FAITH ADDICOTT, MPA, MPOD
Faith is a graduate of the Master of Public Administration program at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. She focused her studies on organizational development, design thinking, systems thinking, and participatory leadership practices. She also holds a second Masters degree in Positive Organizational Development from Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management. There she learned from David Cooperider, Richard Boyatizis, and other leaders in the Organizational Development field, widening her knowledge, deepening her practice, and preparing her to make substantive change.
Faith has a robust understanding of the systems which define our world and the work we try to do. Inspired by the work of Peter Senge, Otto Scharmer, Peter Block, Margaret Wheatley and Randoph T. Hester, whose enlightened visions of systems change, design, and community engagement transformed her experience, Faith is looking to help heal broken communities. Her passion for transformation and the importance of truth telling have run headlong into institutionalized processes and motivated her to begin consulting.
Faith is trained in Appreciative Inquiry, Restorative Justice, Holacracy, design thinking, systems thinking, the Art of Hosting, Intentional Change Theory, Resonant Leadership, and Organizational Diversity practices. She also holds a certificate in Emotionally Intelligent Leadership and Executive Coaching.
She was a selected presenter at the 2019 National Organizational Development Network (ODN) conference, and has presented workshops for the Toronto ODN, and the Pacific Northwest ODN on co-creative facilitation and using these methods for DEI. She is the Co-Lead for Conference Experience for the 2021 ODN National Conference, and the Project Manager for Evolve 2021, a global conference on Collaborative Change. She will be published in the May issue of the Appreciative Inquiry Journal, and is developing course work (see BLearning) on using Appreciative Inquiry for Justice & Belonging in organizations.