Appreciative Inquiry

One Day • Instructor-led

Appreciative Inquiry, also known as AI, is a method for implementing change that is rooted in being positive, sharing stories of things that work well, and leveraging people’s strengths and the power of co-creation to initiate lasting, powerful changes that can make an organization the best it has ever been, because of people who care and are committed.

This comprehensive course focuses on appreciative inquiry using the 4-D model. Through a tangible approach, attendees will come away from the course ready to apply what they have learned back in their own workplaces.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Defining Appreciative Inquiry

  • What is Appreciative Inquiry?
  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • How is AI different?
  • Getting Started

Lesson 2: Success Principles

  • Five Key Principles
  • Teaching Positivity
  • Measuring Tangible Success
  • Setting the Interview Groundwork
  • Practical Power

Lesson 3: The 4-D Model

  • Introduction to the Model
  • Discovery of “What Is”
  • Putting it Into Practice
  • Designing “The Ideal”
  • Destiny

Lesson 4: Test Driving

  • Getting the Hang of It
  • Creating the Guide
  • The Summary
  • From Design to Destiny
  • Recommended Reading List
  • Post-Course Assessment
  • Pre & Post Assessment Answer Keys
  • Personal Action Plan

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