Advanced training in Appreciative Inquiry
Participants on this course will have already completed the course on Fundamentals of Appreciative Inquiry, and they will now be ready to learn more about how to use this approach in their professional and personal lives. All participants should bring to the training course one or more situations where they would like to improve the AI, or to apply it.
These situations may involve:
• bringing together different teams to work in an activity.
• dealing with difficult situations in which people seem to be divided, separated or ground down by conflict.
• increasing the effectiveness of a business in terms of involving the workers and achieving better financial results.
• raising the spirits or commitment of the team and/or the workers.
• making and implementing tough decisions in an organisation.
• improving partnerships in situations where there are many different stakeholders.
During the training course, facilitators work closely with each participant on their project in order to:
• clarify the key objective of a situation.
• determine where and how the right people can be involved in developing or improving a situation.
• strengthen or improve the design of a project with specific objectives.
• choose the most important activities, and the suitable language for each situation.
• develop methods for measuring success.
During the course the participants will:
• learn the skills and strengths they will need to use whenever they work with Appreciative Inquiry.
• learn to expand and develop their way of thinking and working so that they become more effective when using Appreciative Inquiry.
As a group we will also be dealing with broader topics that affect individuals and situations, such as:
• the new organisational development, its impact in general and how to sustain successful organisations.
• the new organisational development and the changing role of consultants.
• practical examples, case histories of the application of Appreciative Inquiry in companies, the health field, government and educational communities.
• developing Design Thinking in professional practice.