Appreciative Inquiry

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
  • On Appreciative Inquiry _ Education
  • Activity 01-Identifying Appreciative Inquiry
  • Activity 02-Creating My Better Future
  • Activity 03-Engaging Others to Think Positively
  • Module 3 - Changing the Way You Think-HD
  • Module 03 Case Study
  • Quiz - module 3
  • Activity 04-Wrong vs. Right
  • Activity 05-Removing Negative Language
  • Module 4 - Four D Model-HD
  • Module 04 Case Study
  • Quiz - module 4
  • Activity 06-Four D Model Discovery
  • Activity 07-Four D Model - Dream
  • Activity 08-Four D Model - Design
  • Activity 09-Four D Model - Delivery
  • Module 5 - Four I Model-HD
  • Module 05 Case Study
  • Quiz - module 5
  • Activity 10-Four I Model - Initiate
  • Activity 11-Four I Model - Inquire
  • Activity 12-Four I Model - Imagine
  • Activity 13-Four I Model - Innovate
  • Module 6 - Appreciatie Inquiry Interview Style-HD
  • Module 06 Case Study
  • Quiz - module 6
  • Activity 14-Becoming More Positive
  • Activity 15-Finding Out What Works
  • Module 7 - Anticipatory Reality-HD
  • Module 07 Case Study
  • Quiz - module 7
  • Activity 16-Planning Your Future Now
  • Activity 17-Limit Your Negative Anticipation
  • Activity 18-Basing Things on Fact or Data
  • Module 8 - The Power of Positive Imagery-HD
  • Module 08 Case Study
  • Quiz - module 8
  • Activity 19-Keeping Positive Imagery
  • Activity 20-The Perfect Situation
  • Module 9 - Influencing Change Through Appreciative Inquiry-HD
  • Module 09 Case Study
  • Quiz - module 9
  • Activity 21-Identifying My Strengths
  • Activity 22-My Confidence
  • Module 10 - Coaching and Managing With Appreciative Inquiry-HD
  • Module 10 Case Study
  • Quiz - module 10
  • Activity 23-Building Around What Works
  • Activity 24-Focusing on Increases
  • Module 11 - Creating a Positive Core-HD
  • Module 11 Case Study
  • Quiz - module 11
  • Activity 25-My Peak Experiences
  • Activity 26-My Successes
  • Module 12 - Wrapping Up
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever