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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 Shish P

Feb 23, 2022

Exlent Learning About AI

By Mariana B

Aug 16, 2020

Great insights and tips

By Winston A W

Sep 5, 2020

Excellent, thank you.

By Karine R

Dec 13, 2019

fantastic course!!!!!

By Sheena B

Jul 13, 2017

Loved this course!!


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By Dr. S M

May 29, 2020

Outstanding course

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By Dyankar A A C

Aug 25, 2020

Good assigments!

By Dhanashree T

May 16, 2019

Excellent Course

By Sven S

May 29, 2016

Great Course!!

By Nwobodo H

Nov 7, 2022

An eye opener

By Fabio M V

Aug 28, 2017

Great course!


Sep 8, 2021

nice course

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By Nicole C

Jun 25, 2018

I thought this was a very good course with good use of examples. At times I thought it moved a little slowly and found the professor's style hard to tune into for very long, but I appreciate that reiteration helps the lessons sink in.

By Fernanda F

Nov 5, 2020

The course itself is really good but I expected the examples to be more recent and more diverse.

Also the need to wait for a colleague to correct your activities may delay the completion of the course and may demand an extra payment.

By Roxanne R N

May 16, 2020

This course was definitely edifying. I have learnt so much more about Appreciative Inquiry. I can progress through effective case management with confidence.

By Elaine W

Nov 5, 2018

A great course about an interesting topic. A great deal is duplicated from other leadership courses in the series however.

By Olivier G

Mar 4, 2017

I do recommend the course, for both the methodoly and content, the tips it gives, the mindset it develops

go on Ronald !