Appreciative Inquiry Coach Training (AICT)© is comprised of 10 sessions. Each sessions consists of modules containing exercises, readings, and discussions.
Session 1 – Module 1 – Building a Learning Community
November 9, 2022 – 8:00 am to 10 am Pacific Time/11:00 am to 1:00 pm Eastern Time
Build community collaboratively, both asynchronously and synchronously in order to function as a strong AICT learning community and also define and distinguish Coaching. Clarifying the Core Competencies from the ICF as they apply to AI Coaching.
Experience AI with a 5-D inquiry to refresh prior learning and “mining” the collective knowledge & skills present. We will uncover the Positive Core of AI Coaching, with both the bold ideas for this training environment and bold ideas using the ICF Core Competencies for this professional field.
Session 2 – Module 2 – Defining the Positive Topic in Coaching
November 16, 2022 – 8:00 am to 10 am Pacific Time/11:00 am to 1:00 pm Eastern Time
We look at how Defining the Positive Topic creates the foundation of AI Coaching. Following a demonstration of an AI Coaching session, we will debrief and begin practice in Define.
Session 3 – Module 3 – The Power of Questions and Contracting
November 23, 2022 – 8:00 am to 10 am Pacific Time/11:00 am to 1:00 pm Eastern Time
Review the power of AI interviews as the cornerstone of an Appreciative Inquiry. We will highlight the key processes and points to define an appreciative inquiry topic for a coaching conversation. Understanding the importance of Contracting in Coaching. We will review creating the Positive Topic and the Modified Interview Guide for a coaching conversation.
Session 4 – Module 4 – Maintaining Presence – The Transition from Discovery into Dream
November 30, 2022 – 8:00 am to 10 am Pacific Time/11:00 am to 1:00 pm Eastern Time
Through the lens of the ICF Core Competency of Maintaining Presence, we begin to practice the transition of Discovery into Dream. We look at the power of the Preferred Future and how we, as coaches, remain present to support our clients.
Session 5 – Module 5 – Evoking Awareness through the AI Principles
December 7, 2022 – 8:00 am to 10 am Pacific Time/11:00 am to 1:00 pm Eastern Time
In Module 5, we examine the AI Principles that apply to the Competency Evokes Awareness. We utilize these principles through powerful questioning, silence and metaphors to enable our clients to come to their own insights.
Session 6 – Module 6 – Understanding Behavior: Social Style for Coaching
December 14, 2022 – 8:00 am to 10 am Pacific Time/11:00 am to 1:00 pm Eastern Time
The Social Style Model is a framework that focuses on observable behavior – how people Think, Act and React. By using this model, we can understand ourselves through the eyes of others lean how to modify our actions to better match the needs of others, and observe how relationships, communication and influence with others may improve. This session will introduce you to Social Style and how it may be used effectively for both personal insight and with clients.
Session 7 – Module 7 – Developing a Provocative Proposition in a Coaching Session
January 4, 2023 – 8:00 am to 10 am Pacific Time/11:00 am to 1:00 pm Eastern Time
As you are becoming competent in the coaching model, we will be integrating the learning and focusing on the Core Competency of Evokes Awareness to develop the Provocative Proposition. The Design step of the Appreciative Inquiry emphasizes the coach’s role of being focused, observant and responsive.
Session 8 – Module 8 – Coaching Clinic Practice
January 11, 2023 – 8:00 am to 10 am Pacific Time/11:00 am to 1:00 pm Eastern Time
Session 9 – Module 9 – Destiny as it Facilitates Client Growth
January 18, 2023 – 8:00 am to 10 am Pacific Time/11:00 am to 1:00 pm Eastern Time
Destiny in AI represents the paradigm shift from problems to possibilities.
In AI Coaching we see that it is not just the five generic processes because it is flexible and non-linear and the order is applied as appropriate to best serve the client. As we look to the Competency of Facilitating Client Growth, we see how AI Process and SOAR model can ground the actions to move forward in an appreciative way.
Session 10 – Module 10 – Celebration, Practicum and Completion
January 25, 2023 – 8:00 am to 10 am Pacific Time/11:00 am to 1:00 pm Eastern Time
Module 10 is all about Celebration and Completion. We will review the AI Coaching model and the requirements of the program and celebrate your success.
Observation of your coaching, feedback and mentoring are an important component of this program. In addition to the two hour Group Coach Mentoring in Session 8, you will have a one hour one-on-one mentoring session with one of the AICT Trainers.
We will start our synchronous sessions on time and work diligently to maintain the AICT schedule, honoring our commitment to the learning experience. We have found full participation to be the most productive for the participants and the trainers.