Jacqueline Wong

Jacqueline is the founder and Managing Director of Sequoia Group, a Leadership and Organisation Development consultancy whose mission is to create organisations that are worthy of people’s commitment. Bringing together a rich blend of knowledge and skills from the fields of strategic planning, leadership development, strengths-based change and organisation learning, Jacqueline has designed and facilitated  many leadership and organisation and development interventions in the past two decades as a strategic planning facilitator, leadership consultant, trainer and coach.  More recently, this includes the National Healthcare Group, Keppel Group, Economic Development Board, NTUC First Campus, Singapore Polytechnic and Sports Singapore. She is also a steering committee member of the IPEN Festival 2018, and a board member of the Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner’s Journal.

Title of Session: Creating Positive Cultures through Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry is a discipline, practice and methodology of asking questions in a way that helps us discover the underlying factors that enable a system to function when it is at its very best, so that we can amplify these strengths to enable a system to scale up to its fullest potential. The underlying assumption is that every community, family, organisation has something that works well and these strengths are the building blocks for creating positive change.  Inviting people to participate in dialogues and share stories about their past and present achievements creates energy, engagement and force for change. In this session, Jacqueline will share her perspectives  from over two decades of work in strengths-based organisation development on how school leaders can leverage appreciative inquiry as a methodology for creating the essential conditions for enabling positive education.