Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT) – San Diego, California

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Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT) – San Diego, California

September 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - September 25, 2020 @ 5:00 pm PDT

What might be possible if a community of organization members were fully engaged and using their strengths to collectively achieve shared visions?

WHAT IS APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY?

Appreciative Inquiry is a collaborative, strengths-based approach to both personal and organizational development that is proving to be highly effective in thousands of organizations and communities in hundreds of countries around the world. It is a way of bringing about change that shares leadership and learning, fully engaging everyone in the organization.

WHAT IS APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY FACILITATOR TRAINING© (AIFT)?

Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training© (AIFT) engages participants to learn about the foundations of Appreciative Inquiry as well as the skills to facilitate inquiry sessions. At the end of this intensive Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT), participants will understand how to guide organizations, groups, and communities to consciously and deliberately shift their collective way of being and seeing to an appreciative approach, that will help them focus on what’s right in their organization, group or community, rather than on what’s wrong.

This Appreciative Inquiry foundations course includes mini-lectures, and experiential learning (individual, pairs, trios, small group, and large group) as well as auditory and visual materials to enhance the learning experience. Each day has a morning and afternoon session; a morning and afternoon break; and one hour for lunch.

This training is designed for: Leaders in businesses and corporations, community development, educational organizations governmental organizations, and nonprofit organizations–in short, anyone who wants to learn how to facilitate Appreciative Inquiry.

TRAINING SCHEDULE AND HOURS

This Appreciative Inquiry foundations course includes mini-lectures, and experiential learning (individual, pairs, trios, small group, and large group) as well as auditory and visual materials to enhance the learning experience. Each day has a morning and afternoon session; a morning and afternoon break; and one hour for lunch.**

Day One – Experiencing Appreciative Inquiry
Learn basic process and experience AI by participating in a facilitated Appreciative Inquiry led by the Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training Trainers

Day Two – Understanding the power of Appreciative Inquiry

Actively learn about the concepts, principles, theories and research.

Day Three – Planning
Plan and practice how you will begin helping your organization, group, or community build upon their strengths.

Day Four – Practicing

  • Practice two exercises you can take home to use Appreciative Inquiry in your personal and professional life.
  • Practice choosing the best language, words for facilitating Appreciative Inquiry within a particular culture.
  • Begin developing your plan to become a certified Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator by completing a Practicum/Supervised Experience.

We start each day on time and work diligently to maintain the schedule, honoring the commitment to the learning experience. We have found full participation to be the most productive for the participants and the trainers.  To obtain a letter of completion (and to be eligible for consideration for certification) each participant must complete 26 training hours. Days one through four begin at 8:30 a.m. for networking. The training sessions will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. each day.

WHAT MAKES OUR TRAININGS UNIQUE?

  • We are relationship-focused. We believe the success of any human endeavor is dependent upon the relationships between those involved. We value each person and strive to develop a rapport, trust, and understanding with all of our clients by investing time and energy into understanding each client, their business, and their aspirations.
  • Trainings are small and intimate. The size of each of our training varies based on the location of the event, but rarely exceed 24 participants. Our intimate training sessions allow for extensive interaction between our trainer(s) and participants – allowing each participant to receive more assistance with individual needs.
  • Intensive and experiential. “We remember best what we experience. We understand best what we identify with. We learn best by doing.” We are aware of the importance of personal experience in the retention of learning. This is the underlying principle used in all of our workshops.
  • Support. Our intimate training sessions create the perfect environment for networking, motivation, and support with other workshop participants. We encourage participants to continue to share their challenges and experiences with one another even after our trainings have concluded. Support from others can provide the strength needed to continue on the path of positive, sustainable change.
  • Infused with Appreciative Inquiry. Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a collaborative, strengths-based approach to both personal and organizational development that is proving to be highly effective in thousands of organizations and communities around the world. It is a way of bringing about change that shares leadership and learning, fully engaging everyone in the process. AI empowers our participants to create the processes they wish to use in order to put belief into practice and acquire their goals.
  • Mentoring included. To ensure the successful implementation of the skill sets taught during our trainings, our trainer(s) make themselves readily available to answer questions, share knowledge, and provide on-going support and encouragement long after the training has concluded.
  • Certification. Many of our workshops include certification – at no additional cost to you. Certification demonstrates to your customers, competitors, suppliers, staff and investors that you use industry-respected best practices.
  • Low cost. Evolving positively in today’s changing environment requires that we constantly improve and build upon our skill sets. By providing our workshops at a low cost, we hope to attract more individuals, groups, and organizations who are expected “to do more with less”. We now offer group rates that provide additional savings on top of our already reduced workshop prices.
  • Expertise. Each of our trainers have a strong commitment to the theory and practice of their subject area — bringing a balance of education, consulting, and on-the-job experience to all of our trainings.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING INFORMATION

Outcomes – Certification
At the end of the four-day training and completion of a supervised practicum, participants will be eligible for certification to facilitate or co-facilitate Appreciative Inquiry sessions in a program, department, division, organization, group, or community on any topic that focuses on human systems change, i.e., “the way we do things.”
Learn more about our AIFTs outcomes and certification requirements.

Refund Policy All fees are due upon registration.  Your full participation is very important to us and we know that from time to time, your plans to attend one of our workshops or programs may change.  Our refund policy reflects our interest in your continued growth and learning journey as well as our planning needs and expenses incurred based on your enrollment. For more information about our Refund Policy, please click here.

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THIS APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY FACILITATOR TRAINING (AIFT) IS SPONSORED BY:

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Event Registration

Select the type and quantity of registration tickets you would like to purchase and then click on the "Register" button.

Qty:
30 available
Early Bird Non-Profit AIFT Registration$1,975.00
Qty:
30 available
Early Bird AIFT Registration$2,225.00

Details

Start:
September 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am
End:
September 25, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$1975.00 – $2500.00
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Event Category:
Event Type:
Face To Face

Organizer

Melissa Robaina – Center for Appreciative Inquiry
Phone:
7022284699
Email:
Melissa@CenterForAppreciativeInquiry.net
Website:
https://www.centerforappreciativeinquiry.net/

Event Cost

Register by August 19, 2020 to receive the Early Bird Special Price of:

  • Standard Registration: $2,225.00 USD
  • Non-Profit Registration: $1,975.00 USD

After August 19, 2020, price for this workshop will increase to:

  • Standard Registration: $2,500.00 USD
  • Non-Profit Registration: $2,250.00 USD

Event Registration

Select the type and quantity of registration tickets you would like to purchase and then click on the "Register" button.

Qty:
30 available
Early Bird Non-Profit AIFT Registration$1,975.00
Qty:
30 available
Early Bird AIFT Registration$2,225.00

Registration Includes

Pre-workshop reading, four full days of instruction, lunch, instructional materials (binder and book), supervised practicum for AI Facilitator certification, and support/mentoring for one year.

Please note: Your trainers are available as mentor to you during your practicum – at no extra cost. They will also be part of the panel that reviews your practicum once it has been submitted. It is standard practice for the panel to engage you in a conversation about your work once you have submitted your practicum. Typically, they will respond with questions, to deepen their and your mutual understanding of and learning about AI. The practicum review is therefore a dialogical and interactive process.

Important: Participants that earn their certification through The Center for Appreciative Inquiry (CAI) are eligible to be included in the Center for Appreciative Inquiry’s Directory for FREE for the duration for their certification. Directory profiles are easy to create and update and will make you locatable by our worldwide audience. Learn more about the benefits of our Directory here.

Group Rates Available

We offer discounted group rates (based on training space). Please email us to inquire for cost.

Flexible Registration Options

Don’t want to register online? Company of Experts has created flexible registrations for you…

Email: To register by email, click here to download our registration form, fill it out, and email it to Melissa. You will receive a confirmation email within 2 business days to confirm your registration.

Phone: We also process registrations taken over the phone. Just call our office (702) 228.4699 and we will be happy to process your order over the phone.

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Travel Arrangements

Airport
San Diego International Airport (SAN).

Training Venue:
Marina Village Conference Center
1936 Quivira Way,
San Diego, California, USA 92109
Tel: (619) 222-1620

Nearby Lodging Options:
Bartell Hotels
4875 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, California, USA, 92109
Tel: (619) 224-1556

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
1441 Quivira Road
San Diego, California, USA, 92109
Tel: (619) 224-1234

Dana Inn and Marina
1710 W Mission Bay Drive,
San Diego, California, USA 92109
Tel: (619) 222-6440
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
635 Hotel Circle South,
San Diego, California, USA 92108
Tel: (619) 993-7299

Please note that travel, accommodations and hotel/airport transportation are not included in your registration fee. We advise that you do not make any nonrefundable travel arrangements until the training is confirmed. This training will be confirmed on or before the early bird discount deadline – August 19, 2020.

Airport

San Diego International Airport (SAN)