Positive Problem Solving Workshop

Positive Problem Solving - Learn the underlying principles and benefits of using an assets-based approach to problem solving. The emphasis is on practical application of this approach to specific work-related issues facing your leadership or management team.

Facilitating positive change is the focus of this one-day leadership development workshop for public staff and elected officials who are interested in involving others, building on current assets, and engaging in joint problem-solving.

The workshop provides an opportunity for significant interaction with instructors, and the chance to apply the course content to real-time work scenarios in class.

Through using "Appreciative Inquiry," you will learn to:

  • Design ways to strengthen your organization's resilience
  • Use proven principles and practices to draw valuable lessons from previous successes
  • Incorporate what has worked previously into the path forward
  • Discover additional resources to support your work

For information about providing this training as a retreat workshop for your governing board and/or staff, or to learn more about the School of Government's Consultation Services, please visit www.sog.unc.edu/node/602.

Faculty coordinator

Lydian Altman


Margaret Henderson


Program Manager