Course Overview

Course: Appreciative Inquiry

Organizations can be thought of as living beings made up of the individuals working within it. Appreciative Inquiry has the ability to change the whole organization by changing the people. Through positive questioning people will be directed to move in a positive direction. Recognizing the strengths and values of what works as opposed to what's wrong will transform the individuals and thus transform the organization.

 

Appreciative Inquiry is a shift from looking at problems and deficiencies and instead focusing on strengths and successes. It is a tool for organizational change and it will strengthen relationships. Who doesn't like to share good positive stories and events? Think about it.

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Course Objectives

  • Know the meaning of appreciative inquiry
  • Think in positive terms and avoid thinking negatively
  • Encourage others to think positively
  • Recognize positive attributes in people
  • Create positive imagery
  • Manage and guide employees in a positive environment
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Course Outline

Module One: Getting Started

  • Parking Lot
  • Course Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment
  • Action Plans and Evaluations

Module Two: Introducing Appreciative Inquiry

  • What is Appreciative Inquiry?
  • Generating a Better Future
  • Engaging People in Positive Thought
  • Change the Person, Change the Organization
  • Case Study
  • Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Changing the Way You Think

  • Shifting from "What"s Wrong?" to "What"s Right"?
  • It"s Not Eliminating Mistakes, It"s Holding Up Successes
  • Positive Language Will Affect Peoples Thinking
  • Limit or Remove Negative Phrasing
  • Case Study
  • Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Four D model

  • Discovery
  • Dream
  • Design
  • Delivery
  • Case Study
  • Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: The Four I Model

  • Initiate
  • Inquire
  • Imagine
  • Innovate
  • Case Study
  • Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Appreciative Inquiry Interview Style

  • Framing Positive Questions
  • Solicit Positive Stories
  • Finding Out What Works
  • Recognize the Reoccurring Themes
  • Case Study
  • Module Six: Review Questions
Module Seven: Anticipatory Reality

  • Imagining a Successful Future Will Affect the Present
  • Controlling Negative Anticipation
  • Current Decisions Will Be Influenced Positively
  • Base It on Data and Real Examples
  • Case Study
  • Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: The Power of Positive Imagery

  • Shaping Performance with Positive Imagery
  • Being Better Prepared for Adversity
  • People are More Flexible and Creative
  • Think of the Perfect Situation
  • Case Study
  • Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Influencing Change Through AI

  • Using Strengths to Solve Challenges
  • Confidence Will Promote Positive Change
  • Inquiry is a Seed of Change
  • People Will Gravitate Towards What is Expected of Them
  • Case Study
  • Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Coaching and Managing With AI

  • Build Around What Works
  • Focus on Increases
  • Recognize the Best in People
  • Limit or Remove Negative Comments
  • Case Study
  • Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Creating a Positive Core

  • Strengths
  • Best Practices
  • Peak Experiences
  • Successes
  • Case Study
  • Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise
  • Review of Parking Lot
  • Lessons Learned
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations
Duration: 2-3 hours

 

Target Audience: All

 

Price: FREE

NOTE: To qualify for your official BestCorporateAcademy certificate you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or higher before you can purchase your certificate.