Positively Complex

Sunday, January 13, 2008

David Cooperrider on Appreciative Inquiry

This free online workshop features David Cooperrider on Appreciative Inquiry.

January 29, 2008
4:00 -6:00 pm Eastern Time (US)
David Cooperrider on Appreciative Inquiry

Please note that this is a recruiting event for the CWRU Masters in Positive Organization Develoment and Change (MPOD) program. It will be followed by an online Open House for the MPOD program.

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

2007 OD Network Meeting in Baltimore

If you will be at the OD Network conference in Baltimore October 21-24 and would like to meet up with MPOD attendees, please let me know at tkreminski {at} gmail {dot} com. There is a dinner tentatively planned for Monday, October 22.


Saturday, June 02, 2007

CIGO17 Graduation Photo


Monday, January 15, 2007

State of the Blog 2007: Inactive

It has been 10 days since I posted the State of the Blog 2007. By way of an update, there have been no comments or emails in response to my request for an affirmative topic around which to build an appreciative inquiry for this blog.

I take this to mean that this group blog has served its purpose, and that there is no interest in keeping it active for the group.

Moving forward:

  • The blog will remain online and available for historical reference.
  • If you are a member, you are free to post to the blog if you wish. Please be aware that the audience is quite small and reads the blog irregularly.
  • I may occasionally post announcements I think may be of interest. However, I will no longer actively attempt to instigate group participation and collaboration through this medium.

Kindest regards,

- Tina Kreminski


Thursday, January 04, 2007

State of the Blog 2007

Happy New Year!

Traditionally in the United States, usually in January, the President speaks to the American people in what is known as the State of the Union address. That speech typically details the administrations accomplishments and challenges, and seeks to set the course for the upcoming year.

In that tradition, as the administrator of Positively Complex, I am coming before the members of this blog to report on the State of the Blog. This post is the first of several that will explore the current state of Positively Complex and our dreams for the future.

Consider this first post as a sort of pre-Discovery phase of an Appreciative Inquiry cycle, and an invitation to engage in an Appreciative Inquiry around this blog.

The "Facts" About Positively Complex

  • Originated: December 22, 2005 after the MPOD international residency with AMOC in the UK and CIGO in Belgium
  • Blog Members: 22*
    (Blog members can "post." Anyone can "read" or "comment.")
  • Email Subscribers: 1
  • Bloglines Subscribers: 3
    (One public subscriber, so thanks to "managementprof" Sandy Piderit!)
  • Subscribers thru Other Aggregators: Unknown
    (Does anyone out there know how to discover this?)
  • Posts: 35
  • Post Authors: 4
    (Thank you maidinthesouth, Jeanne, and Jennifer!)
  • Comments: 21
  • Commenters: 8
    (Thanks to Susanna Haas Lyons of AmericaSpeaks, Ronald-St├ęphane Gilbert, Abby, Rita K., ton weijs, Joe Kane, Beth, and Mark the Harp!)
  • Blogs That Link Here: 0
    (per Technorati)

What are your ideas for an affirmative topic that we can explore during the Discover phase of this Appreciative Inquiry? Please add a comment to this post, or email me at tkreminski / at / gmail / dot / com in the next few days.

The State of the Union address traditionally ends with the President saying, "Thank you, and God Bless America." For our purposes, I think we'll modify that just a little.

Thank you, and Peace to You All,

- Tina Kreminski

*Blog members are: maidinthesouth, Ronald-St├ęphane Gilbert, Tim Haynes, Mark the Harp, Chris, Beth, An Rubens, Rita K, Joe Kane, Yolanda, Pauline Goodwin, Stu Worsley, Andy Burton, Murphy, Jennifer, koen, marcel, Jeanne Rosenthal, joanna, Mika, Susan Morgan

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Monday, December 25, 2006

Blogger Administrivia

I've updated this blog from the "old" Blogger platform to the "new" platform.

If you attempt to post to Positively Complex, you may be asked to upgrade your profile so that you can use the new Blogger platform.

I hope this won't pose any problems. However, if it does, don't hesitate to contact me at tkreminski [at] gmail [dot] com. I'll do my best to assist you in the transition.

(Note that the previous email address has been disguised in the probably vain hope that automated spam bots won't pick up my email address and send me a gazillion more spam messages than I already receive daily. You know what a legitemate email address looks like - please decipher the text above to create a correct and fully-formed email address if you need to contact me. Thanks!)

- Tina Kreminski


Sunday, December 17, 2006

Do You Like Good Music?

Recent MPOD graduate and friend of Ashridge Debbie Grale is hosting a weekly radio show at WKHR in Cleveland. Running Wednesday evenings from 6 - 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, the show features classic Big Band music of the 20's, 30's, 40's, and 50's.

Not close enough to Cleveland to hear the broadcast? No worries! The station streams live on the Internet, so you can listen to Debbie's show from anywhere in the world. (Eastern Time is -5 GMT.)

On December 27, a special edition of Debbie's show will run from 4 - 8:00 p.m. ET. Listen in!