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!

Sep
17
Tue
Appreciative Inquiry Summit: Igniting Inspiration, Accelerating Action (Online) @ Online
Sep 17 – Nov 12 all-day

Imagine 50 to 5000 people together, producing powerful and sustained results in just 2 to 5 days. This workshop will show you how.

The Appreciative Inquiry Summit: Igniting Inspiration, Accelerating Action – an online interactive workshop – teaches you how to design and facilitate Appreciative Inquiry Summits. The course takes place over nine weeks in eight 2.5 hours sessions on Tuesdays. It includes live presentations and discussions, video case studies, interactive exercises, and breakout assignments (during and between classes). It offers the same interactive, collaborative, and personal connection typical of Corporation for Positive Change workshops, all from the comfort of your home or workplace. You will learn all you need to make your Appreciative Inquiry Summit a reality.

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

When: September 17 and 24, October 1, 8, 15 and 22, November 5 and 12 (2019)
Time of Sessions: 3:00-5:30 P.M., Mountain Time
Where: Online
Faculty: Amanda Trosten-Bloom & Barbara Lewis

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
21
Mon
Foundations in Appreciative Inquiry – with Pru Sullivan, Joep C. de Jong, and David Cooperrider @ Straz Center for Performing Arts
Oct 21 – Oct 23 all-day

The David L Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry, in conjunction with Tampa’s Positive Impact Force, is offering this foundations course as the first step toward AI Certificaiton. Taught by business leaders Pru Sullivan and Joep C. de Jong, and including a special guest appearance by Appreciative Inquiry’s founder, David L. Cooperrider. The course will explore:

– How and why Appreciative Inquiry works
– The power of questions to ignite positive change
– The underlying theory and principles behind AI
– The 4D Framework for Positive Change
– Examples of AI around the world—case studies, stories, and illustrations
– C\utting-edge methods and tools used to create positive change
– AI applications at all organizational levels: interpersonal, team, strategic planning, and whole-system

Join us to get the tools and resources to create positive change that bridges high ideals with a results-oriented mindset!

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.

Mar
17
Tue
Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT) @ Suncoast Hotel and Casino
Mar 17 – Mar 20 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.

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.

REGISTRATION INCLUDES:
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.

Apr
7
Tue
Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT) @ Marina Village Conference Center
Apr 7 – Apr 10 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.

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

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.

REGISTRATION INCLUDES:
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.

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.