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OD Toolkit Series - JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) through the Appreciative Lens

  • October 08, 2021
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


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JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) through the Appreciative Lens: Co-creating a Social Justice Future

Faith Addicott

This training will be conducted live via Zoom. The zoom meeting details will be sent out 24hr prior to the training.

This meeting is for people in the network (and their friends!) to learn more about how Appreciative Inquiry can be used to frame conversations and actions around JEDI, and how to deepen our work beyond JEDI into spaces of justice and belonging.

At this point in our collective journey, it is simply not enough to set goals around moving away from white supremacy and the patriarchal systems that have allowed inequity to thrive. We must have something to move TO, a clear vision of what is possible, and the capacity to see ourselves as agents capable of moving to that best possible future. AI helps us get there.

In this event, I would like to introduce this frame, and then have some experiential conversations about justice and equity using AI. We will overview some of the AI principles, particularly the Anticipatory Principle, as well as have small group discussions on how to apply this work in our organizations and practices.

At the end of this session participants will gain:

  • An understanding of basic Appreciative Inquiry techniques and potential uses.
  • An understanding of the inherent value of inclusive process and practice for building system wide engagement, boosting employee retention, invigorating the work experience, and fostering organizations that can grow and thrive in diversity.
  • Experiential knowledge of strengths-based practices and their value in complex environment

About Your Facilitator

Faith Addicott is a graduate of the Master of Public Administration program at The Evergreen State College, where she focused her studies on organizational development, design thinking, systems thinking, and participatory leadership practices. She also holds a second Masters degree in Positive Organizational Development from Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management.

Faith has a robust understanding of the systems which define our world and the work we try to do. Inspired by the work of David Cooperrider, Peter Senge, Otto Scharmer, Peter Block, Margaret Wheatley and Randoph T. Hester, whose enlightened visions of systems change, design, and community engagement transformed her experience, Faith is looking to help heal broken communities.  Her passion for transformation and the importance of truth telling have run headlong into institutionalized processes and motivated her to begin consulting.

Faith is trained in Appreciative Inquiry, Restorative Justice, Holacracy, design thinking, systems thinking, the Art of Hosting, Intentional Change Theory, Resonant Leadership, and Organizational Diversity practices. She also holds a certificate in Emotionally Intelligent Leadership and Executive Coaching.


$25 Members/Students

$40 Non members


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3:00 – 5:00 pm Training

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