Upcoming Events

Events Listing

From upcoming workshops around the globe, to conferences, and local network events, there are many events happening in the global AI Community for you to explore and expand your AI learning journey. Use the search categories below to find upcoming conferences, classes, workshops and trainings, and meetings near you. Do you have an event you want to share? Submit it below!

Nov
15
Thu
2nd Global Conference on Positive Change @ Tobacco Theaterdf
Nov 15 – Nov 16 all-day

The Global Conference on Positive Change is a gathering of leaders and change agents.
*People interested and experienced in how Positive Change can be applied to key global challenges and leveraged to realise opportunities for innovation and growth.
*The aim of the conference is to inspire and equip people passionate about
Positive Change with ideas, tools and connections to do more great work.

The theme of this year’s conference is Building Positive Organisations
*How do we re-imagine and re-purpose commercial and community organisations to meet the challenges and opportunities of the coming decades for a more positive world ?
*People will be invited to take part in sessions to explore and deepen their understanding of key themes of Positive Change
*hear from and discuss with experts who are applying Positive Change in diverse fields
*learn about approaches and tools effective in delivering Positive Change
*appreciatively share their own knowledge, experiences and aspriations

This is an invitation to be inspired and to inspire!

You will be invited to take a journey to explore three overarching questions in a variety of ways
*What does it mean to be a positive organisation – what are the pillars and foundations?
*How are people building positive organisations in different sectors to meet opportunities and challenges?
*What skills can be learned and tools employed to make positive change more effective – what are the enablers?

Punctuating the journey there will be contributors offering stories of experiences and inspiration.

For more information on this highly anticipated event, please visit: https://globalpositivechange.org/

Feb
20
Wed
Appreciative Coaching: The Art of Transformation
Feb 20 – Feb 21 all-day

Appreciative Coaching is a co-creative process for human transformation. Though collaborative inquiry, dialogue and reflection, it enables people to integrate the best of their past with their strengths, values, and visions; and to bring forth positively powerful performance and results. Master appreciative coaches are catalysts, curators and witnesses to their clients’ identity creation and recreation. They are able to establish trust and rapport, to ask provocative and life-affirming questions, and to listen with an open heart and a nonjudgmental mind. Recognizing that words create worlds they are able to mindfully reveal limits and metaphorically build bridges to new possibilities.

This is a workshop for coaches, consultants and managers who want to hone their appreciative coaching skills to better support personal well-being, high performance and leadership excellence.

During this workshop you will learn how to: apply Appreciative Inquiry principles and process to coaching; craft appreciative questions; listen to discover life affirming metaphors and seeds of potential; and compose strength based stories.

As a result of this workshop, you will gain greater awareness of your own “pro-creative” presence and enhance your capacities to:

Listen for the questions that need to be asked
Frame questions to discover and catalyze potential
Help clients establish clear positive intentions
Use metaphors to aid understanding and inspire action
Tell stories to suggest new approaches to old problems
Trust your intuition to guide you and the coaching process

This workshop is approved to offer 12 (9.75 CC / 2.25 RD) Continuing Coach Education credits (CCE) towards renewal of certification in the International Coach Federation. This workshop fulfills a requirement in the Certification for Appreciative Inquiry Practitioners and Consultants (CAIPC).

Apr
23
Tue
The Power of Appreciative Inquiry: Theory and Practice
Apr 23 – Apr 25 all-day

Could your organization benefit from: Enhanced collaboration? Increased employee engagement? Heightened creativity? Aligned action around a shared vision?

The Power of Appreciative Inquiry is your pathway to better results.

Appreciative Inquiry is a proven method for leading positive change in organizations and communities around the world. Countless leaders have taken this workshop and are using Appreciative Inquiry to instill positive change in health care, education, military, business, athletic, community, religious, and government organizations.

