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Location: Statewide

Training Type: Online Real Time

Total Hours: 1

Cost: Free

Scholarship: No

Contact Information:

Lisa Guererro
(802) 310-6034

Creating Positive Change, A Curious, Growth Mindset, and An Appreciative Culture Sylvia Kennedy-Godin

Special Topics:
Instructor: Ellen Drolette

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a positive change management approach that focuses on identifying what is working well, analyzing why it is working, and then doing more of it. It is a process for facilitating positive change in human systems. We all are navigating our households and the eventual return to our programs. What mindset are we bringing back with us? Where are we focusing our attention? What questions are we asking? Join me as we take a look at AI principles that can guide you in your work and personal life toward creating a more appreciative and refreshing stance.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Family & Community Partnerships
  • Professionalism & Ethical Practice
  • Program Planning & Development
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool/PreK
  • School-Age
  • Instructors of Adults
  • Mentors/Coaches
  • Program Directors/Managers
Session Dates
Session Times
April 29, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Additional Information

This session is part of a 3-day, 6-hour mini conference. We will address the immediate needs of the early childhood workforce as its members continue to navigate the complexity of the impact that current events have had on their capacity to work with children and families. With a focus on the collective strengths and contributions of the workforce threaded throughout the conference, each presentation will meet the Northern Lights criteria for real-time live professional development trainings in Vermont and be designed to rebuild workforce morale, support participants with moving through change, and explore our collective role and responsibility to support quality child development and to lead our communities both now and into the future. Sessions include: Feeling Your Feelings: Your Guide for Adult Emotion Processing; Personal Boundary Setting: Being the Calm During the Storm to Remain Flexible; Powerful Tools for Community Care; Encouraging Play During a Pandemic; Creating Positive Change, A Curious Growth Mindset, and An Appreciative Culture; From Inspiration to Action.