Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Day 27: Learning When Things Go Well (Appreciative Inquiry)

Safeguarding Masterclass today in Leeds, led by NHS England’s @HilaryGarratt.

Learned loads about different ways safeguarding’s being managed across England and particularly liked the way Appreciative Inquiry’s being used in the North East.

Appreciative inquiry turns the problem solving approach on its head.  It focuses on achievements rather than problems.  It is great to see that time is specifically being set aside to learn from what works and spread good practise rather than just concentrating on where things have gone wrong in the past.

I will be sharing this with colleagues locally to see if we can do something similar.

(exactly 100 words again; I must be getting better at this!)