#ThursdayIdeas | Rainbow Village
During their last round of strategic planning, Rainbow Village decided to forgo the typical environmental scan in favor of bringing together their full range of stakeholders to take part in a process known as appreciative inquiry. In four steps—discovery, dreaming, designing, and destiny—they uncovered the needs, hopes, and plans of their entire community. “Once we determined our destiny, we were able to put together three-year goals, and came out with an incredible plan,” said CEO Nancy Yancey. “Appreciative inquiry really engaged everyone in the process in a very exciting way.”
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