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..


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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

  • Appreciative journalling

  • Developing your own projects and tools.

Dates: To be announced

Venue: To be announced

Facilitators: To be announced

Fee: To be announced (includes full board and accommodation, AI resources, and post-course support.)

Booking: For further information on the course and guidance on whether you meet the course criteria, please contact us. Successful applicants for this course will be able to:

  1. show how they are practicing appreciative inquiry, and

  2. identify an existing or potential project which they wish to develop using appreciative inquiry during the course.

This course is offered as part of the Appreciating Church project, supported ecumenically in association with Appreciating People, UK leaders in the practical application of Appreciative Inquiry.