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What might be possible if community and organization members were fully engaged and using their strengths to collectively achieve shared visions?


Appreciative Inquiry is a collaborative, strength-based approach to both personal and organizational development that is proving to be highly effective in thousands of organizations and communities in hundreds of countries around the world. It is a way of bringing about change that shares leadership and learning - fully engaging everyone in the organization. By focusing on the organizations strengths, you can evolve into a true "center of excellence". Rather than focusing on problems, Appreciative Inquiry elicits solutions.


For over 20 years, we have helped thousands of individuals, groups, and organizations heighten their energy, sharpen their vision, and inspire action for change. To meet the growing demand of individuals wanting more Appreciative Inquiry, we are proud to announce that several appreciative events are scheduled and can be found on our Event Calendar. These events are available face-to-face, online, or both. We encourage you and others to participate in our fun Spring lineup.

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Popular Face-To-Face Programs
Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry: Creating What Will Be
This 2-day introductory Appreciative Inquiry (AI) workshop focuses on gaining an 'appreciation' of Appreciative Inquiry and its applications.  By combining theory and practice, this experiential workshop provides participants with the skills to change their personal and professional relationships. Learn More>> 


Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT)
Want to be certified as an AI Facilitator? This 4-day training will provide the skills necessary to facilitate appreciative inquiry sessions in all human systems (large or small). This AI foundations course includes mini-lectures, experiential learning (individuals, pairs, trios, small and large group) as well as auditory and visual materials to enhance the learning experience. Learn More>>  
Appreciative Inquiry Coaching Training
Customizable workshops
This 5-day course will comprise a full Appreciative Inquiry into our collective experience of Appreciative Inquiry and Coaching. Together we will explore and experience each of the 5 D's as it relates to one-on-one relationships (between a coach and client). The practicum, which participants will submit for certification, will embody "Destiny" as you apply the lessons taught during this course into your coaching work. Learn More>> 


Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner Training
strategic planning using appreciative inquiry
In this 3-day workshop, participants will experience an advanced community of practice where they can identify their personal strengths as AI facilitators, enhance their contracting skills, and expand their capacity to design and lead AI initiatives that result in accelerated, sustainable change with measurable outcomes. Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences and participate in dialogues drawn from their actual experiences while in the field. Learn More>>  
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Monthly #AIChat (@Center_for_AI)
The purpose of our Twitter Chat (titled #AIChat) is to come together to answer questions, address concerns, and share stories and resources around topics that are of interest to those in the Appreciative Inquiry community. Appreciative Inquiry Practitioners will be online and available to answer your questions, suggest readings, and provide additional resources to help you as you continue your AI journey. A new topic will be picked each month based on the interests of the group.

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Webinar Recordings
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Center for Appreciative Inquiry's webinar recordings provide you with the opportunity to learn at a time and place that is most convenient. Gather a group in a conference room or listen at your desktop when it works with your schedule. Our webinar recordings are available for download which can be replayed as often as you wish and can be shared with with your colleagues and friends.


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