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!

Mar
16
Sat
Change Your Questions, Change Your Results @ Embassy Suites
Mar 16 all-day

Join us for this practical and enlightening workshop and learn how to Change Your Questions and Change Your Results. The workshop is based on the methodologies in Dr. Marilee Adams’ bestselling book Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 12 Powerful Tools for Leadership, Coaching and Life. You will leave the workshop with:
a. Core methods and principles for thinking better and having more successful conversations
b. Practical tools, protocols, and skills that make a difference with individuals, teams and organizations— all of which you can use right away
c. Ways to activate the best mindset and questions to take you and others where you want to go
d. A renewed sense of confidence, optimism, and possibility
Check the website for Early Bird specials.

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!

May
20
Mon
Appreciative Inquiry Summit: Igniting Inspiration, Accelerating Action (Online) @ Online
May 20 – Jun 20 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 in eight consecutive 2.5 hours sessions on Thursdays. This online course typically attracts participants from different time zones. Accordingly, the time of day will be set later based on early registrations. 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.

Prerequisites: (1) Familiarity with basic Appreciative Inquiry theory and practices, as demonstrated by graduation from The Power of Appreciative Inquiry workshop (formerly known as the Foundations of Appreciative Inquiry), or an equivalent course. (2) The technical capability to connect to an interactive, internet-based platform. An optional pre-conference “refresher” is available at no charge for workshop participants who wish to brush up on basic Appreciative Inquiry practices before moving forward.

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

Jun
11
Tue
Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT) @ Suncoast Hotel and Casino
Jun 11 – Jun 14 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.

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.

Registration Includes:
Pre-workshop reading, four full days of instruction, lunch, instructional materials (binder and book), 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.

Aug
26
Mon
Facilitating Appreciative Inquiry Training @ Main Street Landing
Aug 26 – Aug 28 all-day

The Cooperrider Center is excited to offer this 3-day class in collaboration with course designers and trainers Mary Jane Dieter and Liz Corcoran. This advanced training will teach you essential facilitation skills for conducting successful Appreciative Inquiry workshops that create dynamic positive change in your or your client’s teams, organizations, and communities.

Who should attend?

  • AI practitioners, consultants, facilitators, and organizational leaders  interested in gaining the specific facilitation skills required to successfully lead a group, organization, or community through the 5-D process of Define, Discover, Dream, Design, and Deliver.
  • Inspired and motivated individuals with significant self-study and experience with Appreciative Inquiry philosophy, core principles, and the 5-D process.
Sep
17
Tue
Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT) @ Marina Village Conference Center
Sep 17 – Sep 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.

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
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.

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.

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.