Robyn Stratton-Berkessel

Robyn Stratton-Berkessel

“Playful Inquiry – Try This Anywhere”

A simple, intentionally appreciative inquiry can result in a playful state that fosters creativity, openness and togetherness. Grounded in the science of positive psychology, this interactive talk demonstrates how appreciative inquiry opens us up to experience even greater positivity. The result: less fear and strong heartfelt connections and understanding between people, even strangers. 

About Robyn Stratton-Berkessel

robyn_berkesselRobyn specializes in participatory design in the field of organization and human development to bring about positive change. She partners with executives and teams across functional, cultural, and geographic boundaries, designing and delivering high impact change with a focus on creating cultures of ownership, empowerment and inclusion.  She’s published  in her field in both print and digital media: Appreciative Inquiry for Collaborative Solutions, (2010), Pfeiffer, Imprint of John Wiley, San Francisco: Embracing Change, iPad app achieving #2 ranking on iTunes in the Business category; and Appreciative Inquiry – an Introduction, a smart phone app. Academic qualifications include a BA from University of Sydney, and a Master of Organizational Behavior and Systems, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. In addition, she has numerous certifications in the field of human and organization development, for example Positive Business and Society Change Program, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University.

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