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Foundations of Appreciative Inquiry | March 8–12

Mon, March 8, 2010

Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Workshop facilitators:  Diana Whitney and Ralph Weickel


Appreciative Inquiry is recognized worldwide as a revolutionary process for high engagement positive change.  In this 4½-day program, you will learn how it has been successfully used for organizational culture change, strategic planning, merger integration, union management partnerships and community development.  And you will learn how to do it, from start to powerful results. This hands-on workshop is based upon Diana Whitney and Amanda Trosten-Bloom’s best selling book, The Power of Appreciative Inquiry, a copy of which is included with your registration.
Faculty for the workshop—Appreciative Inquiry thought leader and master consultant Diana Whitney, and innovative practitioner Ralph Weickel—will guide you through the foundational steps of “how to do Appreciative Inquiry.” They will provide an overview of the theory, principles and research related to AI, along with a deep and thorough grounding in its practices. They will share examples and supporting materials, illustrating how the AI 4-D Process has been applied to a wide range of issues, situations and organizations.
You will learn to design and facilitate key steps in the Appreciative Inquiry process: forming and facilitating a core team, articulating a change agenda, selecting affirmative topics, crafting and conducting appreciative interviews, making meaning of narrative data, envisioning and enacting positive futures, drafting provocative propositions and supporting innovation teams. And you will leave with a focused plan for using AI to create positive change in your organization or community.  

To register online, go to www.positivechange.org.  

For more information or to register by phone, contact our workshop coordinator Suzanne Fey-Gaiser:
Phone: 303.972.5155
Fax: 303.978.9543
Email to: [email protected]