SOAR – Strategic Inquiry Model

As the facilitator, Cora Whittington uses The SOAR Appreciative Model to identify Strategic Directions and Strategies and The Golden Circle Model to clarify the Vision and Mission.

This article contains highlights and descriptions from the work of Appreciative Inquiry experts Jackie Stavros and Gina Hinrichs

SOAR Process

SOAR-Appreciative Inquiry

  • Identify the positive core of the organization (strengths and opportunities)
  • Obtain clarity of vision and mission to align with strategic initiatives, strategies and action plans (aspirations)
  • Plan, ...
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Strategic Planning Processes

Strategic Planning Processes

The gift of  a seasoned facilitator is the ability to be strategic, intuitive and conscious when working with your group or organization. As a  facilitator, Cora guides the process and creates the space to make it safe for you to deal with the issues at hand.

Cora Whittington is a “learn-a-holic”. She teaches facilitation, guides facilitation and is always learning and creating new and innovative processes. See the facilitation credentials tab for her ...

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Need a Speaker or Workshop Facilitator? Here are some Topics…

Are You Looking for a Speaker or Workshop Facilitator for Annual Meetings and Conferences?

Whether it it leadership, team or organizational development or business building using social media or blogging, Cora Whittington will provide a fun, educational and enlightening experience. Her workshops are interactive and her speeches are memorable. Use these suggestions as idea sparks.  She can customize to your theme or purpose.

Here are some Potential Topics for Keynote Speaker or Facilitator

Leadership Basics

  • Attributes of Extraordinary Leadership ~ Learn and Integrate ...
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What is Appreciative Inquiry?

Appreciative Inquiry is a solution focused approach that facilitates and creates the opportunity for the group or individual to allow wisdom to reveal itself.

Most change processes are based on problem-solving processes. With the problem solving approach, we start by asking “what’s the problem”. When we do that, we focus energy on what we want less of and work to “fix” things.

Appreciative Inquiry is based on a different set of assumptions. Here are some of them:

  • You create more effective organizations by ...
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