Appreciative Inquiry Coach Training (AICT©)

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September 11 at 9:00 am to November 20 at 10:00 am PDT - CAI Online Learning Platform

ENGAGE IN CONVERSATIONS THAT INSPIRE CHANGE

Appreciative Coaching is a revelatory and generative conversation that expands people’s capacity to perform by channeling their strengths and abilities for the greatest impact. Grounded in Appreciative Inquiry, this approach to coaching takes clients from good to great because it fosters personal transformation through innate talent and inherent strength and inspires action – increasing the likelihood of producing longer lasting results quickly.

AICT PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Appreciative Inquiry Coach Training (AICT©) looks at discovering and co-constructing the client’s positive core – what it is that connects them to life and the possibility to thrive. Through the affirmative framework of Appreciative Inquiry, discover how to deepen and enhance both your personal sense of yourself as well as your skills for generative one-on-one conversations in a small group learning environment.

International Coach Federation Continuing Coach Education Logo_This logo signifies that that Appreciative Inquiry Coach Training is an approved course and offers 32 hours towards ICF renewal requirements.This course is an approved ICF (International Coaching Federation) Continuing Coach Education (CCE) program. Participants who complete this program can apply 32 hours toward renewal requirements or as part of an application for an ICF credential.

This advanced-level certification course provides participants the opportunity to apply to Core Competencies of ICF through the lens of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) and is designed for individuals who understand and embody a strengths-based AI paradigm. For the best learning experience and meaningful engagement, we welcome up to sixteen (16) participants.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The Appreciative Inquiry Coach Training (AICT©) is ideal for:

  • Individuals who understand and embody a strengths-based AI paradigm, who want to deepen their ability to relate one-on-one in bringing out the best in individuals (including themselves). It is therefore useful to leaders and managers in business and corporations, community development, educational organizations, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations, and consultants, coaches, facilitators, educators, pastors/priests, etc;
  • Individuals who desire to enhance their systems thinking in order to engage individuals in a holistic and integrated way;
  • Experienced Appreciative Inquiry Facilitators who would like to strengthen and practice their individual communication skills;
  • Experienced coaches who seek to strengthen their life-enriching ways of coaching.

PREREQUISITES

To enroll in this advanced-level course, participants must meet one of the following three prerequisites:

  • Experienced coaches who seek to strengthen their life-enriching ways of coaching. OR
  • Successful completion of an approved Appreciative Inquiry Foundations course (with a minimum of 26 classroom hours) OR
  • Successful completion in an International Coaching Federation accredited course within the past 2 years or hold a commensurate professional coach credential AND verified completion of the Self-Directed Appreciative Inquiry Introduction offered by the Center for Appreciative Inquiry.

TRAINING DATES AND TIMES

The Appreciative Inquiry Coach Training (AICT©) consists of 33 hours of synchronous (live sessions hosted through Zoom) and asynchronous (assigned reading and activities outside of class time) learning over the course of 12 weeks. During the training, participants will meet weekly for two hours to engage in a training session designed to guide you through the full range and depth of what it means to be an Appreciative Inquiry Coach.

Participants must attend all sessions and complete the course in its entirety, including all online coursework, to be eligible for AI Coach Certification.

Date

Session & Time

September 11, 2024

Foundation: 9:00 am - 10:00 am PT / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET

September 18, 2024

Session 1: 8:00 am - 10:00 am PT / 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET

September 25, 2024

Session 2: 8:00 am - 10:00 am PT / 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET

October 2, 2024

Session 3: 8:00 am - 10:00 am PT / 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET

October 9, 2024

Session 4: 8:00 am - 10:00 am PT / 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET

October 16, 2024

Session 5: 8:00 am - 10:00 am PT / 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET

October 23, 2024

Session 6: 8:00 am - 10:00 am PT / 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET

October 30, 2024

Session 7: 8:00 am - 10:00 am PT / 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET

November 6, 2024

Session 8 Clinic: 8:00 am - 10:00 am PT / 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET

November 13, 2024

Session 9: 8:00 am - 10:00 am PT / 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET

November 20, 2024

Session 10: 8:00 am - 10:00 am PT / 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET

Please note that the AICT synchronous training sessions are highly experiential and will not be recorded. The AICT Trainers will be utilizing breakout rooms to develop the community and trust among the participants, paired coaching practice, and small group discussions and reflections.

