Cost:

Register by May 30, 2014 to receive the Early Bird Special Price of $1,498.00 USD*.

After May 30, 2014, price for this workshop will increase to $1,895.00 USD.

*Registration includes pre-workshop reading, four full days of instruction, lunch, instructional materials and a supervised practicum for certification.

Group Rates: (based on space available)

Three or more people: $1,350.00 USD per person
Five or more people: $1,275.00 USD per person

Non-profit: $1,275.00 USD per person

Note: To redeem your group or non-profit discount, you can either:

  1. Click here to download & complete our registration form and email it to Melissa; or
  2. Call our office at 702.228.4699 so that we may process your registration manually.

When:

Monday June 23, 2014 at 8:30 AM PDT
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Thursday June 26, 2014 at 4:30 PM PDT


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Contact:

Melissa Robaina (Email)
Company of Experts, Inc.
Tel: 702-228-4699
Fax: 702-906-1498

Flexible Registration Options:

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.

Where:

Center for Appreciative Inquiry Headquarters
5920 S. Rainbow Boulevard, Suite 4
Las Vegas, Nevada  89118


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Testimonials:

"It is exciting to be moving through each day in this new state of consciousness. I am grateful for the opportunity and excited about the potential."
Janel Sloan

"It was so much fun to finally have the opportunity to facilitate the entire process, and now, to submit my practicum for evaluation. I greatly appreciate the high quality of the Company of Experts AI training, and all that you do to keep the organization vibrant, including the email newsletter. Many principles of AI have been woven through other work I do."
Susan Sanford

"This was the best, most informative, richest, and most organized workshop I have attended in 25 years!
Joan Trottier

"This workshop was valuable and I appreciated the authenticity and solid information.  The opportunities to practice facilitation among the group."
Ritch Hochstetler

"The workshop was well done. The contents and presentation were valuable to improve my profession as a change agent."
Consultant, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

AI Practitioners:

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. She has had direct responsibility for labor contract negotiations, sexual harassment training, discrimination investigation, mediation and conflict resolution, discipline and grievance, professional training and leadership development.

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>

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Jim Pulliam retired after thirty-four years of public service in the California community college system and four years in the K-12 system in California. Jim’s professional experience includes serving as a faculty member, dean, provost and founding Superintendent/President of a California Community College District.  Jim has been certified by Company of Experts.net as an Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator.

As the founding President, Jim established a solid, collaborative environment with the Faculty and staff.

Jim was able to build strong relationships in the local community and politicians to fund and organize a new community college in California. Leading a committed administrative, faculty, staff, student and community partnership the college gained funding to begin discussions on building programs, services, partnerships and facilities for the future. More>

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Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT)
Las Vegas, Nevada / June 23-26, 2014

What might be possible if community of organization members were fully engaged and using their strengths to collectively achieve shared visions?

WHAT IS APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY?

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.

WHAT IS APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY FACILITATOR TRAINING© (AIFT)?

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. 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.

Our objective:

By focusing on the organizations 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.

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.

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 8:30 a.m. for networking. The training sessions will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. each day.

**If you have special dietary needs, please email Melissa Robaina.

WHAT MAKES OUR TRAINING UNIQUE?

  • We are relationship-focused. We believe the success of any human endeavor is dependent upon the relationships between those involved. We value each person and strive to develop a rapport, trust, and understanding with all of our clients by investing time and energy into understanding each client, their business, and their aspirations.
  • Trainings are small and intimate. The size of each of our training varies based on the location of the event, but rarely exceed 24 participants. Our intimate training sessions allow for extensive interaction between our trainer(s) and participants – allowing each participant to receive more assistance with individual needs.
  • Intensive and experiential. “We remember best what we experience. We understand best what we identify with. We learn best by doing.” We are aware of the importance of personal experience in the retention of learning. This is the underlying principle used in all of our workshops.
  • Support. Our intimate training sessions create the perfect environment for networking, motivation, and support with other workshop participants. We encourage participants to continue to share their challenges and experiences with one another even after our trainings have concluded. Support from others can provide the strength needed to continue on the path of positive, sustainable change.
  • Infused with Appreciative Inquiry. Appreciative Inquiry (AI) 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 around the world. It is a way of bringing about change that shares leadership and learning, fully engaging everyone in the process. AI empowers our participants to create the processes they wish to use in order to put belief into practice and acquire their goals.
  • Mentoring included. To ensure the successful implementation of the skill sets taught during our trainings, our trainer(s) make themselves readily available to answer questions, share knowledge, and provide on-going support and encouragement long after the training has concluded.
  • Certification. Many of our workshops include certification – at no additional cost to you. Certification demonstrates to your customers, competitors, suppliers, staff and investors that you use industry-respected best practices.
  • Low cost. Evolving positively in today’s changing environment requires that we constantly improve and build upon our skill sets. By providing our workshops at a low cost, we hope to attract more individuals, groups, and organizations who are expected “to do more with less”. We now offer group rates that provide additional savings on top of our already reduced workshop prices.
  • Expertise. Each of our trainers have a strong commitment to the theory and practice of their subject area — bringing a balance of education, consulting, and on-the-job experience to all of our trainings.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING INFORMATION

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.

Airport
Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS).

Closest Hotel to Training Location:
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
6220 S. Rainbow Boulevard,

Las Vegas, Nevada 89118
Tel: (702) 871-4453

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.

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