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Quest Series #18

The HOW of Leading a Quest for Student Wellbeing DESIGNING your school’s approach student wellbeing. DESIGNING – this is the third stage of an Appreciative Inquiry (AI) [1] process – having already moved through DISCOVERY and DREAM, in which you ‘discovered’ student wellbeing at its best and ‘dreamed’ what might come about over the [...]

Quest Series #17

The HOW of Leading a Quest for Student Wellbeing DREAMING your school’s approach student wellbeing – positive, collaborative planning. In this post we continue walking through a school-based version of an Appreciative Inquiry [1] process.  From the DISCOVERY phase, you will have documented and reflected back to staff and other stakeholders some of the [...]

Quest Series #16

The HOW of Leading a Quest for Student Wellbeing DISCOVERING student wellbeing – a positive needs analysis (Part Two) The DISCOVERY phase of your Appreciative Inquiry [1] process focusses on of what is going well (see the previous post DISCOVERING student wellbeing… Part One).  To briefly recap. We’re seeking to establish baseline data in [...]

Quest Series #15

The HOW of Leading a Quest for Student Wellbeing DISCOVERING student wellbeing – a positive needs analysis Appreciative Inquiry [1] (AI) is a strengths-based change process composed of four stages; Discovering the best of the system, Dreaming a way forward built on that past success, Designing steps to support that dream, and Delivering those [...]

Quest Series #14

Influencing others, influencing positively – Appreciative Inquiry If you’ve been reading this series of blog posts from the start, the first thing I’d like you to do today is reach over your shoulder and give yourself a pat on the back.  Well done!  You’ve covered some pretty big territory in terms of learning the [...]

Quest Series #13

Influencing others, influencing positively – SCARF (continued) In this post we continue to look at the SCARF model [1] – a means of communicating with influence, and assisting you in overcoming (or reducing) the resistance to change that will be present in your context.  And there will be resistance, yes, even to a student [...]

Quest Series #12

Influencing others, influencing positively – SCARF and Appreciative Inquiry You’re about to launch a quest for student wellbeing.  You’ve been reading up on this blog series and taking action on each of the challenges contained in each post.  Brilliant!  Now, it would behove us to think about how to influence the change that needs [...]