Appreciative Inquiry: The Wrap-Up (for now)

Last week, I participated in the day-long Appreciative Inquiry Summit for Women’s Leadership.  The Jewish Federation of Cleveland convened the event with the following aspirations in mind: Strengthening our Jewish community, building meaningful connections, and creating valuable experiences through opportunities that utilize the unique strengths and resources of women and maximize our personal growth and…

Who Couldn’t Benefit from a little Appreciative Inquiry!?

A few weeks ago, I received an email that included the following invitation: “The Jewish Federation of Cleveland has enlisted CWRU’s Weatherhead School of Management to help design the future of women’s leadership in our community. We want your voice to be heard during this community-wide conversation.” How could I say no? Women’s leadership. Community.…

Job: Director, UN Foundation, Girl Up (Deadline TOMORROW)

An excerpt but go read the entire posting: We engage with the UN Interagency Task Force on Adolescent Girls to achieve programmatic goals in Malawi, Ethiopia, Guatemala and Liberia – with a plan to expand to 20 countries. To achieve the funding and constituency base to support the country programs – we have created Girl…

Robert Wood Johnson to recognize individual contributions to underserved communities

From Ed Morrison’s post at Brewed Fresh Daily: Clay Webb, from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Chicago Regional Office, sends this along: Dear Neighborhoods, USA Members and Friends, An award opportunity through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will honor ten outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to improve health and health care, especially…

No Ohio idea makes Case Foundation’s Top 20 in civic engagement competition

The Case Foundation is sponsoring the Make It Your Own Awards: This grants program challenges people from all walks of life to discuss what matters most to them, decide what kind of community they want, and take action together. After receiving nearly 5,000 great ideas submitted by applicants from all across the country, we’ve identified…