Appreciative engagement as congregational process and congregational- and pastoral lens. Hts Teologiese Studies-Theological Studies, 67(2). doi: 10.4102/hts.v67i2.887

Seiling, J. G. (2008). The role of the customer advocate: Contextual and task performance as advocacy participation. Journal of Management & Organization, 14(2), 127-140.

Sekerka, L. E., & Stimel, D. (2011). How durable is sustainable enterprise? Ecological sustainability meets the reality of tough economic times. Business Horizons, 54(2), 115-124. doi: 10.1016/j.bushor.2010.09.006

Sherwood, G. (2006). Appreciative leadership - Building customer-driven partnerships. Journal of Nursing Administration, 36(12), 551-557. doi: 10.1097/00005110-200612000-00003

Stoller, J. K. (2009). Developing Physician-Leaders: A Call to Action. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 24(7), 876-878. doi: 10.1007/s11606-009-1007-8

Stowell, F. (2013). The Appreciative Inquiry Method-A Suitable Candidate for Action Research? Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 30(1), 15-30. doi: 10.1002/sres.2117

Thun, B., & Kelloway, E. K. (2011). Virtuous Leaders: Assessing Character Strengths in the Workplace. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences-Revue Canadienne Des Sciences De L Administration, 28(3), 270-283. doi: 10.1002/cjas.216

Trajkovski, S., Schmied, V., Vickers, M., & Jackson, D. (2013). Implementing the 4D cycle of appreciative inquiry in health care: a methodological review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69(6), 1224-1234. doi: 10.1111/jan.12086

Turkel, M. C., Ferket, K., Reidinger, G., & Beatty, D. E. (2008). Building a nursing research fellowship in a community hospital. Nursing Economics, 26(1), 26-34.

van Vuuren, L. J., & Crous, F. (2005). Utilising appreciative inquiry (AI) in creating a shared meaning of ethics in organisations. Journal of Business Ethics, 57(4), 399-412. doi: 10.1007/s10551-004-7307-3

Watts, J., Horton, D., Douthwaite, B., La Rovere, R., Thiele, G., Prasad, S., & Staver, C. (2008). Transforming impact assessment: Beginning the quiet revolution of institutional learning and change. Experimental Agriculture, 44(1), 21-35. doi: 10.1017/s0014479707005960

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Institutional Service

College of Management Committee Service

  • Mission and Strategic Planning (Chair, Fall 2011 – Present)
  • Curriculum and Development (Fall 2012 – Present)
  • Faculty Development (Fall 2012 – Present)
  • AACSB (Spring 2011 – Present)
  • MBA Review Committee (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012)
  • PhD Taskforce Member (2011-2012)
  • Dean Search (Chair, Fall 2011)
  • Faculty Council (Member: 2005-2007, 2011 – 2013; Chair  2007-2008/2012-2013)
  • Faculty Searches (Fall 2010 – Present)
  • Center for Global Leadership and Understanding – Research/Program Responsibilities (2009-2011)     
  • Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) Program (Vice-Chair: 2003-2006)

University Service

  • Administrative Council Retreat – Facilitator (Spring 2013)
  • Faculty Senate Member (Fall 2012 – Present)
  • Design Thinking Task Force (Fall 2012 – Present)
  • Research Support Services Committee (RSSC) (Spring 2012 – Present)
  • Mentor for New Faculty Members (Fall 2012 – Present)
  • Sustainability in Education (Fall 2009 – Present)
  • Leadership Development Task Force (Fall 2003 – Spring 2004)
  • E-Learning (2002-2007)

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Academic Affiliations

Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI. 2000 - Present
A private university with a student population 4300 students

Associate Professor – MBA, CI-MBA, DBA, SSCF and International Programs

Teach graduate and doctoral level courses in strategy, organization development and change, Appreciative Inquiry, globalization/international business, sustainability, qualitative research methods, applied research design and techniques, marketing management, strategic management, and leading organizational change (formats: traditional and compressed courses, weekend, hybrid/blended, and on-line courses).

Teach in Specialty (SSCF) and International Programs (Toronto and Vancouver).

Chair dissertation work in organization development, change, strategy, sustainability, and leadership.

Advise students in DBA, MBA, and GLM-SSCF programs.

 

Academic/Administrative Appointments

Interim Associate Dean (July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012)

Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) Program Director (2009-Present)

Adjunct Faculty/Faculty Development Coordinator (January 2009-May 2011)

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program Director (2007-2009)

Director of Education Centers for Plymouth, TACOM, Macomb, and Northern Michigan (Fall 2001- Summer 2004)

Interim Director of Information and Technology and Distance Learning Operations (Fall 2000-2001)

 
Madonna University, Livonia, MI. 1995 - 2000
A private university with a student population 4900 students
 
Taught graduate (MBA and MSBA) and undergraduate courses and developed seminars in Appreciative Inquiry, strategic management, international business, marketing, leadership, quality and management, and organization development and change (both traditional, weekend and distance learning courses).

Taught in Taiwan, China, and Korea exchange programs.

Developed internship programs and work with business community in student recruitment and placement.

Recruited and advised both undergraduate and graduate students in business curriculum, cooperative education programs, independent students, global experiences, internships, and Master thesis projects.

Established partnership with U.S. Small Business Administration's Export Technical Assistance Partnership (E-TAP) Program.

Created six new seminars:  Quality Systems, QS 9000 and ISO 9000, International Business Perspectives, Brunch with the Experts: Great Exportations, Corporate Governance, Leadership and Future Planning, and Appreciative Inquiry:  A Positive Approach to Leading & Managing Organizations.

Academic/Administrative Appointments

Director of Association of Quality Participation (AQP) Program.

Faculty Liaison of two on-line learning programs: OMNIBUS and Cohort On-line Program (COP).

School of Business Committee Service

Professional Development, Chairperson (1998 – 2000)

Undergraduate Curriculum Team (1997-1998)

Graduate Curriculum Team (1995-1997)

Business Outreach (1995-1996)

Malcolm Baldridge Committee (1995-1997)

University Committee Service

International Advisory Board (1999 – 2000)

Professional Development (1996 – 2000)

Participated in Annual Fall Fund-raiser Corporate Campaign for University (1995-1997)

Department of Education Title 6A/6B (1995-1998)

 

VISITING SCHOLAR/FACULTY AFFILIATE

William Davidson Institute (WDI), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Fall 2013-Present

“Leading Strategic Change”, Strategic Management Program – Executive MBA Program, Stockholm School of Economics, Riga, Latvia (May 26-28, 2014).

“Positive Approaches to Leadership”, Executive Development Unit for Eczacibasi Group, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey (March 7-8, 2014).

Benedictine University, School of Business, Lisle, IL. January 2010-Present

“Group Dynamics Using Appreciative Inquiry and SOAR in a POS Lens”, PhD in Organization Development Program (December 8-9, 2012). 

“Qualitative Research Design and Techniques”, PhD in Organization Development Program (January 30-31, 2010). 

University of Detroit – Mercy, Detroit, MI,Mindful Leadership Development” (February 11, 2010).

University of Illinois – Champaign, IL, “Advanced OD: Appreciative Inquiry and SOAR Framework” (October 2009).

 

ADJUNCT TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI. 1998 – 2000

International Business Perspectives (MGT 6053)

Strategic Management & Leadership Module (MGT 6063/MGT 6013)

Business Management Module – Marketing, and Globalization (MKT 6013/MGT6053)

 

Walsh College, Troy, MI. 1993 - 1995

Advanced Marketing Strategy, International Business, and Global Case Strategy

(U.S. S.B.A. District & Regional Small Business Institute Award for Best Case Study)

 

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. 1991 - 1993

Special Issues in International Business

 

Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI. 1989 - 1991

Public Relations, Small Business Mgt., U.S. & Japanese Mgt. Styles, and Marketing

