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Energizing Conversations

@ work & elsewhere

Return On Energy not a corporation; it is part of a network of allies. When working together, we show up under the single operating name of the lead consultant. The network model allows us to be both independent AND interdependent.   
"What brings us together is our shared principles, our ability to collaborate together with shared intent, and the unwavering belief in the strength of positivity to rise to even the most serious of challenges. Unlike a single corporate entity, which strives to offer services under a uniform corporate banner, Innovation Works is a collaborative, diverse entity. The people that play roles in the projects we co-design with our clients, are thoughtfully drawn to work together because of the match between the client need and the individual strengths around the table." 
~~Tim Fleming, Innovation Works.

Innovation Works, Ottawa, Ontario (www.innovationworks.ca)

Photo of Professor David Cooperrider, Maureen (Mo) McKenna and Tim Fleming (founder of Innovation Works) at 3rd Canadian Positive Psychology Conference.

Organizational Climate Change & Innovation Partner.

Innovation Works and Return On Energy share a passion for helping to create healthy work climates.  We are certified in the Powerful Climate Assessment Tool called SOQ.   

Why is climate important? 

Climate plays a key role in determining the outlook or likelihood of innovation, creativity, or change taking place in a particular situation. Climate is vital to the success of an organization. Dr. Göran Ekvall, a renowned climate researcher, once said, "Climate affects organizational and psychological processes such as communication, problem solving, decision making, conflict handling, learning and motivation, and thus exerts influence on the efficiency and productivity of the organization, on its ability to innovate, and on the job satisfaction and the well-being that its members can enjoy."

  • Climate is a key capability for innovation and growth.
  • Climate is a key factor in helping organizations manage change.
  • Climate is a key factor promoting improved business performance.
  • Climate is key to well-being in the workplace.
(Source:  www.soquonline.net)

Flourishing Leadership Institute, Cleveland, Ohio (www.lead2flourish.com)

Photo of CEO Jon Berghoff, Maureen (Mo) McKenna, Julianne Lyons, Laura MacMinn & Trent Schulz

Appreciative Inquiry Summit Partner.  

"Nobody does the large group AI Summit better, and in a more complete way -- with business insight, total conference management capacity, and design-inspired facilitation skills."

- David Cooperrider

FLI is the global leader in facilitating rapid, strength-based whole system change through Large Group Appreciative Inquiry (AI) Summits. We manage and design the entire event from start to finish -- including pre-event planning, event design, facilitation, and production, as well as post event implementation consulting.

The David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry, Burlington, Vermont  (http://www.champlain.edu/appreciativeinquiry)

Photo of Professor Lindsey Godwin and Professor David Cooperrider at the AI International Conference in Nepal 2009.

Appreciative Inquiry Research & Learning Partner

The David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry is 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, they offer a full range of educational programs, research, AI certification and custom collaborative learning partnerships for companies, organizations and corporate. They are the only academic-based center in the world that focuses directly on Appreciative Inquiry and its implications for Positive Organization Development and management.  The Center runs Appreciative Inquiry International Conferences all around the world, 2017 the conference will be held in Brazil.

Barnes Management Group (BMG), Toronto, Ontario (http://barnesmanagementgroup.com)

Photo of an Appreciative Open Space Summit 

Community Engagement Partner

Return on Energy and BMG work together in designing and facilitating extraordinary community engagements. 

BMG has extensive experience in the child welfare, non-profit, health, public sectors, as well as in the corporate and private sector. Their team has a deep, personal connection to the communities they serve. They have a culture of involvement and inclusivity within BMG and with the organizations with whom they have the privilege of working. They bring to our work a passion for service and for assisting their clients to achieve their goals.