Event Details


Building Nonprofit Resiliency with Appreciative Inquiry

Wednesday, October 28, 12:00 PM - Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 01:00 PM
Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Fee: Free

In this current environment of uncertainty, nonprofit organizations are innovating to continue to deliver on their mission, proving that nonprofits can be resilient. The question is how can we best develop and sustain this resiliency? 

Please join us for this free workshop as we aim to explore how to bolster the resilience of nonprofits through the strength-based approach of appreciative inquiry. Appreciative inquiry is an organizational transformation tool focused on learning from successes and building upon strengths by paying attention to what has worked, exploring why it worked, and collectively and collaboratively imagining what is possible and sustainable. 

In this workshop, participants will learn about appreciative inquiry and how they can lead to positive changes for nonprofits. The workshop includes tools and tips for generating creativity and optimism among staff and board members through daily activities and meeting techniques. Additionally, participants will walk away with the ability to identify and focus on personal and organizational strengths to make improvements and maximize impact. 

Through identifying and building on our strengths, fostering positivity and well-being, and seeing situations from a fresh perspective, we can create more resilient organizations together. 

This workshop is geared toward board members, executive directors, human resources staff, and managers.

Event Details

The event will be hosted on Zoom. You will need a computer and a phone as a back-up audio method. 

Register for the event on Zoom.

Speaker Information

WarsameWarsameWarsame Warsame is the Central Minnesota regional coordinator at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. In this role, Warsame serves as a liaison between MCN’s main office and nonprofits in the Central Minnesota region. 

Warsame holds an M.P.A from Saint Cloud State University with a concentration in nonprofit leadership and management and a B.A. in Economics with a minor in political science from Winona State University. His passion to serve and contribute to the nonprofit sector stems from his belief that nonprofits are efficient gap-fillers, especially when the private and government sector fail to address the diverse needs of communities. 

His professional background includes nonprofit work in the East African region and the U.S. He has extensive experience in research, grant writing, data analysis, program development, and evaluation.

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