Practical Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training 19-20 September 2017 in...

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The Adiaha Antigha Centre

24-30 Dalston Lane


E8 3AZ

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Do you want to start using Appreciative Inquiry (AI) in change management, organisational development, teambuilding or coaching? This hands-on small-group Appreciative Inquiry training gives you everything you need to start using AI with confidence.

Although it’s firmly grounded in the theoretical foundation of AI, this course is about practical, engaging learning and application.

By the end of the two-day course you will be equipped to start using AI in your area of interest, whether it’s community engagement, organisational change, or individual development.

Note: This event is offered at a lower price than usual (normal price £595) because we are holding it in partnership with Hackney Council for Voluntary Services)

Course outline

Day 1:

  • What is Appreciative Inquiry?

  • The origins of AI

  • Why the appreciative approach works

  • Research supporting the appreciative approach

  • The five principles of Appreciative Inquiry

  • Using the ‘5-D’ model for positive change

  • How to define successful topics for Appreciative Inquiry

  • The secrets of successful appreciative interviews

  • Practical ways of conducting each stage in the process

  • Participating in a hands-on Appreciative Inquiry session

Day 2:

  • How to structure an appreciative coaching session

  • How to be ‘in the moment’ as an interviewer and facilitator

  • Gain practical experience of coaching and being coached using AI

  • How to use scaling and other solution-focused tools in coaching

  • Formats for AI at organisational, team and individual level

  • How to run a large-scale AI event

  • How to persuade AI ‘skeptics’ and build credibility

  • Building an appreciative culture

  • Planning how you will implement AI

  • Appreciative Inquiry as a way of life – benefits and how to cultivate it

What people say about the course:

“The course was very cleverly designed to ensure we fully understood the concepts and had time to practice.

My understanding of AI has really developed due to the course and learning from Andy was a really inspiring experience.

The number of likeminded people was just right, venue was very comfortable and course material was really helpful as well as the practical ideas from the course.

Reflecting a week on – I can recall so much of this course, which is fantastic as the learning has been so meaningful to me and I am looking forward to using many elements of the course in my work.”
Susanne Clarke, Head of Service Excellence, Bournemouth University

“I’ve found it to be one of the most practical and useful courses I’ve ever been on. I use the skills and techniques I learnt regularly and get great results. I couldn’t recommend this highly enough if you are looking for new ways to promote and provoke change in an organisation.” – Steven Houghton-Burnett, Non-Executive Director and Business Angel, CEO of ERIS Technology Limited

“I really enjoyed the 2 days training and gained some practical,flexible, easy to use tools. The training was a good mix of input and a chance to try things out for myself. I felt I could go home and use it straight away, and as back-up a great set of notes and sample sheets to use in different contexts.” – Sara Hagel, Director, West Midlands Quaker Peace Education Project

“Thanks Andy for an excellent couple of days, informative, eye opening and most of all, practical. I highly recommend this course for anyone involved in change of any sort.” – Mark Sherwood, Safety Persuasion Workshops

“The course had a great mix of people and experiences, which I found really added to my own personal experience on the course… I really enjoyed the practical nature of the course and felt that experiencing and discovering the AI process really worked well for me.” – Kate Hargreaves, Director, The Clear Thinking Partnership

“Andy did a fantastic job as facilitator and connected with the group from the onset.” – Helena Coxshall, Director of Change Management, Third Sector Hebrides

“We learned practical skills we could use immediately and confidently to achieve fantastic results. The trainers impressed us throughout both with their extensive knowledge and their generosity when sharing their experiences. One key factor for us was that the trainers remained flexible in their delivery to ensure our needs and expectations were met.

The appreciative coaching model was extremely useful as our client group traditionally focus on negatives and problems rather than potential positive solutions.” Andy Jackson, pioneering progressive youth worker


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Adiah Antigha Centre is near two overground stations - Dalston Junction (2 minute walk) and Dalston Kingsland (5 minute walk). Hackney Downs station is about 15 minutes walk away

The Centre is on a number of local bus routes: 38, 67, 76, 149, 242, 243.

Parking: https://www.hackney.gov.uk/car-parks

How can I contact the organiser?

Andy Smith andy@coachingleaders.co.uk or (on the day) +44 (0)7967 591 313

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