Appreciative Inquiry

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Organizations can be thought of as living beings made up of the individuals working within it. Appreciative Inquiry has the ability to change the whole organization by changing the people. Through positive questioning, people will be directed to move in a positive direction. Recognizing the strengths and values of what works, as opposed to what’s wrong, will transform the individuals and thus transform the organization.

Appreciative Inquiry is a shift from looking at problems and deficiencies and instead, focusing on strengths and successes. It is a tool for organizational change and it will strengthen relationships. Who doesn’t like to share good positive stories and events? Think about it.

Course Objectives

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning, it occurs more easily and rapidly. With that in mind, let’s review our goals for today.

At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Know the meaning of appreciative inquiry
  • Think in positive terms and avoid thinking negatively
  • Encourage others to think positively
  • Recognize positive attributes in people
  • Create positive imagery
  • Manage and guide employees in a positive environment

Course Content

Module One: Getting Started
Module Two: Introducing Appreciative Inquiry
Module Three: Changing The Way You Think
Module Four: Four D Model
Module Five: Four I Model
Module Six: Appreciative Inquiry Interview Style
Module Seven: Anticipatory Reality
Module Eight: The Power Of Positive Imagery
Module Nine: Influencing Change Through Appreciative Inquiry
Module Ten: Coaching and Managing With Appreciative Inquiry
Module Eleven: Creating A Positive Core