Appreciating Church AI courses

We currently offer two courses, A taste of AI (below) and Developing your AI practice, with dates and venues advertised here and on our Facebook and Twitter as they become available.


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A taste of AI

A Taste of Appreciative Inquiry
Introducing AI theory and practice

A 24-hour residential course introducing Appreciative Inquiry as a way of working in churches exploring development and change. Those attending will be introduced to the underlying theory, as well as examples of good practice, with a view to using appreciative techniques in their own work, and in the life of their churches.

The programme will be practically based and include:

  • Examples of AI techniques in practice
  • The Principles of AI
  • Appreciative conversations
  • Crafting appreciative questions
  • Reframing
  • The importance of generativity
  • 5D cycle
  • SOAR tool (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations and Results)
  • Ways in which Appreciative Inquiry is being used by churches in the UK

Facilitation: Facilitators include Tim Slack from Appreciating People.

Dates: TBC

Venue: TBC

Fee: c. £110 depending on venue - The cost includes all resources, and full board accommodation.

Booking: To express interest in the course, please email Philippa: philippa.linton@urc.org.uk

This course is offered as part of the Appreciating Church project, supported ecumenically in associatiom with Appreciating People.