“If you want to build a ship, don't drum up men to gather wood, give orders and divide the work. Rather, teach them to yearn for the far and endless sea.”


In February 2009 we spoke at a Making Research Count Conference about Keeping Children Safe: Learning from Success. We invited the audience to talk about their successes in keeping children safe and told them about an appreciative model for reviewing cases. Find out more about this compelling model for learning and change by joining us through this short video record:

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AI has been used this year by our marvellous colleagues from Appreciating People with recovering drug users. 10 minutes' viewing will enable you to see very quickly what a difference it can make, restoring hope, possibility and real-time change. PDF - Opens in new window Find out more...

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Take a look at the impact of some exciting work with people in Plymouth which took place in 2010, in their film about Putting People First, then read more here (PDF - Opens in new window):

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Watch us in action in this short film working with the whole system together in Lincolnshire:

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Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories - and maybe, a way forward. Find out more...

In the film below our valued colleague and associate Bernard Tollec works with Phillips in France. Together they describe how AI has unexpectedly involved and motivated people from across the company to address the 'real' issues and improve performance.

The film below is called Living Well with Dementia and describes some profoundly important work in the East Midlands. Our colleagues worked with a wide range of stakeholders from across the region: professionals, carers and people with dementia; to develop ways to live well with this challenging condition. Worth every one of the 15 minutes viewing.

In the film below the young People of 'Chopping it Up' in the US invite us to see how using AI to create a vision helped to transform the way they see themselves and the way that others see them.

The film below tells the story of how women who abused substances joined and worked together. Facilitated by our special and gifted Canadian colleagues, they used an AI summit to share their stories, achieve affirmation and support, and create new ways of growing healthy communities for themselves and future generations.

The film below shows how Axion News in the US use AI as both an ethos and a model for their work as journalists. Their unique reporting process and style grows people and communities rather than destroys them.