 

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PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Sigma Iota Epsilon – LTU Chapter (2010-Present)
  • MBAA-North American Management Society (NAMS) (2007-Present)
  • Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship (2006-Present)
  • Organization Development Institute (2006-Present)
  • Organization Development Network (2004 – Present)
  • Taos Institute (Associate Member – May 2003 to Present and Editor of Focus Book Series)
  • Appreciative Inquiry Consulting, LLC (Interim Global Council Board Member, 2002-2004, member 2002-Present)
  • Academy of Management (2000 – Present)
  • National Association for Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE – Board of Governors)
  • Michigan Quality Council
  • Michigan District Export Council (M-DEC) - Committee work: National Export Strategy, U.S. Export Assistance Centers (USEACs), and Marketing and Communications of USEACs
  • U.S. D.O.C. & F.C.S. Advisory Committee of Michigan Export Promotion Infrastructure
  • Small Business Development Center Advisory Committee
  • American Marketing Association

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Professional Experience

Selected Consulting Activities

  • NorthwestOne – Assisted with developing a workbook on Strategy Simplified to deliver SOAR-based workshops to insurance industry
  • Edsel and Eleanor Ford Foundation – Executive Development & Whole Systems Strategic Plan w/SOAR Framework
  • Northern Essex Community College – Whole Systems Strategic Plan w/SOAR Framework
  • Jefferson Wells – Strategy and Employee Engagement
  • National Education Association (NEA) – Annual Strategic Retreat w/Appreciative Inquiry
  • Girl Scouts of United States of America – Strategic Re-Organization Using Appreciative Inquiry
  • National Association of Prevention Again Cruelty of Animals – Appreciative Inquiry
  • Canton Public School Systems – Strategic Planning and Community Redevelopment
  • General Motors – Mexico – Appreciative Inquiry and Cultural Integration
  • Industrial Construction, Cleveland, OH – ISO 9000 & QS 9000 Training and Registration and Strategic Marketing
  • HCR-Manorcare, Toledo, OH – Appreciative Team Building
  • Business Development Center, Schoolcraft College, Livonia, MI – Strategic Planning Built Upon an Appreciative Foundation, Export Assistance, ISO 9000/QS 9000 and Training
  • Global Marketing Insights, Brecksville, OH – Appreciative Inquiry, Strategic Planning and Training Activities
  • ERIM International, Ann Arbor, MI – Strategic Planning from a nonprofit organization to a for-profit organization and ISO 9000 Quality Manual Project
  • Tuffy Mufflers – Strategic Planning & Appreciative Inquiry
  • Karmazin Products – Foreign Market Entry Planning and ISO 9000 and QS 9000 training

 

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Positions Held

CAEtech, Livonia, MI. 1995 - 1996

A $16 MM engineering, information, and contract labor services firms specializing in automotive industry and government contracting

Director of International Business Development

  • Responsible for new commercial/government development.
  • Developed marketing information systems for engineering and information technology areas.
  • Client manager for Big 3 and Tier One Suppliers.
  • Participated in quality programs – QS 9000 and achieved Ford Ql Award.

 

P.S. Innovations, Brighton, MI. 1987 - 1995

A consulting practice offering strengths-based approaches to leading and sustaining strategic change.

Principal

  • Worked with organizations in leading change and building strategic capacity using Appreciative Inquiry, Strategic Impact - SOAR Framework, strategies and structures; strategic management and leadership; marketing, sales and business development; team building; and globalization of products/services.
  • Developed customize training programs.
  • Provided strengths-based coaching for professional and personal development.
  • Coach organizations in creating and developing quality programs to meet global standards such as ISO 9000 and QS 9000.
  • Assisted organizations with commercialization of technology.
  • Charting co-owner and Interim Global Council member with Appreciative Inquiry Consultancy, LLC (www.aiconsulting.org).
  • Former Senior Associate for Global Marketing Insights, Inc. (www.globalinsights.com) and Corporation for Positive Change (www.corporationforpositivechange.com).
  • Core team member for Business as a Change Agent for World Benefit’s Spirit in Business Conference, New York City, NY April 21-23 (www.spiritinbusiness.org) - a multi-year study.

