Register by June 30, 2017 to receive the Early Bird Special Price of:
After June 30, 2017, price for this workshop will increase to:
Five or more people: $1,200.00 USD per person
Note: To redeem your group or non-profit discount, you can either:
Pre-workshop reading, four full days of instruction, lunch, instructional materials (binder and supplemental readings), 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.
Melissa Robaina (Email)
Company of Experts, Inc.
Tel: +001 702 2284699 / Fax: +001 702 9061498
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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 >>>
Ezelle Theunnisen 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.Ezelle has gained considerable experience working in diverse environments – from rural, small town and peri-urban communities to big brand corporate industries. She feels equally inspired collaborating with private, non-government and / or public sectors and thrives in environments rich in diversity. She is equally fluent in English & Afrikaans and especially enjoys working with other English-second-language speakers throughout the world. Learn More About Ezelle>>
"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" ~ Chantelle 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
"The workshop was well done. The contents and presentation were valuable to improve my profession as a change agent." ~ Consultant, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania"I appreciated the wealth of information. The confirmation of so much. As a trainer, I learned some stuff about training!" ~ Development Coach, Cape Town, South Africa
Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT)
Cape Town, South Africa / August 7-10, 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 and Coaches 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.
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 8:30 a.m. for continental breakfast and 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.
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.
Cape Town International Airport (CPT). 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.
We suggest booking your hotel accomodations at the Palm House (the venue hosting this training). The Palm House is offering our AIFT© Cape Town participants a room discount*. To receive the special discounted rate, please remember to say you are a part of the AIFT 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.
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.