Appreciative Inquiry Certification Programs

The Center for Appreciative Inquiry maintains high standards for Appreciative Inquiry Facilitators, Coaches, Practitioners, and Trainers worldwide. Certification demonstrates to your customers, competitors, suppliers, staff, and investors that you use industry-respected best practices and possess the knowledge, experience, and education to effectively help organizations achieve their success.

Our certification programs are designed to equip you with the skills and credentials needed to excel in the field of Appreciative Inquiry. Whether you are looking to facilitate, coach, practice, or train, our comprehensive programs provide the tools and support you need to make a meaningful impact.

This course gave me permission to embrace and value my naturally positive mindset even more. The world is used to focusing on the negative and I really appreciate a tried and true method to switch that perspective to the positive and create innovative results.
Amanda Brannan, Leadership Development Senior Specialist, Wex, Inc.

Explore the grid below for highlights of each certification program. Click ‘Learn More’ for detailed course descriptions, including prerequisites, objectives, classroom hours, target audience, and certification details.

Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT)

Gain comprehensive skills to facilitate AI sessions in this foundational course. Learn AI theory and processes, design considerations, and participate in practical exercises.

Appreciative Resilience Facilitator Training (ARFT)

Integrate AI and resilience to facilitate workshops and deliver two powerful resilience processes: Appreciative Resilience and the ALIVE model.

Appreciative Inquiry Coach Training (AICT)

Enhance your coaching skills with AI principles. Focus on one-on-one techniques to help clients uncover and amplify their strengths.

Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner Training (AIPT)

Deepen your AI practice in this course designed for experienced practitioners. Learn advanced applications and engage in community practice to enhance your skills‚Äč.

Appreciative Inquiry: Trainer the Trainer

Learn to plan, design, and deliver CAI training programs. Gain skills in teaching, mentoring, and facilitation through impactful learning experiences to expand your AI expertise‚Äč.

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