Over the last fifty years, the pioneers of Whole System Change have led the way in creating methods for engaging the people of the system in creating their future. There are many practices now in use and more are emerging all the time. Some widely used methods are Appreciative Inquiry, Conference Model, Future Search, Open Space Technology, Whole-Scale Change, and World Café (Holman, Devane, & Cady, 2007). No matter which method is chosen, there are some common aspects to consider when getting started with this work. The questions that follow highlight some of these themes.
What Are These Methods and Why Would I Use Them?
These methods engage others in doing what each of us cannot do alone. We are able to productively use ...