Register by January 6, 2017 to receive the Early Bird Special Price of:
After January 6, 2017, price for this workshop will increase to:
Pre-workshop reading, four full days of instruction, lunch, instructional materials (binder and book), supervised practicum for AI Facilitator certification, and support/mentoring for one year.
Please note: Your trainers are available as mentor to you during your practicum – at no extra cost. They will also be part of the panel that reviews your practicum once it has been submitted. It is standard practice for the panel to engage you in a conversation about your work once you have submitted your practicum. Typically, they will respond with questions, to deepen their and your mutual understanding of and learning about AI. The practicum review is therefore a dialogical and interactive process.
We offer discounted group rates (based on training space). Please email us to inquire for cost.
Melissa Robaina (Email)
Company of Experts, Inc.
Don't want to register online? Company of Experts has created flexible registrations for you...
Email: To register by fax, click here to download our registration form, fill it out, and email it to Melissa. You will receive a confirmation email within 2 business days to confirm your registration.
Phone: We also process registrations taken over the phone. Just call our office (702) 228.4699 and we will be happy to process your order over the phone.
Epping-Forest Yacht & Country Club
1830 Epping Forest Drive,
Jacksonville, Florida 32217
Kathy Becker is the president of the Company of Experts, Inc. The Company of Experts has served clients in both the public and private sectors since 1989. With over thirty years of professional experience in K-12 and higher education, she has served as a Human Resources Officer, Staff Development Coordinator and Equal Employment Opportunity Officer.
Kathy is a trained Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator/Trainer and incorporates AI into her consulting, training, and online teaching. With her background in the public and private sectors as well as a strong commitment to customer service and developing learning organizations, Kathy brings real-world experience to her online workshops. Some of the workshops include: Appreciative Inquiry, Equal Employment Opportunity, Diversity Hiring, Leadership, Customer Relations, Conflict Resolution, Succession Planning and Creating Change through Dialogue. More>
Lynora Bowen's passion for organizational transformation work, her commitment to building organizational capability, her collaborative working style, her skill at coaching others and her insights are themes in her work. Lynora served in a variety of human resources, operations and technical leadership roles throughout her extensive corporate career.
Lynora began her career as a Process Development Engineer at the large manufacturing site. She progressed through a number manufacturing supervisory and technical roles. She became the Organizational Effectiveness Strategic leader for the site, leading the creating and implementation of organizational development strategies for transitioning the site from traditional to high performance work systems. In mid-career, Lynora shifted to Human Resources. She held numerous site, Regional and corporate Human Resources positions. In these roles, she worked with a cross-section of associates and coached senior leaders. She became an internal consultant providing Change Management consultation, primarily aimed shifting mindsets and behaviors needed to support business and functional improvement. More>
_______________________________________Angela Greenwald, Ph.D., brings a strength based consultation approach to change leadership activities for leaders, teams and individuals. She is President of AI Greenwald Coaching and Consulting, where she provides leadership and team development, coaching and consultation services to organizations globally. She has had over 30 years of experience consulting with large and small companies in the areas of Executive Coaching, Cultural Diagnostics, Team Training and Development, and Employee Assistance Programming. She designs and facilitates programs for both profit and not-for-profit organizations, and her positive approach inspires her clients to clarify and achieve the results they desire.
Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT)
Jacksonville, Florida / February 21-24, 2017
What might be possible if a community of organization members were fully engaged and using their strengths to collectively achieve shared visions?
Appreciative Inquiry is a collaborative, strengths-based approach to both personal and organizational development that is proving to be highly effective in thousands of organizations and communities in hundred of countries around the world. It is a way of bringing about change that shares leadership and learning, fully engaging everyone in the organization.
Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training© (AIFT) engages participants to learn about the foundations of Appreciative Inquiry as well as the skills to facilitate inquiry sessions. At the end of this intensive Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT), participants will understand how 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.
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.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.Our objective:
By focusing on the organization's strengths, you can evolve into a true “center of excellence” while avoiding the risks and pitfalls associated with “reinventing” operational service, delivery and support. The refocus may include everything from reducing risk and long-term capital cost—by understanding what is and is not critical to the overall success of the organization—to refining and optimizing service levels through effective and efficient business solutions.
To enhance the outcomes and planning processes currently in place by using a strengths-based approach (Appreciative Inquiry). Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a highly adaptable philosophy and process for engaging people in building the organization and world that they want to work and live in. By encouraging a broad range of stakeholders, both within and outside the system to ask positive questions about peak experiences or successes, create shared meaning of the answers, and act on the responses. AI serves as a wellspring for transformational change.Our approach:
Our approach revolves around a simple idea: building upon the organization’s strengths – by providing skills and confidence to the Stakeholders to develop a framework for planning and implementing change and developing energy for that change. One of the fundamentals of our success is utilizing the existing talents and resources of the organization to enhance customer satisfaction, business goals, and stakeholder engagement.
We are committed to providing the expertise necessary to help organizations achieve their success and retention goals while reducing their training and operational costs. We have a series of recommendations that organizations may choose from based on time and financial opportunities that drive the organization through to its vision.
The Center for Appreciative Inquiry and Company of Experts have developed their training and coaching programs for immediate and long-term impact, focusing on changing workplace practices rather than trying to change people.
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
We start each day on time and work diligently to maintain the schedule, honoring the commitment to the learning experience. We have found full participation to be the most productive for the participants and the trainers. To obtain a letter of completion (and to be eligible for consideration for certification) each participant must complete 24 training hours. Days one through four begin at 8:00 a.m. for networking. The training sessions will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. each day.
**If you have special dietary needs, please email Melissa Robaina.
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 about our AIFTs outcomes and certification requirements.
Jacksonville International Airport (JAX).
Closest Hotels to Training Location:
Hampton Inn Jacksonville
4681 Lenior Avenue E.,
Jacksonville Florida USA 32216
TownePlace Suites - Marriott
4801 Lenoir Avenue,
Jacksonville, Florida 32216
Please note that travel, accommodations and hotel/airport transportation are not included in your registration fee. We advise that you do not make any nonrefundable travel arrangements until the training is confirmed.Refund Policy
All fees are due upon registration. Your full participation is very important to us and we know that from time to time, your plans to attend one of our workshops or programs may change. Our refund policy reflects our interest in your continued growth and learning journey as well as our planning needs and expenses incurred based on your enrollment. For more information about our Refund Policy, please click here.