This 3-day workshop, formerly known as the Foundations of Appreciative Inquiry, will show you how to unleash the power of Appreciative Inquiry to:
-Create a dialogue of solutions and results
-Transform complaints into commitments
-Create an emotionally positive, life affirming organizational culture and leadership style
-Establish ways to enhance collaboration and process improvement
-Nurture an entrepreneurial spirit in the organization
-Create a culture of service excellence
-Engage team members, customers, vendors, and stakeholders in strategic planning and transformation

Learn how Appreciative Inquiry brings out the best and builds energy, focus and momentum for positive change!

Oct
9
Wed
Appreciative Coaching: The Art of Transformation
Oct 9 – Oct 10 all-day

Appreciative coaching is a co-creative process for human transformation. Through collaborative inquiry, dialogue and reflection, it enables people to integrate the best of their past with their strengths, values, and visions; and to bring forth positively powerful performance and results. Master appreciative coaches are catalysts, curators and witnesses to their clients’ identity creation and recreation. They are able to establish trust and rapport, to ask provocative and life-affirming questions, and to listen with an open heart and a nonjudgmental mind. Recognizing that words create worlds they are able to mindfully reveal limits and metaphorically build bridges to new possibilities.

This is a workshop for coaches, consultants and managers who want to hone their appreciative coaching skills to better support personal well-being, high performance and leadership excellence.

During this workshop you will learn how to: apply Appreciative Inquiry principles and process to coaching; craft appreciative questions; listen to discover life affirming metaphors and seeds of potential; and compose strength based stories.

As a result of this workshop, you will gain greater awareness of your own “pro-creative” presence and enhance your capacities to:

Listen for the questions that need to be asked
Frame questions to discover and catalyze potential
Help clients establish clear positive intentions
Use metaphors to aid understanding and inspire action
Tell stories to suggest new approaches to old problems
Trust your intuition to guide you and the coaching process

This workshop is approved to offer 12 (9.75 CC / 2.25 RD) Continuing Coach Education credits (CCE) towards renewal of certification in the International Coach Federation. This workshop fulfills a requirement in the Certification for Appreciative Inquiry Practitioners and Consultants (CAIPC).

Oct
23
Wed
The Power of Appreciative Inquiry: Theory and Practice
Oct 23 – Oct 25 all-day

Appreciative Inquiry is a proven method for leading positive change, fostering an entrepreneurial spirit and creating sustainable results in organizations and communities around the world. Countless leaders have taken this workshop and are using Appreciative Inquiry to instill a positive results oriented culture in healthcare, start-up ventures, education, military, businesses, athletic, community, religious, and government organizations.

This workshop will show you how to unleash the power of Appreciative Inquiry to:

Create a dialogue of solutions and results
Transform complaints into commitments
Create an positive, life affirming organizational culture and leadership style
Establish ways to enhance collaboration and process improvement
Nurture an entrepreneurial spirit in the organization
Create a culture of service excellence
Engage team members, customers, vendors, and stakeholders
Learn how Appreciative Inquiry brings out the best and builds energy, focus and momentum for strengthened results and positive change.

Oct
28
Mon
Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT) @ Adam W. Herbert University Center
Oct 28 – Oct 31 all-day

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.

TRAINING 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 24 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.

Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT) @ Trinity Western University
Oct 28 – Oct 31 all-day

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.

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.

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.

Oct
14
Wed
Build High Performance with Positive Leadership – Online! @ Online
Oct 14 – Oct 30 all-day

Developing Positive Leadership is important to engage people in today’s ever changing organizations. Developing a positive orientation to leadership increases your ability to bring out the best in people and organizations while enhancing the organization’s capacity for innovation and productivity. This workshop provides a transformational approach to identify your individual strengths and develop your own personal approach to positive leadership.

Who Should Attend:

Leaders who wish to amplify the inspirational side of their leadership.
Leaders who recognize that new skills are necessary in contemporary times where the environment is dramatically changing, where the rules that have guided how we operate no longer apply, and where the best leaders will be transparent with their intentions, having a seamless link between their espoused values, actions, and behaviors.
Human Resources and Organizational Development professionals looking for leadership developmental approaches that increase employee engagement and organizational performance.