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Portsmouth Appreciative Inquiry - Developing Strengths-Based Approaches

Appreciative Inquiry Developing Strengths-Based Approaches

The “discovery” and “dream” phases of the appreciative inquiry were undertaken over the summer. They included:

  • A review of strategic and improvement plans and performance data.
  • Appreciative interviews with senior managers.
  • Co-production “discovery” and “dream” workshops and a questionnaire, facilitated by Alder Advice. These engaged more than 160 staff, experts by experience, carers, and other stakeholders.
  • A peer review of more than 50 case files by Portsmouth staff with coaching support from Alder advice.

The “discovery” and “dream” processes have established a strong case for Portsmouth to continue to the “design” and “delivery” phases of the appreciative inquiry process. We anticipate these will be undertaken in the Winter of 2023-24 although this is still to be decided.