Appreciating Church AI courses

We currently offer two training events: A taste of AI and Developing your AI practice (below). These events are currently organised by partner churches according to their needs, and their practice is to open these to participants from other organisations.

Dates will be advertised here and on Facebook and Twitter as soon as they become known. If you would like to register your interest to take part in the next training event please contact us..


Developing your Appreciative Inquiry Practice

This 3-day residential course is designed for people who have already undertaken an introductory Appreciative Inquiry workshop such as A Taste of AI and who wish to build on existing AI practice and deepen their understanding.

The programme will be practically based and include:

  • AI principles in day to day practice

  • Creating great questions and protocols

  • Creating and delivering AI summits and events

  • Building AI practice into church and community life.

  • Revisiting the 5D process and SOAR

  • Emerging new approaches and tools

In addition to having completed Taste of AI the other course entry requirements are:

  • Evidence of having completed six months practice of Appreciative Inquiry; and

  • Prior submission of a case study for working on during the course.

Dates: 16th - 18th September 2019

Venue: Westminster College, Cambridge

Fiona Thomas - Co-author of Appreciating Church. A practical Appreciative Inquiry resource for church communities;

Jim Coleman - Development Officer of the Yorkshire Synod of the United Reformed Church;

Zélie Gross - Quaker trainer and facilitator.

Fee: (includes full board and accommodation, AI resources, and post-course support.)
Public/private organisations - £500
Voluntary sector/social enterprises - £400
Church organisations - £270

Booking: Contact Philippa Linton

This course is offered as part of two ongoing projects:

Appreciating Church supported ecumenically
Developing a Community of AI Practice supported by Appreciating People