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April 2012

New and Noteworthy


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What Makes You Tick?


Engage, inspire and energize your team in a discovery of what makes your people and your 

organization "tick".

Appreciative Inquiry, or AI, is a collaborative, strengths-based approach to human and organizational development that is being used effectively in thousands of organizations and communities in more than 100 countries around the world. 


AI provides you with tools and processes to elicit solutions by concentrating on strengths, excellence, resilience and optimal functioning.


It is a way of bringing about change that shares leadership and learning - fully engaging everyone in the organization. AI consultant Bernard J. Mohr states "Problems get replaced with innovation, as conversations increasingly shift toward uncovering the organization's positive core."


Attend the QNET session Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Revolution in Change on May 17 to understand how focusing on strengths can positively impact your performance.


At the end of this workshop, you will be better able to:

  • Understand the AI four-D model
  • Appreciate the benefits of creating an organizational culture in which good business = good relationships
  • Bridge the influence of positive psychology and the strengths movement to better organizational health and bottom-line results
  • Connect positive emotion and innovation
  • Maximize the power of collaboration
  • Use this methodology to create and sustain positive change in your organization

More information and registration here.


Appreciative Inquiry is an optional course in the 70 credit hour QNET Certificate in Management Development (CMD) and is eligible for credit in the CAM:OE (Certificate in Applied Management: Organizational Effectiveness) in partnership with the University of Manitoba, Continuing Education.

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QNET is a non-profit association
that advances excellence in Manitoba organizations by providing training and networking opportunities in: Leadership and Management, Quality and Effectiveness, Workplace Wellness and Board Governance.
In This Issue
New and Noteworthy
Upcoming Events
Featured Workshop

Wellness Survey

How does Manitoba

measure up? Complete the Organizational Health Survey by Friday to help us find out how our province compares to national survey results.


The results will be shared

at the QNET Conference and in the next QNEWS.

QNET Conference in

Two Weeks

register now 

The 2012 QNET Excellence Conference on May 3 features Fake "Work" author Brent Peterson, "Uncrapify Your Life" with the hilarious Jeff Havens, and 20 breakout session speakers.

Featured Workshop

Jim Clemmer


Leading @ the Speed of Change with Jim Clemmer

  Tuesday, May 29


Human Resource Management Association

of Manitoba (HRMAM) presents the Connect 2012 Conference in Winnipeg on October 23 & 24.

 Plan to attend this two-day conference and hear keynote speakers Joe Roberts and Dr. Sean Richardson from Pragmatic Thinking.


For more details, click here

or call the HRMAM office

at 943-2836.

Research Study

University of Manitoba is

 recruiting supervisors, managers, and HR professionals for a unique Canada-wide study on how organizational decision makers make promotion, training and development decisions about their employees.

Results of the study will be available upon request.

More details here.


For more information,

email Francoise Cadigan

or call 474-8959.

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