The Power & Skills of Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative inquiry focuses on finding the best in people and how they use it to function in their work and everyday life. Through appreciative inquiry, an employer uses the art of asking questions and opinions to strengthen the system as a whole, creating a more positive environment and heightening employee potential. This approach is designed to focus less on negativity and criticism, and utilize personal design and encourage discovery.

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning, it occurs more easily and rapidly. At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • 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

Introducing Appreciative Inquiry

  • Generating a Better Future
  • Engaging People in Positive Thought
  • Change the Person, Change the Organization
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

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 People’s Thinking
  • Limit or Remove Negative Phrasing
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Four D Model

  • Discovery
  • Dream
  • Design
  • Delivery
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Four I Model

  • Initiate
  • Inquire
  • Imagine
  • Innovate
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Appreciative Inquiry Interview Style

  • Framing Positive Questions
  • Solicit Positive Stories
  • Finding What Works
  • Recognize the Reoccurring Themes
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

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
  • Assessment

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
  • Assessment

Influencing Change Through Appreciative Inquiry

  • 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
  • Assessment

Coaching and Managing With Appreciative Inquiry

  • Build Around What Works
  • Focus on Increase
  • Recognize the Best in People
  • Limit or Remove Negative Comments
  • Case Study
  • Assessment