Theory, Practice and Application
Sponsored by: Lincoln Workshop Series
Presenters: Jane Magruder Watkins and Mette Jacobsgaard
Location: Lincoln, United Kingdom
This LIMITED ENROLLMENT workshop is designed for managers, human
resource professionals, organisational and community facilitators, from
corporate, governmental and charitable, not-for-profit organisations. -
anyone who wants to get a solid grounding in the theory and practice of
Developed over the past decade, this workshop uses an experience-based
model that prepares consultants to work with AI in client systems and
prepares leaders and managers to use AI for working with organisation
and community change.
Rather than just another technique, AI is presented as a radically
innovative approach to facilitating change. Illustrations of this
constructive approach to organisation transformation will be drawn from
work with small and large corporations, with communities, and with
international organisations addressing global issues of trans-boundary
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
This in-depth workshop will cover both the theory and practice of
Appreciative Inquiry. Special attention will be given to the power of
positive questions; the simultaneity of inquiry and change; the
function of narrative and metaphor in human systems transformation; how
to deal with spiralling vocabularies of human deficit, how to create
alignment across functional, generational, cultural and technical
boundaries; and how to build global organising capacity to meet the
challenges of the next millennium. In addition to becoming familiar
with tools for applying AI in organisations, workshop participants
Receive support in actually practising appreciative topic
identification, question construction, interviewing skills, grounded
visioning, translating the vision into innovative processes, practices,
roles and structures and implementing for sustainability
Work through case examples of actual Appreciative Inquiry consulting projects that are brought by other participants
Become familiar with the multi-disciplinary principles, research and theory base of AI
Develop their ability to apply the AI framework to a variety of
interventions such as: Strategic Planning, Internal Auditing,
Organisational Redesign, Mergers, Teambuilding, Programme Formulation
and Evaluation, and Diversity.
Learn how to introduce this strikingly different approach in ways congruent with AI philosophy.
LOCATION AND TRAVEL:
The workshop will be held at the
Lincoln Hotel, which stands at the heart of the medieval city of
Lincoln, facing the ancient cathedral.
Lincoln is reachable by train (3 hours from London) from throughout the
UK, by road, and by air at Humberside International Airport. For those
flying from abroad, KLM flies directly from Amsterdam to Humberside
international airport. Upon receiving your registration, we will
provide further travel details as required.
For registration before 1st July, the “early bird” fee will be
£1300,-for corporations, £ 1000,- for public office holders and £ 900,-
for independent practitioners and smaller NGOs .
After 1st July the fee will £1500,- for corporations, £ 1200,- for
public office holders, and £ 1100 for independent practitioners and
There will be a maximum of 20 participants in this workshop. Places
will be allocated based on receipt of your full registration incl.
payment of a deposit.
We recommend early registration for this workshop as it tends to be
popular and accommodation in Lincoln is often booked during the autumn.
In order to reserve your place in the workshop and arrange for a deposit, please contact Mette Jacobsgaard, on e-mail [email protected]
(Note that your deposit should be with us by 1st July to qualify for
the reduced rate). The remainder of the course fee should be paid by
The workshop is facilitated by
Jane Magruder Watkins and Mette Jacobsgaard.
The workshop qualifies as part of the NTL Appreciative Inquiry Track. www.NTL.org
Registration and Contact Information:
Lincoln Workshop Series
Email: [email protected]
Main Phone: +44 1652 648 822