FOUNDATION SESSION – WELCOME & ORIENTATION

To ensure that all participants are off to a strong start, your vAICT trainers will host a live orientation session via Zoom on Wednesday, September 11, 2024 from 9am-10am Pacific Time / 12pm-1pm Eastern Time. This one-hour (1 hour) session allows you to connect with your trainers, engage with participants, become familiar with LearnDash (our online learning platform), and ask questions about reading and activities prior to your first AICT session in Zoom on September 18, 2024.

AICT TRAINING SESSIONS

During the AICT, we will explore and engage in the relational nature of coaching, based on the principles of Appreciative Inquiry.  The practicum, which is required for certification, will embody “Destiny” as you apply the lessons taught during this course for your coaching/consulting work. 

Click the session titles below to learn more about each session’s overview and learning outcomes.

In this session, the group will build community collectively in order to function as a strong AICT learning community. Together, they will uncover the Positive Core of AI Coaching, with bold ideas guided by the ICF Core Competencies.

BUILDING A LEARNING COMMUNITY

To ensure all participants are off to a strong start, the AICT trainers host a live Foundation Session to give participants the opportunity to connect with the trainers, engage with participants, become familiar with LearnDash (our online learning platform), and ask questions about reading and activities prior to Session 1.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Become familiar with the 5 Generic Processes of AI.
  • Understand the framework and tools that we will use in the AICT.
  • Build a community of practice by getting to know one another and creating Appreciative Agreements.
  • Understand the difference between coaching and facilitating.
  • Uncover the Positive Core of AI Coaching.
  • Clarifying the Core Competencies from the ICF as they apply to AI Coaching.
  • Experience AI with a 5-D inquiry to refresh prior learning and “mining” the collective knowledge & skills present.
DEFINING THE POSITIVE TOPIC IN COACHING

We look at how Defining the Positive Topic creates the foundation of AI Coaching. Following a demonstration of an AI Coaching session, we will debrief and begin practice in Define.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Defining the Topic of a coaching conversation using Reframing.
  • Understanding the 4 Levels of Listening.
  • Observing and debriefing a coaching session.
  • Examining Core Competencies:
    • Establishes and Maintains Agreements, and
    • Listens Actively
THE POWER OF QUESTIONS AND CONTRACTING

During this session, we will review the power of AI interviews as the cornerstone of an Appreciative Inquiry. We will highlight the key processes and points to define an appreciative inquiry topic for a coaching conversation.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Understand how to establish the coaching agreement and become familiar with examples of coaching contracts.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with the client to define the coaching topic using Reframing.
  • Become familiar with the three levels of contracting.
  • Understand the Appreciative Inquiry principles and how they are applied in the coaching relationship.
  • Understand how to modify the Generic Interview Guide to meet client needs.
  • Examining Core Competencies:
    • Establishes and Maintains Agreements, and
    • Cultivates Trust and Safety.
MAINTAINING PRESENCE – THE TRANSITION FROM DISCOVERY TO DREAM

Through the lens of the ICF Core Competency of Maintaining Presence, we begin to practice the transition of Discovery into Dream. We look at the power of the Preferred Future and how we, as coaches, remain present to support our clients.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Distinguishing Discovery to Dream in a coaching session.
  • Creating images of a Preferred Future.
  • Practice coaching and feedback.
  • Examining Core Competencies:
    • Maintains Presence, and
    • Listens Actively.
EVOKING AWARENESS THROUGH THE APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY PRINCIPLES

In this session, we examine the AI Principles that apply to the Competency Evokes Awareness. We utilize these principles through powerful questioning, silence, and metaphors to enable our clients to come to their own insights.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Applying the Core Competency Evokes Awareness by using the tools of coaching.
  • Use of powerful questions, silence, metaphors, and analogy.
  • Applying “Big Picture” Systems Thinking.
  • Exploring the AI Principles that apply to this competency; Anticipatory, Constructionist, Simultaneity and Positive principles.
  • Practice coaching and feedback.
UNDERSTANDING OUR CLIENTS – SOCIAL STYLES FOR COACHING

