W14 - AI for psychotherapic Ecuador Lorena Merino - Ecuador / J Barona - Ecuador
Abstract: This presentation will set forth how the integration of the two methodologies – AI and Theory U – better enable individuals and organizations of all sizes to ensure the success of their change processes.
As a profound explorer of serendipitous moments, I’ve never allowed any to pass me by: in 2007, when I was at Case University earning my certificate in AI, I was invited to be a member of the Emerging Leaders for Innovation Across Sectors – ELIAS program, an initiative launched by MIT and the Presencing Institute. The program has produced only 24 – the world’s first Theory U experts.
I understood this was my calling: to join the two methodologies.
The Appreciative Inquiry has become the lens through which I see everything. It is no longer possible to view things through any other lens than AI. The 4D Cycle has become so automatic, particularly the practice of projecting dreams – with all of its attendant physical and mental consequences – prior to planning that I am not even aware of it any longer.
The appreciative approach to feeling others and situations has prepared me to serve as a distinctive intervenor in facilitated professional Theory U processes. After, as Bill O’Brien, former CEO of Hanover Insurance, put it in an interview with Otto Scharmer, “The success of an intervention depends on the interior condition of the intervenor.”
Conclusion: by applying AI + TU in combination, each consultant and practitioner has the power to provide his/her clients with faster, easier and more accurate assistance.
The change process proved delightful for organizational teams, including individuals engaged in complex coach processes.