Opening keynote: Towards an ‘economy’ of connecting strengths: scaling-up the generative power of AI
David L. Cooperrider is the Fairmount Minerals Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. Professor Cooperrider is past President of the National Academy of Management’s OD Division and has lectured and taught at Harvard, Stanford, University of Chicago, and Katholieke University in Belgium, MIT, University of Michigan, Cambridge and the Drucker School of Management. David is Faculty Chair of the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value.
David has served as an advisor to senior executives in business and societal leadership roles, including projects with five Presidents and Nobel Laureates. David’s ideas have supported the success of a wide variety of organizations including the Boeing Corporation, Sloan-Kettering, Fairmount Minerals, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, PWC, Parker Hannifin, Sherwin Williams, Dealer Tire, Wal-Mart as well as American Red Cross, American Hospital Association, Cleveland Clinic, and World Vision. Most of the work has been inspired by the Appreciative Inquiry (AI) methodology for which Professor Cooperrider is best known. His founding theoretical work in this area has created a positive revolution in the field of change; it is helping institutions all over the world discover the power of the strength-based approaches to multi-stakeholder innovation and sustainable design.