Introduction to AI: Creating What Will Be

What is 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 in hundreds of countries around the world. Appreciative Inquiry is a way of thinking, seeing, and acting for powerful, purposeful change in individuals, teams, and organizations.

Why is Participating in this Workshop so Important?:

With the current economy and the barrage of negative media that surrounds us, it is easy to lose sight of the good that transpires around us on a daily basis. Rather than fixating on the negative, Appreciative Inquiry (AI) provides an alternative approach that locates, highlights, and illuminates the life-giving forces within an individual, group, organization, or community. By seeking out the best of ‘what is’ to help ignite the collective imagination of ‘what might be,’ Appreciative Inquiry aims to generate new knowledge that expands the ‘realm of possibility,’ and help individuals, groups and organizations envision a collective desired future and to carry forth that vision in ways that successfully translate images of possibility into reality and belief into practice. Appreciative Inquiry is proven successful in all human systems: individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Workshop Overview:

This virtual introduction Appreciative Inquiry (AI) workshop focuses on gaining an appreciation of Appreciative Inquiry and its applications. By combining theory and practice, this experiential workshop provides participants with the skills to change their personal and professional relationships.

Who should attend?

Anyone who is curious about Appreciative Inquiry.

Workshop Outcomes:

  • Learn the theory and research that support the process of Appreciative Inquiry.
  • Practice strategies for using an Appreciative Inquiry process to enable innovative, creative personal and organizational change.
  • Understand the power of words and its ability to transform perception and reality.
  • Begin a personal paradigm shift from “what’s wrong to what’s right” and view the world from an appreciative lens.

Workshop Registration Includes:

  • Member access to LearnDash (our online management system)
  • Workshop reading materials and exercises

Training Schedule:

This Appreciative Inquiry foundations course is completely asynchronous and includes experiential learning, as well as, auditory and visual materials to enhance the learning experience.

Module One – What is Appreciative Inquiry?
Define what Appreciative Inquiry is and learn how it is applied.

Module Two – Appreciative Inquiry’s Building Blocks
Experience the five generic processes of Appreciative Inquiry as they apply to designing and completing your personal appreciative visioning plan.
Learn the Original and Emergent Principles of Appreciative Inquiry.

Module 3 – Research Supports Appreciative Inquiry
Discover the research and evidence that underpin the work of appreciative inquiry.

Module 4 – Appreciative Inquiry in Action
Discover the various applications Appreciative Inquiry can be used to spark change.

Workshop Pre-Requisites:

  • There are no workshop pre-requisites.

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