Unleashing positive energy and enabling collective commitment
The Appreciative Inquiry (AI) Toolbox
Course description

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a strengths-based, inclusive and actionable approach towards large system change and development. AI works on the premise that every organic system has some inherent generative forces, which when amplified, unleash positive energy and enable collective commitment. AI facilitates organization-wide changes through appreciative tapping of strengths, ideas, aspirations and co-evolved imagination, leading to co-owned and participative accomplishment.

This is a course which includes Appreciative Leadership, Coaching and Supervision, Appreciative Performance Management and Engagement. It is appropriate blend of experience, concept and skill-building practice at individual, small group and plenary level.

Instructor

Markos Perrakis holds a Ph.D. in Leadership Styles and their efficiency in organisations with publications in the fields of organizational psychology and coaching. trained in Systemic Consultation, certified provider of Vocational Guidance and Professional Orientation, multilingual psychometric assessments, and coaching tools for teams and individuals in organisational, career and personality issues He is representative of ANSE (Association of International institutions for coaching and Supervision in Europe), Scientific partner of EUMU (European Union of Small and Medium Enterprises) in Greece in fields of Strategic planning and Human capital development programmes. He is Founder and Managing Director of Fractality Organisational Development Services and ISO 9001:2008 Lead auditor.

Participation fee

The fee for this course is 670 Euros. More information on these funding criteria can be found on our Erasmus+ Workshop pages.

It includes tuition fee and educational material, certificates of participation, welcome cocktail, gala dinner, half day excursion (optional) to idyllic Neptune Temple at Sounion Cape (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sounion) in Attica seaside (or similar).

Accommodation and meals are not included in the above fee, but can be arranged by FRACTALITY at special price/low cost for half or full board, in three or four star hotels in the city center. We can always manage low prices for groups. Ask us about it!

Methodology

AI is a proven methodology for leading systemic generative change in organizations and communities. Its diverse applications include: Strategic Planning, Vision-Values-Culture Articulation and Cascade, Leadership and Team Excellence, Coaching, Employee Engagement, Alliance Integration, Diversity and Inclusion, Community Change and Development.

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Designed for

It is designed to help Adult education staff, Human Resources and Organisational Development Professionals, Change and Leadership Coaches and Consultants, helping professionals (psychologists, therapists, social workers and counsellors) build their expertise for facilitating Appreciative Inquiry and for those who want to:

  • expand their skills
  • develop their positive perspective
  • become familiar with A.I. methodology
  • learn new practical methods.
Programme

Day 1

  • Learning about the genesis and philosophy of ‘Appreciative Inquiry’ from Aristotle.
  • AI principles (Understanding and Practising)
  • The craft of AI Process and Affirmative Topics: Learning and Practising

Day 2

  • Mapping ‘Positive Core and Full Potential’, Provocative Propositions, Appreciative Interviews
  • Reframing ‘Problem’ into ‘Possibility’
  • Cultivating a generative approach

Day 3

  • Practising ‘Appreciative Conversations’
  • Applications of ‘Appreciative Inquiry’ in organizational context
  • Increasing cultural awareness

Day 4

  • Coping with prejudices: strategies and attitudes
  • Multicultural awareness
  • Knowledge about cultural adaption

Day 5

  • Practical Implementation
  • Outdoor activity

Duration: 5 days

Dates: 04 – 08 October 2018

Location: Athens, Greece

Application deadline

Please note that the application deadline for Erasmus+ funding is the 1st of February 2018, 12:00 CET.