Levels of AI Certification

The Center for Appreciative Inquiry maintains high standards for Appreciative Inquiry Facilitators, Coaches, Practitioners and Trainers worldwide. Certification demonstrates to your customers, competitors, suppliers, staff and investors that you use industry-respected best practices and possess the knowledge, experience and education to effectively help organizations achieve their success. Browse through the grid below or scroll down for descriptions of each course.

INTRODUCTION TO APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY

(INTRO2AI)

APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY FACILITATOR TRAINING

(AIFT)

APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY COACHING TRAINING

(AICT)

APPRECIATIVE RESILIENCE FACILITATOR TRAINING

(ARFT)

APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY PRACTITIONER TRAINING

(AIPT)

PREREQUISITES

No

No

AIFT or Equivalent

AIFT or Equivalent

AIFT or Equivalent and facilitated 4 AI engagements

CLASSROOM HOURS

No

26

32

20

33

COURSE OBJECTIVE

Gain understanding of Appreciative Inquiry and its applications

Design and facilitate Appreciative Inquiry sessions

Strengthen skills for generative one-on-one conversations

Facilitate Appreciative Resilience or ALIVE Workshops

Deepen understanding of AI in advance community of practice

TARGET AUDIENCE

Anyone

Anyone

Consultants, Coaches, and Facilitators

Anyone

Experienced consultants and coaches

SUPERVISED PRACTICUM

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

SUPPORT / MENTORSHIP

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

CERTIFICATION

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

DIRECTORY PROFILE

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

DELIVERY METHOD

Online

Online or On-Site

Online or On-Site

Online or On-Site

Online

APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY FACILITATOR TRAINING (AIFT)
This 26 hour training teaches the skills necessary to facilitate Appreciative Inquiry sessions in all human systems (large or small). Learn the basics of Appreciative Inquiry (e.g. principles, the 5D’s, supporting theory and research, etc.) and participate in experiential exercises. Participants will need to complete the program in its entirety to be eligible to earn their AI Facilitator Certification 

Pre-requisite: None
Number of Training Hours: 26
Learn more about our AI Facilitator Training program here.

APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY COACHING TRAINING (AICT)

The Appreciative Inquiry Coaching Training is not a problem-solving coaching approach, rather it looks at discovering and co-constructing the client’s positive core – what it is that connects them to life, energy, and possibility and allows them to thrive. Through the affirmative framework of Appreciative Inquiry, discover how to deepen and enhance both your personal sense of yourself as well as your skills for generative one-on-one conversations.

Pre-requisite: AIFT or equivalent AI foundations course (with a minimum of 26 classroom hours)
Number of Training Hours: 32
Learn more about our virtual AI Coaching Training program here

APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY PRACTITIONER TRAINING (AIPT)

The AIPT Certification course will take you on an experiential, insight-oriented journey to heighten how you work with individuals, groups, organizations, and communities to examine possibilities and be the best that they can be. You will experience an advanced community of practice where you can identify your personal strengths as an AI practitioner, enhance your contracting skills, and expand your capacity to design and lead AI initiatives that result in accelerated, sustainable change with measurable outcomes. You will be encouraged to share your experiences and participate in dialogues drawn from personal learning and experience.

Pre-requisite: AIFT or equivalent AI course (with a minimum of 26 classroom hours); received certification and completed 4 inquiries.
Number of Training Hours: 33
Learn more about our AI Practitioner Training program here

APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY TRAIN-THE-TRAINER PROGRAM

The Train the Trainer Program is a comprehensive training designed for skilled Appreciative Inquiry professionals to deliver, market and design the Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training © and other Center for Appreciative Inquiry trainings and workshops.

Pre-requisite: Completed the AIFT, AICT or AIPT and have submitted a practicum for that course. Have instructional design, or teaching/training experience.
Number of Training Hours: variable and may include online and face to face instruction and delivery of assigned trainings.

Learn more about our AI Train-the-Trainer Program here.

CERTIFIED LEAD APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY TRAINER
Certified Lead Appreciative Inquiry Trainers are licensed to deliver our various AI workshops (to business, community, non-profit, education, etc.) as well as teach, mentor and observe those participating in our AI Train-the-Trainer program.

Pre-requisite: Completed the AI Train-the-Trainer Program and submitted a practicum to be a Certified AI Trainer
Number of Training Hours: variable
Learn more about this program by clicking here.


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