 

ACCI Business Systems/Parkhill & Company, Troy, MI. 1994 - 1995

A $3 MM software manufacturer specializing in A/E project management and accounting software

Marketing Director

  • Responsible for all marketing activities that include advertising, direct mail, trade shows, national/regional users group meetings, product listings and public relations. 
  • Supported 11 dealers network to sell, install and train clients on the software national and international markets.
  • Designed databases to handle and track all inquiries, dealer network, and software users. 
  • Promoted, planned, and responsible for regional and national users group meetings. 
  • Called on new and existing accounts, prepared quotes, and supported technical consultants.
  • Planned and implemented a marketing program that generated 1000+ leads in first nine months.

 

Michigan Business Development Centers   1987 - 1994

A 40 center network that provides assistance to small businesses. Authorized by Congress in 1980, the program links resources of federal governments with private sector to offer its services.

Business Enterprise Development Center, Troy, MI

Director, Business & International Development

  • Directed counseling staff of 16 and responsible for a $315,000 operating budget.
  • Designed and presented workshops in business planning, quality systems, marketing, exporting, and cultural diversity.
  • Completed new market identification, business and foreign market entry plans for clients.
  • Generated increased revenues of $1.04 MM through business start-ups and expansions.
  • Instituted a program to access a $120 billion Multilateral Development Bank market.
  • Developed International Trade Certification program (trained 90+ participants in 1993).
  • Served on continuous quality improvement team for network.

 

Michigan State University International Business Center, East Lansing, MI

International Trade Coordinator

  • Developed procedures and managed the operations of a $425,000 business export program.
  • Hired, trained, and supervised over 50 counselors, graduate assistants, and interns.
  • Counseled over 170 businesses on product development and foreign market entry strategies.
  • Created international library for under $3,000 to help clients identify export opportunities.
  • Promoted to Director of Business and International Development in January 1993.

 

 

Wayne State University & Lansing Community College, Detroit & Lansing, MI

Certified Business Counselor

  • Consulted with companies to aid them in problem identification and resolution including: financial analysis, business planning, exporting, marketing, quality systems, and new product development. 
  • Started over 300 businesses and assisted in the expansion of 66 businesses.
  • Promoted to International Trade Coordinator in September 1991.

Kehain Corporation, Otsu, Japan.   Spring/Summer 1991

A Japanese transportation company that offers a work/study Program for students to study abroad.

Program Director

  • Supervised the activities of 28 students and 3 senior advisors with their work/study program.
  • Developed new course work and taught Comparative U.S./Japanese Management Styles.
  • Taught courses in English Conversation at Shiga Prefecture College to Japanese students.

 

Master.Soft Corporation, Southfield, MI.  1985 - 1988

A $10 MM software manufacturer specializing in equipment maintenance, accounting, and customized software.

Marketing Director

  • Managed a marketing division that included 3 product lines and a $550,000 marketing budget.
  • Established national distribution network to sell software packages to a 13,000 hospital network nationally, Europe, and Canada.
  • Created a corporate marketing campaign to include: direct mail, advertising, trade shows, telemarketing, publicity, and special events which increased sales leads 720%.
  • Developed in-house ad agency to produce literature and place advertisements resulted in 80% cost savings.

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Professional Development

Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI

On-Line Course Developers Program

Industrial Technology Institute/MMTC, Ann Arbor, MI

Manufacturing Assessment Methodology & Quality Systems Certification (MAM Training)

Michigan State University, Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, East Lansing, MI

Summer Institute for Global Business Development Professionals

Thunderbird University, Graduate School of International Management, Phoenix, AZ

NASDA International Trade Specialist Certification Program (Level II)

Michigan Business Development Center Network, Detroit, MI

Business Counselor Certification Program (Level I and II)

 

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