build upon your strengths with appreciative inquiry

Register by August 30, 2010 to receive the Early Bird Special Sale Price of $1,100.00 USD. After August 30, 2010, registration will be $1,400.00 USD.

Special pricing available for South Africans at the reduced rate of R7500. Email Natalie or call her at 001 702 2284699 for more information.

Registration includes four full days of instruction, morning coffee, lunch, instructional materials and a supervised practicumRegister Now!

Contact Us:

Natalie Aisoff 
Center for Appreciative Inquiry (website) 
Tel: (702) 228-4699 / Fax: (702) 242-6182

Ezelle Theunissen
Center for Appreciative Inquiry (website)
Tel: 083 3022730


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High View Gardens 
30 Gill Street, Observatory 2198
South Africa



 "The authenticity of Ezelle Theunissen and her genuine belief in the power of Ai.  Also the interaction with other individuals from diverse backgrounds.  I particularly enjoyed the Dewitt Jones DVD"  "Celebrate What's Right with the World" 

Changelle Murray, Johannesburg, South Africa


"I appreciated the opportunity to discover the dream of the possibilities - a simple but profound concept"

Aadielah Maker, Johnnesburg, South Africa

"I appreciated the passion and knowledge of all participants including our facilitator, Ezelle Theunissen.

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Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training

Johannesburg, South Africa

Registration is now open for this powerful four day training. At the end of this intensive Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT), participants will have the skills and foundation to facilitate Appreciative Inquiry sessions. Learn to guide organizations, groups and communities to consciously and deliberately shift their collective way of being and seeing to an appreciative approach, that will help them focus on what's right in their organization, group or community, rather than on what's wrong. Learn to guide them to  deeply inquire into what's right and why, and then find ways of intentionally creating more of what's right in their organization, group or community.

This program has been developed and is presented by the Center for Appreciative Inquiry to provide a cost effective way for communities, people and organizations to dialogue and action for creating positive change.

This training is designed for:
Leaders in businesses and corporations, community development, educational organizations governmental organizations, and nonprofit organizations--in short, anyone who wants to learn how to facilitate Appreciative Inquiry. We encourage a team of at least two people from each organization, group, or community to attend so they can return home ready to co-facilitate AI sessions.

Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training Schedule and Hours

This Appreciative Inquiry foundations course includes mini-lectures, and experiential learning (individual, pairs, trios, small group, and large group) as well as auditory and visual materials to enhance the learning experience. Each day has a morning and afternoon session; a morning and afternoon break; and one hour for lunch.*

Day One - Experiencing Appreciative Inquiry
Learn basic process and experience AI by participating in a facilitated Appreciative Inquiry led by the Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training Trainers

Day Two - Understanding the power of Appreciative Inquiry

Actively learn about the concepts, principles, theories and research.

Day Three - Planning
Plan and practice how you will begin helping your organization, group, or community build upon their strengths.

Day Four - Practicing

  • Practice two exercises you can take home to use Appreciative Inquiry in your personal and professional life.
  • Practice choosing the best language, words for facilitating Appreciative Inquiry within a particular culture.
  • Begin developing your plan to become a certified Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator by completing a Practicum/Supervised Experience.

Days one through four begin at 8:30 a.m. for coffee and networking. The training sessions will begin promptly at 9 a.m., Days One, Two and Three will end at 4:30 p.m.; Day Four will end at 4:00 p.m.

* If you have special dietary needs, please email Natalie Aisoff.

Additional Information

Prior to making any non-refundable travel arrangements, please e-mail Natalie Aisoff to verify the training has met minimum enrollment.

Outcomes - Certification
At the end of the four-day training and completion of a supervised practicum, participants will be eligible for certification to facilitate or co-facilitate Appreciative Inquiry sessions in a program, department, division, organization, group, or community on any topic that focuses on human systems change, i.e., "the way we do things." Learn more at

Johannesburg International Airport (JNB)

Accomodations: (Not included in the registration Fee)
High View Gardens, 30 Gill Street, Observatory 2198
Telephone: 011 74 6800
Standard Suites: R600 Single Occupancy per night, R850 for two people sharing per night.
Breakfast is included and dinner is available R135 per person (dinner reservations required)

Please note that travel, accommodations and hotel/airport transportation are not included.

If you would rather mail or fax your registration, please use our Printable Registration Form.

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