Workshop: Appreciative Inquiry

Course ID - CTD0615       

Short Title: Appreciative Inquiry      

Audience:      Supervisors and Managers 
Length of Workshop:       3 hours 
Prerequisite     none

Change is the one constant factor that all organizations face.
Traditional change management focuses on identifying and correcting problems that arise to return to the status quo. This reactive problem-solving approach may lead to an endless “putting out fires” style without real organizational progress and development.
The Appreciative Inquiry model, designed by the Business School of Case Western Reserve University, proposes a proactive role to lead the change process through a unique system that focuses on best practices and the identification of an organization’s “positive core” for sustained performance improvement. 

The participants in this workshop will study the theory and components of Appreciative Inquiry and learn how to apply these tested methods to their own organizations to obtain effective results.    


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the differences between traditional Problem Solving and Appreciative Inquiry
  • Develop an understanding of the “positive core” and how this gives life to their organization
  • Explain the difference between the SWOT and SOAR models
  • Explore the use of language in writing provocative propositions to initiate positive change
  • Describe the 4-D cycle
  • Determine applications of A.I. for their own organizations




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Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0615
Course Title: Appreciative Inquiry
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.