Appreciative Inquiry for Kids

unfurling-leaves-Words-Final-AIThe 1st children’s picture book on Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is going to be released within the next year, along with a teacher guide. The book, Stan and the Four Fantastic Powers, co-authored by Shira Reicher Levy MAPP ’14, has been working on the book for the past three years. This book is the culminating project of her 2014 capstone to translate Appreciative Inquiry into child-friendly language. Readers follow Stan through an adventure to discover his Four Fantastic Powers, the authors’ take on the 4-D AI Cycle. Shira is presenting on the translation of AI at the upcoming International Positive Education Network Festival in Dallas, TX, July 2016. Follow Stan on Facebook to stay tuned for updates regarding the book release, more information about the book, and free activities to use along with the book.

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About Shannon Polly, MAPP

Shannon M. Polly is a corporate communications trainer, facilitator and speaker and founder of Shannon Polly & Associates, a leadership development company in downtown D.C. Shannon works with executives, managers and employees of Fortune 500 companies in two areas: executive presence/presentation skills (based on over a decade of experience as a professional actor/singer in New York) and positive psychology. Shannon is one the first 100 people in the world who have received her Master in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) degree from the University of Pennsylvania under Dr. Martin Seligman. She also holds a graduate degree from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in classical acting and a B.A. with honors from Yale University. She also holds a coaching certificate from the Georgetown Leadership Coaching Program.

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