The Essentials of Appreciative Inquiry (Ai)

A process for creating positive futures

“Organisations & individuals grow in the direction of what they repeatedly ask questions about & focus their attention on.”
David Cooperrider – founder of Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry is a process for change which builds on what is already working & valued. Ai works on the premise that whatever we focus on, we empower, creating more of it. Like a search engine  what we look for we will find!

“The Purpose of Appreciative Inquiry is therefore to build on the root causes of Success – not of failure, To build on our Strengths – not our weaknesses.”

This dynamic, proactive approach is highly effective in:The Art Of Appreciation

  • Personal, team & leadership development
  • Strategic planning
  • Change management
  • Organisational development
  • Education & training, supervision
  • Mentoring & coaching
  • Conflict management 
  • Performance management/reviews

‘Appreciative Inquiry’ does not replace other tools but rather offers a different stance that increases the effectiveness of their application. The approach especially encourages & enhances innovation, creativity & the ability to think out of the box.

Being an Ai practitioner &/or organisation, “What We Focus On, We Empower” can become your greatest tool for present & future personal, team & organisational development & growth.

3-Day Workshop Overview

Day 1: Understanding & experiencing Appreciative Inquiry (Ai)

  • The origins of Ai
  • Rethinking our approach to organizational change
  • How Ai works – theory & process
  • The 5 generic processes of Ai
  • The 5 core principles of Ai

Day 2: Practicing & facilitating Appreciative Inquiry (Ai)

  • Asking questions that matter
  • Communication skills & styles that align to Ai effectiveness
  • Being an Ai practitioner in your community, team &/or organization
  • Shifting your way of being & seeing to an appreciative approach
  • Choosing the positive as a focus of inquiry in your organisation 

Day 3: Aligning (Ai) to your clients, team’s & organizations needs

  • Ai principles in practice
  • Applying Ai in your personal, community &/or organizational setting

Workshop Details

Date: Wednesday - Friday, 29 - 31 August 2018

Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm (3 full days)

Venue: Free Spirit Training Retreat, 4 Gwyn Street, Broad Bay, Dunedin

Food: Healthy lunch, morning & afternoon teas provided daily

Cost: $1495 + GST which includes Ai manual/resources.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $1250 + GST if paid by Friday 27th July 2018

Facilitator: Chris Charteris–Wright, Accredited Ai Facilitator

Phone us on 03 478 0061 or email [email protected] for more information or to make a reservation.

For PDF version of Info-Pack please click here.


Accredited Appreciative Inquiry (Ai) Facilitator’s

Accredited Appreciative Inquiry (Ai) Facilitator’s