David Cooperrider, PhD
Weatherhead School of ManagementHe has been president of the Division of Organizational Development (OD) at the National Academy of Management and has lectured and taught at Harvard, Stanford, the University of Chicago and the Catholic University of Belgium, at MIT, the University of Michigan in Cambridge and the Drucker School of Management. David Fowler is director of the Center for Sustainable Value.Asesor of senior executives in positions of leadership both business and social level, including projects with five presidents and Nobel prizes including William Jefferson Clinton and Oscar Arias. David’s ideas were the basis for the success of a wide variety of organizations, including Apple, Boeing, Dairy Management Inc., National Grid, Sloan-Kettering, Fairmount Minerals, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, PWC, Parker Hannifin Corporation, Sherwin Williams, Dealer Tire, Wal-Mart and the American Red Cross, the Association of American Hospitals, the Cleveland Clinic and World Vision. Most of the works have been inspired by the methodology of Appreciative Inquiry (AI), which has become famous Professor Cooperrider.
The foundations of his work have created a positive revolution in the field of change; is helping institutions around the world to discover the power of powerful approaches to multi-participatory innovation and sustainable design. A Cooperrider, UN also asked him Whoever designed a summit and historic meeting between Kofi Annan and 500 CEOs to “unite the forces of markets with the authority of universal ideals to make globalization work for everyone” .The work Cooperrider -Protein on the issue of changing the whole scale of the system are especially unique because of its ability to enable positive change and innovation, and sustainable design in large and complex systems scale. In a recent international conference on Appreciative Inquiry, hundreds of companies like Hewlett-Packard, IDEO, Yahoo! and US Cellular, shared innovative results they experienced as a result of becoming “strengths-based organizations.”In 2010, he was awarded the Peter F. Drucker Award for Distinguished Fellow Drucker School of Management. He founded the Global Forum for Business (Global Business Forum) and Beneficial Agents for the world.
He has published 18 books and has authored more than 100 articles and book chapters.
About the Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry, Stiller School of Business at Champlain College
The David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry aims to be the global center of excellence in Appreciative Inquiry and strengths-based organizational management. Based in the Robert P. Stiller School of Business at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, the Center offers educational programs, research, Appreciative Inquiry certification, and consulting services for companies, organizations and social sector clients.
To find out more about the Center, visit http://www.champlain.edu/appreciativeinquiry