We offer two courses: Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry and Deepening your Appreciative Inquiry practice (below). Deepening Your Appreciative Inquiry is organised ecumenically through Appreciating Church with Appreciating Church facilitators and counts as Module Two of International Academy for Appreciative Inquiry (IAAI) practitioner training.
Dates for both courses are 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 future training events please contact us.
Deepening your Appreciative Inquiry Practice
The fee covers facilitation, AI resources, and individual support throughout the course, which typically takes 4-5 months to complete, depending on the context of the individual participant.
This online course is designed for people who have already undertaken an introductory Appreciative Inquiry workshop such as Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry or Taste of AI and who wish to build on existing AI practice and deepen their understanding.
The programme uses webinars, online material, small groups, and one-to-one support. It is practice-based using each individual’s own chosen project and addresses:
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 an IAAI-accredited Module One-level course such as Taste of AI or Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry the other entry requirements are:
Evidence of having completed six months practice of Appreciative Inquiry;
Completion of the SOAR-based application process
Identifying a practical project for working on during the course.
Completion of the course and awarding of IAAI-accreditation offers the participant preferential rates for participation in Appreciating Church and IAAI events. The course contributes to developing a self-supporting community of AI practice across churches.