Appreciative Inquiry (preview)

Workplace Essentials


Organizations can be thought of as a living being 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 employees 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 in turn 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 change, and it will strengthen relationships throughout your business. Through best practices and positive stories your participants will transform your organization.

Module One: Getting Started
Workshop Objectives

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
Case Study
Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: The Four I Model
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
Best Practices
Peak Experiences
Case Study
Module Eleven: Review Questions

  • Getting Started-HD
  • Module 01 Quote - Optimist
  • Appreciative Inquiry_ A Conversation with David Cooperrider
  • Pre-Assignment
  • Module 2 - Introducing Appreciative Inquiry-HD
  • Module 02 Case Study
  • Quiz - module 2
  • What Now :)
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed