Delivered online over 2 half day sessions. This training will give you an introduction to Appreciative Inquiry, a positive form of action research that facilitates positive change, by helping to envision a collectively desired future and to successfully translate intention into reality.

Dates: 8/9 Dec, 09:30am-12.30pm

The Appreciative Inquiry approach can be applied in almost all groups of people and once the process starts, the change is put in motion. The appreciative approach works in individual conversations and among groups.

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• Define Appreciative Inquiry

• Describe the 4D model

• Use positive dialogue

• Use effective questioning techniques for Appreciative Inquiry

Participants taking this course will be better able to:

• Work with groups in a positive and forward-thinking way.

• Be more curious and excited about the challenges faced by the communities you work with.

• Ask unconditional, positive questions to strengthen the group capacity to increase potential.

• Approach change with an affirmative mindset.

• Use questions to create movement and change within groups.

• Simply apply core communication skills, for overall professional success.

This training is aimed at anyone working in community development in Birmingham, those who ‘work with’ people so they can take collective action to make changes to things that are important to them and their communities. You may be in, or manage, paid or volunteering roles called; Community/ Enabler, Connector, Helper, Builder, Guide, Networker, Liaison or Development Worker etc. This training is part of the broader programme of the new Community Development Practice Hub, which aims to connect, inspire and upskill community development practitioners across the city.