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About the Course

Appreciative Inquiry is a collaborative and constructive inquiry process that searches for everything that gives life to organizations, communities, and larger human systems when they are most alive, effective, creative and healthy in their interconnected ecology of relationships. To appreciate, quite simply, means to value and to recognize that which has value—it is a way of knowing and valuing the best in life. In the language of Positive Organizational Scholarship it means a research focus—a positive bias—seeking fresh understanding of dynamics described by words like excellence, thriving, abundance, resilience, or exceptional and life-giving. In this context the word appreciate means to value those things of value—it is a mode of knowing often connected to the idea of esthetic appreciation in the arts. To appreciate also means to be grateful or thankful for—it is a way of being and maintaining a positive stance along the path of life's journey. And not incidentally, to appreciate is to increase in value too. Combining the three—appreciation as a way of knowing, as a way of being and as an increase in value– suggests that Appreciative Inquiry is simultaneously a life-centric form of study and a constructive mode of practice. As a form of study, Appreciative Inquiry focuses on searching systematically for those capacities and processes that give life and strength and possibility to a living system; and as a constructive mode of practice, it aims at designing and crafting human organizations through a process in which valuing and creating are viewed as one, and where inquiry and change are powerfully related and understood as a seamless and integral whole Leading Positive Change through Appreciative Inquiry is a course dedicated to advancing our understanding and skill in leading strength-based change and on how to create, foster and manage organizations in which people thrive and perform at their best....

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Nov 6, 2018

Really enjoyed this course, it was a great learning opportunity and I look forward to continuing to put the things I learned into real world practice. The concepts taught have real po


Jul 21, 2019

Thank you for this excellent course. It was rigorous, robust, and very meaningful.

I plan to do more work in the are of Leading Positive Change.

All the best,


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By Lara N

Dec 15, 2020

Inspiring, easy to follow and great instructor who gets you hooked. Bravo!

By Zita M

Sep 5, 2018

Very useful, practical, thank you for the possibility to learn about AI!

By Deleted A

Apr 12, 2020

Very good course. It is something we can apply in our everyday life.

By Joel G

Jun 4, 2016

Great material. The inclusion of case studies definitely helps.

By Inna N

Aug 21, 2020

Thanks to all who was involved in making this course possible!

By castellarnau o

Jul 13, 2020

Thank you so very much ! It is so pleasant to learn with you !

By Oladayo O

Jan 6, 2021

Am full of praise for the instructors. I learnt a great deal.

By François D

Apr 4, 2020

AI is a positive method to change the world where we live

By Denis A S R

Nov 22, 2021

Excelente curso gran retribución personal y profesional

By Karen W

Nov 14, 2019

Very relevant case studies and examples, thank you.

By Sree D K K

Jun 29, 2020

Guided decisional thoughts for a leader's toolkit!


Sep 27, 2021

Fue un curso el cual me dejo mucho aprendizaje

By Carmen O

Apr 30, 2018

Excelente curso, excelente material y tutores.

By Gulshan K

Sep 7, 2021

its rally a very excited and empowered course

By Sateesh K

Jul 5, 2021

A must practice skill for People managers!


May 20, 2023

Very interesting and inspiring subject !!

By Miguel A E G

Jul 19, 2022

excelente curso, excelentes maestros,

By vinit k g

Mar 20, 2022

very good course for all professional

By Santosh M

Aug 22, 2021

Deeply elaborated for understanding.

By Simona S

Nov 26, 2017

Very good course, I've learned a lot

By Emmanuel P

Apr 3, 2020

Very inspiring and practical.

By Boris K

Nov 22, 2016

Wonderful practical course!

By Mely H

Mar 29, 2022

It is a good course indeed

By Lynda R

May 17, 2020

Course content very good!

By Fabio S

Oct 17, 2018

Great Framework to learn!