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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!

May
24
Fri
Positive Change @ Work @ Manchester Metropolitan University Business School
May 24 all-day

A one-day workshop for leaders, exploring strategies and tactics for successful Positive Change

Who should attend?
Leaders from public, private & 3rd sector who are looking to achieve Positive Change outcomes in key areas of their organization.
Leaders who are facing tough challenges, trying to effect change in pressured, even negative, environments.

What will you gain from attending?
Knowledge, Strategies & Tactics for Positive Change based on case study examples & activities

For more information, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/positive-change-work-tickets-59573811875

Jun
19
Wed
Appreciative Team Building 創建欣賞式團隊© @ The Collab
Jun 19 – Jun 20 all-day

This licensed program is designed based on the book Appreciative Team Building: Positive Questions to Bring Out the Best of Your Team, which is a practical guide for developing high-performance teams using positive questions.

The 10 Steps of Appreciative Team Building© and the 48 Positive Questions are created based on the rationale of Appreciative Inquiry (“AI”), a strength-based process for building teamwork, trust and collaboration, enhancing employee engagement, generating a spirit of creativity and innovation, and ensuring result-oriented commitment to a shared mission, vision and strategy. It is a generative approach that allows team members to see achieve their greatest potential and hold themselves accountable for end results.

Learning from this workshop will include: (and much more!)

How Appreciative Team Building© is different from other major team building methodologies
Basic rationale and assumptions of Appreciative Team Building©
Team building through changing the mode of our dialogue
8 dimensions that influence team effectiveness
10 ways to use Positive Questions to build high-performance teams
48 Positive Questions to bring out the best of your team
10 steps of Appreciative Team Building©
Case studies and applications

This workshop fulfills a requirement for the Certification in Appreciative Inquiry Practice and Consulting (CAIPC).

欣賞式探詢 (Appreciative Inquiry, AI) 是以強項為本的共創方式,由個人和集體的強項和成功經驗出發,建立人與人之間的關係和信任,激發創新精神,共同建構獨有的願景、目標和合作模式。

「創建欣賞式團隊© 」建基於 AI 的概念,讓團隊透過運用探詢、共創和對話,更了解專屬他們的理想運作條件,共建屬於團隊獨有的運作模式。

如你已讀過《創建欣賞式團隊》一書,這兩天的體驗工作坊會讓你親身體驗流程的實際操作,和補給有關欣賞式探詢的基礎理論和運用竅門,讓你運用該書時更能得心應手,就著團隊的不同需要,設計獨特的欣賞式團隊建立項目。

「創建欣賞式團隊©」與一般團隊建立方法的分別
背後的基本原理和運作原則
團隊建立——由改變對話模式開始
8個促進團隊效能和發展的面向
10種建立高績效團隊的正向式提問用法
48組正向式提問範例
整合運用提問範例與「創建欣賞式團隊©」的十步曲,輕鬆設計欣賞式團隊建立項目

Jun
20
Thu
Applications of Appreciative Inquiry
Jun 20 – Jun 21 all-day

Applications of Appreciative Inquiry is a highly experiential workshop designed by Ralph Weickel, Tenny Poole and Diana Whitney for those who seek to broaden their repertoire of practices and tools, to strengthen their Appreciative Inquiry work.

How do you know if this workshop is for you?

You read all you could, you took a Foundations workshop, and you began using Appreciative Inquiry. As you applied Appreciative Inquiry to your project you uncovered more questions than answers. Now you want to expand and enrich your knowledge and skill set by exploring multiple ways to apply Appreciative Inquiry. You want to learn the ‘tricks of the trade’ from the masters.

What can you learn by attending Applications of Appreciative Inquiry?
You will learn how to engage members of your organization at all levels, develop the optimum agenda and plan for a Appreciative Inquiry project, utilize team strengths and unleash organizational creativity. You will learn to use tools such as the Applications Matrix and Project Planning Template to guide the design of powerful appreciative engagements. You will strengthen your capacity in the basics of Appreciative Inquiry: to identify key strategic topics and develop questions that catalyze impactful conversations and sustainable results; to guide the creation of provocative propositions; and to launch highly committed innovation teams.

This exciting new workshop provides hands-on tools and utilizes case studies from healthcare, manufacturing, finance and government to provide you with the resources you have been longing for to further your practice of appreciative inquiry.

Applications of Appreciative Inquiry is a working clinic, a time for you and your team members to work on your projects and get help to ensure your success. It is an opportunity for you to develop implementation plans for your appreciative inquiry initiatives. You will leave this workshop with tools and a concrete plan for applying appreciative inquiry to a project with which you are involved.

The Power of Appreciative Inquiry Workshop (or its equivalent, formerly known as the Foundations of Appreciative Inquiry) is a prerequisite to this workshop.

Jul
10
Wed
Appreciative Coaching: The Art of Transformation @ The Collab
Jul 10 – Jul 11 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 (8 CC / 4 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
8
Tue
Applications of Appreciative Inquiry
Oct 8 – Oct 9 all-day

Applications of Appreciative Inquiry is a highly experiential workshop designed by Ralph Weickel, Tenny Poole and Diana Whitney for those who seek to broaden their repertoire of practices and tools, to strengthen their Appreciative Inquiry work.

How do you know if this workshop is for you?
You read all you could, you took a Foundations workshop, and you began using Appreciative Inquiry. As you applied Appreciative Inquiry to your project you uncovered more questions than answers. Now you want to expand and enrich your knowledge and skill set by exploring multiple ways to apply Appreciative Inquiry. You want to learn the ‘tricks of the trade’ from the masters.

What can you learn by attending Applications of Appreciative Inquiry?
You will learn how to engage members of your organization at all levels, develop the optimum agenda and plan for a Appreciative Inquiry project, utilize team strengths and unleash organizational creativity. You will learn to use tools such as the Applications Matrix and Project Planning Template to guide the design of powerful appreciative engagements. You will strengthen your capacity in the basics of Appreciative Inquiry: to identify key strategic topics and develop questions that catalyze impactful conversations and sustainable results; to guide the creation of provocative propositions; and to launch highly committed innovation teams.

This exciting new workshop provides hands-on tools and utilizes case studies from healthcare, manufacturing, finance and government to provide you with the resources you have been longing for to further your practice of appreciative inquiry.

Applications of Appreciative Inquiry is a working clinic, a time for you and your team members to work on your projects and get help to ensure your success. It is an opportunity for you to develop implementation plans for your appreciative inquiry initiatives. You will leave this workshop with tools and a concrete plan for applying appreciative inquiry to a project with which you are involved.

Oct
29
Tue
The Power of Appreciative Inquiry: Theory and Practice @ COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
Oct 29 – Nov 1 all-day

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

The Power of AI 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 four-day program will show you how to unleash the power of Appreciative Inquiry to:

Transform complaints into commitments
Create an emotionally positive, life affirming organizational culture and leadership style
Enhance collaboration and process improvement
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. This workshop fulfills a requirement in the Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner and Consultant Certification Program.

All participants will receive a copy of The Power of Appreciative Inquiry, co-authored by Amanda Trosten-Bloom.

This workshop fulfills a requirement in the Certification for Appreciative Inquiry Practitioners and Consultants (CAIPC) offered by CPC.

Nov
12
Tue
Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT) @ Marina Village Conference Center
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm

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

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.

Sep
22
Tue
Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT) @ Marina Village Conference Center
Sep 22 – Sep 25 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.

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.

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.

Jan
19
Tue
Build High Performance with Positive Leadership – Online! @ Online
Jan 19 @ 9:30 am – Feb 4 @ 11:30 am

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.