We offer two courses: Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry and Deepening your Appreciative Inquiry practice (below: the next course starts on 24th September 2022). 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: September 2022 to January 2023
Register for the opening webinar on Saturday 24th September 2022 by contacting us.
Fiona Thomas: Co-author of Appreciating Church. A practical Appreciative Inquiry resource for church communities
Jim Coleman: Freelance facilitator and retired United Reformed Church minister
Both are experienced AI practitioners and active participants in the Appreciating Church community of practice.
The fee covers facilitation, AI resources, and individual support throughout the course.
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 is practically based using webinars, online material, small groups, and one-to-one support. It 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 activity 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.