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    Taste of Appreciative Inquiry
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    A practical two-day Appreciative Inquiry course covering the principles of AI tools and a practical understanding of AI. This course includes post-training assignments, including journaling and a small-scale AI intervention.

Duration 2 full days

Course Type Series

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Staff in Leadership Roles

                              Appreciative Inquiry  2 day course


9.15 am     Arrive – tea/coffee registration

9.30 am     Start                   

10:45         Mid-morning drinks

12:30         Lunch

15 :00        Afternoon drinks

4.45 pm     Close          (4.15 on day 2) 

Day 1 Programme

  • Background to the use of AI in organisations, and strength based/whole system approaches,
  • Intro to Positive Psychology
  • use of narrative, metaphor and story within AI
  • The AI principles and their application
  • The 5D cycle (Definition, Discovery, Dream, Design and Destiny/Delivery)


Day 2 Programme

  • The 5D cycle – continued……
  • Generativity
  • Introduction to ‘Reframing’ and how to use it in responding to challenges
  • Developing appreciative questions
  • Designing ‘appreciative interview/conversation’,
  • SOAR – the strength based version of SWOT
  • Appreciative facilitation and what supports positive learning.
  • Examples of successful application in Organisational Development, health, & Centre of Learning from Excellence;
  • AI for action research; co- designing practical applications in the workplace

Delivered By: Appreciating People