Friday 8 September 2017, Lincoln, England
This one-day taster of AI is for those who would like to know more about Appreciative Inquiry, a strength based and innovative approach to facilitating change and to meet two of the most senior AI practitioners who have trained many of the people now practicing AI in the UK and beyond.
Come and learn how AI can enhance your work, your organisation, society and life.
Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a powerful new vehicle for energising positive change in an organisation’s or community’s human, ecological and economic functioning. Its aim is to discover, expand, and sustain an organisation’s root causes of success. As a next generation approach to the whole field of organisation change and development, AI is a consulting process which grows out of social constructionist thought and its applications to organisation and community transformation.
While AI is very effective in facilitating change at the individual and small group level, AI is particularly useful in complex environments and situations with culture transformation, restructuring, mergers, acquisitions, programme formulation and evaluation, strategic planning and for relational processes such as union/management relationship, teambuilding, conflict and capacity building. AI also enables managers to make the essential leap in becoming true leaders of their organisations.
This one-day taster will give you:
- An brief introduction to AI
- A quick overview of the theoretical background of AI
- An overview of the varied applications of AI
- Clarity about whether AI would be a good approach
- Those who are curious about Appreciative Inquiry
- Those who would like to know whether Appreciative Inquiry could be a good approach in their own organisation.
- Those who are considering signing up for training in Appreciative Inquiry
- Anyone who is interested in Appreciative Inquiry
The one-day taster runs Friday 8 September 2017 between 10.00 and 17.00.
The workshop will be held at the Lincoln Hotel (www.thelincolnhotel.com), which stands at the heart of the medieval city of Lincoln, facing the ancient cathedral. Lincoln is reachable by train (about 2 hours from London) from throughout the UK, by road, and by air at Humberside International Airport.
For those flying from abroad, KLM flies directly from Amsterdam to Humberside international airport. Upon receiving your registration, we will provide further travel details as required.
The course fee is £133.34 and includes lunch and refreshments.
Barbara Sloan is President of Sloan Dialogs, LLC, an internationally recognized consultancy specializing in change, strategic planning, executive coaching and team building. She facilitates high quality dialogue among people and groups to spark creativity, establish understanding, and forge alliances — to realize the capacity for full collaboration.
She designs and facilitates meetings that bring together stakeholders with very different needs who, after working together for two to five days, reach an unprecedented level of agreement and establish a newly collaborative way or working together.
Mette is an organisation and development aid consultant with a background in law and social and political sciences from University of Copenhagen, Denmark and Cambridge University, UK. She has worked with Appreciative Inquiry since 1994 and was one of the first to be trained in Appreciative Inquiry in Europe. Mette is a member of the NTL Institute for Applied Human Behavioural Science and among a group of 22 Founding Partners in Appreciative Inquiry Consulting – an organisation that is committed to advancing work of significant and enduring consequence through the development of people and organisations that lead – organisations, industries, and individuals that are working in a positively correlated way toward a world future of: (1) prosperous and sustainable economic development; (2) human and ecological well-being; and (3) an awakening to a set of higher values (emerging global ethics) that are able to inspire human action in the service of the widest possible goal.
For questions about the content and design of the workshop, please contact: Mette Jacobsgaard in the UK: 01652 648 822 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Your registration fee will be 75% refundable up till August 1st. All registrations will be due in full before August 1st. In case of late cancellation substitutions are always welcome. However, should you fail to find a person to take your place we reserve the right to retain the full amount paid. Should we have to cancel, your workshop deposit will be returned to you.