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What might be possible if 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 hundred 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©?
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.
There are no pre-requisites to enroll in this training. This course cover the basics of Appreciative Inquiry (e.g. principles, 5-Ds, theory, etc.) but delves deeper by providing experiential exercises that will teach you how to work with a core team, design an interview protocol, field test this interview protocol, how to keep the energy alive during & after the inquiry, etc.
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.
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.
A series of pre-workshop reading, four full days of instruction, lunch each day, instructional materials (handbook and textbook), and a supervised practicum for AI Facilitator Certification.
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.