Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry

Organizations can be thought of as a living being 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 employees 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 in turn 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 change, and it will strengthen relationships throughout your business. Through best practices and positive stories your participants will transform your organization.

Course Outline

Workshop Objectives

  • What is Appreciative Inquiry?
  • Generating a Better Future
  • Engaging People in Positive Thought
  • Change the Person, Change the Organization
  • Case Study
  • Module Two: Review Questions
  • Shifting from “What’s Wrong?” to “What’s Right”?
  • It’s Not Eliminating Mistakes, It’s Holding Up Successes
  • Positive Language Will Affect Peoples Thinking
  • Limit or Remove Negative Phrasing
  • Case Study
  • Module Three: Review Questions
  • Discovery
  • Dream
  • Design
  • Delivery
  • Case Study
  • Module Four: Review Questions
  • Initiate
  • Inquire
  • Imagine
  • Innovate
  • Case Study
  • Module Five: Review Questions
  • Framing Positive Questions
  • Solicit Positive Stories
  • Finding Out What Works
  • Recognize the Reoccurring Themes
  • Case Study
  • Module Six: Review Questions
  • Imagining a Successful Future Will Affect the Present
  • Controlling Negative Anticipation
  • Current Decisions Will Be Influenced Positively
  • Base It on Data and Real Examples
  • Case Study
  • Module Seven: Review Questions
  • Shaping Performance with Positive Imagery
  • Being Better Prepared for Adversity
  • People are More Flexible and Creative
  • Think of the Perfect Situation
  • Case Study
  • Module Eight: Review Questions
  • Using Strengths to Solve Challenges
  • Confidence Will Promote Positive Change
  • Inquiry is a Seed of Change
  • People Will Gravitate Towards What is Expected of Them
  • Case Study
  • Module Nine: Review Questions
  • Build Around What Works
  • Focus on Increases
  • Recognize the Best in People
  • Limit or Remove Negative Comments
  • Case Study
  • Module Ten: Review Questions
  • Strengths
  • Best Practices
  • Peak Experiences
  • Successes
  • Case Study
  • Module Eleven: Review Questions
  • Words from the Wise
  • Review of Parking Lot
  • Lessons Learned
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations