Register by April 26, 2013 to receive the Early Bird Special Sale Price of $2,000.00 USD ($1,750.00 USD for South Africans).
After April 26, 2013, event fee will increase to $2,500.00 USD ($2,000.00 USD for South Africans)*.
Registration includes: pre-workshop reading, five full days of instruction, lunch, instructional materials and a supervised practicum.
*For participants that register at the reduced South African rate will need to provide verification of their residency to Ezelle Theunissen (trainer) on the first day of the training.
Melissa Robaina (Email)
Company of Experts, Inc.
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Fax: To register by fax, click here to download our registration form, fill it out, and fax it to our office at (702) 877-7045. You will receive a confirmation email within 2 business days to confirm your registration .
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10 Oxford Street , Wynberg,
Cape Town, 7800 Western Cape, South Africa
EZELLE THEUNISSEN is a leadership coach, consultant and community psychologist with substantial experience in developing people, businesses and organisations.
Ezelle practices as a coach and appreciative inquiry trainer & consultant to create “generative & learning” organisational cultures that wish to thrive in a rapidly changing environment. She specialises in organisational and community transformation and the design of innovative programmes that integrate learning and coaching at individual and team level. She especially enjoys participating in environments that are innovation-focused and possibility-oriented. Learn More about Ezelle >>>
KAREN PRATT works as a Trainer, Facilitator, Coach, Coach Trainer and Coach Supervisor. Her passion is to work with people who want to change and uncover their full potential. She brings to her work a wisdom of life’s experience, as well as her training as a Certified Transactional Analyst in the educational field, and her training in the co-active coaching paradigm.
Karen believes that people develop when they focus on their strengths and what makes them most alive. She believe in peoples’ innate ability to be resourceful and creative and whole. As a Transactional Analyst specializing in education, Karen is most energized when she is creating an environment for other people to learn. Karen thrives on working with groups that have a diversity of people within them and is skilled in holding the space as people explore and learn with others in the group. Learn More about Karen >>>
LUKE YOUNGE is a facilitator for an international NPO that trains people in mindfulness, compassion and insight practices. His passion is releasing people’s capacities through positive, insight-based processes. As well as his local work, he was part of a team that launched a comprehensive mindfulness-trainer programme in South Africa and Scotland. In Scotland that programme is now an MSc in Mindfulness at the University of Aberdeen.
In addition to his facilitation work, he currently serves as a Director of the Institute for Mindfulness South Africa, an NPO committed to the practice, research and application of mindfulness. He is also a fellow of Mindfulness Africa. Learn More about Luke >>>
Appreciative Inquiry Coaching Training (AICT)
Cape Town, South Africa / July 29 - August 2, 2013
Appreciative Coaching is a revelatory and generative conversation that enlivens, amplifies, and sustains the positive core - source of the energy and intelligence of life - of both client and coach. This relationship cultivates new possibilities, health and fulfillment, accelerating us to our highest and deepest good.
This 5-day course will comprise a full Appreciative Inquiry into our collective experience of Appreciative Inquiry and Coaching. Together we will explore and experience each of the 5 D's as it relates to one-on-one relationships (between a coach and client). The practicum, which participants will submit for certification, will embody "Destiny" as you apply the lessons taught during this course into your coaching work.
The Appreciative Inquiry Coaching Training is not a problem-solving coaching approach, rather it looks at discovering and co-constructing the client's positive core - what it is that connects them to life, energy, and possibility and allows them to thrive. Discover how to use your existing coaching skills within the energizing and affirming framework of AI to deepen and enhance both your personal sense of yourself as well as your skills as a coach.
Individuals who participate in all 5 days of the AICT and complete & submit a practicum are eligible for certification as an Appreciative Coach. Practicums must be completed within one year of the AICT attended.
The Appreciative Inquiry Coaching Training is approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF) for Continuing Coaching Education (CCE). CCEs give coaches an opportunity to continue their professional development. Coaches will learn how to use the AI process, originally designed for use with an organization, system or group, as a process for coaching someone one-on-one.
Prerequisites for this advanced level training Include:
This Appreciative Inquiry coaching course is highly experiential - each participant pairs up with a coachee, and a coach, for 4 out of the 5 days, to practice and experience the skills demonstrated by the trainers. Each practice session ends with time for reflection and discussion. Your trainers will provide theoretical input (supported by audio-visual material) to enhance the learner's experience.
Day One - Experiencing Appreciative Coaching
Inquire into the essence of 'Appreciative Coaching' by learning from our own collective best experiences of when Appreciative Inquiry, and coaching, is at its best.
Day Two - Defining the Topic
Devote ourselves to Defining the Topic as well as establishing a coaching agreement (or multi-level 'contract') with the client. We will also touch on coaching topics such as active listening and re-framing.
Day Three - Discovering the Client's Topic
Learn to facilitate an evolving discovery of the client's Positive Core and its implications for the future while maintaining the client's focus on the 'ideal future'.
Day Four - Dreaming a Preferred Future
Learn to create powerful metaphors and images of the client's Positive Core
Day Five - Designing Provocative Propositions
Convert the client's vision into a roadmap by constructing powerful provocative propositions that are bold, affirmative, and provoke action.
Practicum - Destiny (on-going discovery, dream and design)
To become certified by the Center for Appreciative Inquiry as an Appreciative Coach, you will participate in an Appreciative Inquiry Coaching Training © (AICT) and then complete a Supervised Practicum and Narrative Summary. The Supervised Practicum and Narrative Summary must be completed within one year of the AICT you attend. Your AICT Trainer(s) will be available by email and/or phone for free consultations throughout your Practicum.
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 30 training hours. Days one through five begin at 8:30 a.m. for networking. The training sessions will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. each day. Each day has a morning and afternoon session; a morning and afternoon break; and one hour for lunch.**
**If you have special dietary needs, please email Ezelle Theunissen.
Outcomes - Certification
At the end of the five-day training and completion of a supervised practicum, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate of completion as an Appreciative Inquiry Coach. Credentialed coaches will receive a letter following the five day training to document their completion of an approved CCE Program.
Cape Town International Airport (CPT). We advise that you do not make any nonrefundable travel arrangements until the training is confirmed.
We suggest booking your hotel accomodations at the Palm House (the venue hosting this training). The Palm House is offering our AICT© Cape Town participants a room discount*. To receive the special discounted rate, please remember to say you are a part of the AICT room block when you are booking your room(s). Please note that travel, accommodations and hotel/airport transportation are not included. We advise that you do not make any nonrefundable travel arrangements until the training is confirmed. *Room Discounts at the Palm House are based on availability.
Please note that travel, accommodations and hotel/airport transportation are not included in your registration fee.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.