Appreciative Inquiry – Advanced 2014

October 7, 2014 - October 9, 2014
Tatamagouche NS


Oct 7 – Oct 9, 2014 Tue 10:00 AM – Thu 5:00 PM $1,020.00
Advanced Appreciative Inquiry Facilitation (AAIF) is designed to deepen the practice and expand the skills of people who are using Appreciative Inquiry (AI) in their organizations and daily work.

People who have the fundamentals of AI principles and methods and are seeking to advance both their understanding of Appreciative Inquiry and their facilitation skills are invited to attend.  

Working with Joan McArthur-Blair and Jeanie Cockell, co-authors of Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education: A Transformative Force, participants will:

* Examine the principles of AI in relation to their use of AI

* Review the 4-D and SOAR models of AI

* Deepen their facilitation and practice of AI

* Link AI with other processes such as open space technology, circle, world café, storytelling

* Explore new concepts emerging in AI such as the ALIVE Model and Critical Appreciative Inquiry

* Explore appreciative leadership and collaborative teams 

Each participant will receive the book, “Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education: A Transformative Force”.

Program Cost: $1,020 ($845 tuition + $175 meals and lodging)

Local Price: $926 (program cost without overnight, without breakfast)

Please register at least 2 weeks in advance to secure your place in this program


Dr. Jeanie Cockell

Dr. Jeanie CockellDr. Jeanie Cockell, Co-president, Cockell McArthur-Blair Consulting, is an educational and organizational consultant who specializes in collaboratively designing strategies to surface the wisdom of individuals, groups and organizations in order for them to build positive futures and to respond effectively to change. She built her consulting practice out of her broad background in adult education, including teaching and college leadership roles. She travels across Canada, the US and internationally to deliver workshops, speak at conferences, and consult for clients from public, private and social profit sectors.

Dr. Joan McArthur-Blair

Dr. Joan McArthur-BlairDr. Joan McArthur-Blair, Co-President of Cockell McArthur-Blair Consulting, is a writer, speaker and facilitator. After more than 25 years of institutionally based work as an educator in roles from faculty to president, she has returned to her loves of writing, speaking and facilitating, and works with groups of all kinds to make a positive difference. Joan specializes in the use of Appreciative Inquiry to foster leadership, strategic planning and innovative strategies for organizational development. She also provides short term leadership through executive-to-go services. She is currently authoring Working Resilience.

Camille Dumond

Camille DumondCamille Dumond, Program Resource Group (PRG) facilitator, works as an adult educator, facilitator and as a registered Counselling Therapist candidate. She is committed to group work that invites healing and accountability. Camille helped develop the Transforming the Trauma of Racism program, Truth and Reconciliation Commission Youth Retreat and Women in Recovery from Addiction retreats at the Tatamagouche Centre. Drawing on the traditions of popular education, Camille brings creativity, fun, depth, a critical analysis and attention to relationships in all of her work with groups.

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