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Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry

Build Organizational StrengthsOverview:

How does your organization become a creative and innovative leader for the new world order? Corporations, NGO’s,  Education, and the miliary are using Appreciative Inquiry to create postive change within their organizations.  This short introduction to Appreciative Inquiry will show you why so many organizations are looking to this whole human systems approach to change their organizational culture, to creatively engage stakeholders and magnify their results.

Designed For:

Professionals involved in the following areas: business, education, government, health-care, human services, non-profit organizations, and management and organizational development consultants.

Learning Outcomes:


  • Understand the theory and practice of Appreciative Inquiry
  • Find out what makes AI so different?  Understand the D’s
  • Understand strength-based vs. deficit-based assessment of individuals and organizations
  • Learn how organizations are planning for their future by eliciting vision and hope, building on strengths, and inspiring constructive engagement and action

Material / Technical Requirements:

  • Computer with Internet access
  • Computer with the ability to read and print Microsoft Office Documents/Applications (i.e. PowerPoint, Word, PDF, etc.)

Faciliator Bio:

Kathy Becker worked in the California community college system for 27 years and served in staff and leadership positions in the library, disabled students and human resources, leaving the system as the first human resources officer for a new, rural college. As a student of the two-year system and as an employee both in the rural and urban college, Kathy was “bitten” early and has a passion for the collaborative learning environment.  Kathy has been certified by Company of Experts.net as an Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator.

Kathy served as the Chief Human Resources Officer, Staff Development Coordinator, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, and had direct responsibility for contract negotiations, sexual harassment training, discrimination investigation, mediation and conflict resolution, discipline and grievance, management training, and leadership development. More>

Learning Styles

Designed For:

Learning StylesNew and Experienced Teachers (Pre-K to College Level) this workshop is designed for you.

Deans, Department Chairs  – anyone who oversees the budget, evaluation and oversight of instructional programs – understanding how learning occurs is fundamental to your success on the job.


Increase your methodologies and strategies to improve your students’ success.


  • Assess and understand your preferred learning styles.
  • Aware of how your learning style(s) impacts your teaching.
  • Ability to challenge and support learners based on learning strengths.
  • Ability to create lessons based on Kolb’s theory.
  • Ability to create lessons using other learning styles.
  • Ability to receive and give feedback to support learning.

Materials Required:

This workshop may require books, materials, online assessments, or the use of proprietary software which typically will be included in the cost of the workshop.

Customize Your Training:

Company of Experts, Inc. delivers its workshops in a variety of ways: on-site, hybrid, or online; providing users with the option to decide which learning method works best for their organization and/or individual.

To learn more about the location, price, availability, or to register for this workshop, please email Kathy at Kathy@CompanyofExperts.net

Space is limited, guarantee yourself a spot today!