To maximize your personal strengths and enhance your professional skills, it is helpful to understand the styles of communication. In this session, we will introduce Social Style – a helpful tool to help you gain insight into your behavior and the behavior of others. Social Style can serve as a foundation for building on your strengths and the strengths of others to develop productive, positive relationships.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Understanding the Social Style Framework.
  • Gaining insight about why you find some relationships more productive than others.
  • Better understanding of how Social Style can assist you to consider their behavioral needs and preferences of your clients.
DEVELOPING A PROVOCATIVE PROPOSITION IN COACHING

In this session we will be integrating the learning and focusing on the Core Competency of Evokes Awareness to develop the Provocative Proposition. The Design step of the Appreciative Inquiry emphasizes the coach’s role of being focused, observant and responsive.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Understanding how to work with clients to develop meaningful, bold, and affirmative provocative propositions using Reframing, Generic Interview Questions and reflecting on High Energy Themes.
  • Understanding the SCARF model and the five domains of human social experience.
  • Becoming familiar with Systems Thinking and the factors that may influence and inform Design.
COACHING CLINIC – PRACTICE WITH TRAINER OBSERVATION AND FEEDBACK

Participants receive group coach mentoring, trainer observation, and feedback to contribute and deepen the learning in this course.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Applying all aspects of the coaching conversation in practice with feedback and observations.
  • Experience both coaching and being coached.
FACILITATING CLIENT GROWTH – CREATING THE FUTURE

In AI Coaching we see that it is not just the five generic processes because it is flexible and non-linear, and the order is applied as appropriate to best serve the client. As we look to the Competency of Facilitating Client Growth, we see how AI Process and SOAR model can ground the actions to move forward in an appreciative way.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • To focus on helping the client ground their dreams in the present.
  • Completing the coaching session powerfully to expand the client’s capability to create their dream.
  • Processes and tools to end a coaching conversation.
  • Examine Core Competency: Facilitates Client Growth.
PRACTICUM, FEEDBACK, AND CELEBRATION

This final session is all about Celebration and Completion. In this deep dive we will review the AI Coaching model, the requirements for program certification, and celebrate your success.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Become familiar with the value of gratitude interventions and the value that they bring to the coaching relationship.
  • Understand the requirements to complete the Practicum and obtain the Appreciative Inquiry Coach certification.
  • Provide feedback on the AICT experience.
  • Take the opportunity to demonstrate gratitude to members of the AICT class.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES

As a fully engaged participant who completes the synchronous and asynchronous Appreciative Inquiry Coach Training (AICT©), you will:

  • Build confidence in co-creating new and inspiring futures in deep relationship with your clients to bring out their essential capacity.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of Systems Thinking, and how this view clarifies how environmental elements impact personal and organizational change.
  • Develop a clear understanding of the Core Competencies of the International Coaching Federation as they relate to the 5-D process.
  • Discover how to deepen and enhance both your personal sense of yourself as well as your ability to create generative one-on-one conversations, using the Social Style framework to enhance your personal insight and how you relate to the individuals you coach.
  • Become eligible for certification as an Appreciative Coach.
  • This course is an approved ICF (International Coaching Federation) Continuing Coach Education (CCE) program. Students who complete this program will be able to apply 32 hours toward renewal requirements or as part of an application for an International Coaching Federation (ICF) credential.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING INFORMATION

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS

Your trainers will assign readings from these two books throughout your training. You will need to purchase the textbooks prior to the start of this course. The books are available in electronic or printed versions. Please select the version that is in alignment with your learning style and preference.

Book Cover of Appreciative Coaching: A Positive Process for Change by Sara Orem, Jacqueline Binkert, and Ann L. Clancy

Appreciative Coaching: A Positive Process for Change (2007) by Sara Orem, Jacqueline Binkert, and Ann L. Clancy.

Book cover for "Flourishing Together: Guide to Appreciative Inquiry Coaching" by Miriam Subriana. The cover consists of a watercolored field filled with bright orange and red flowers.

Flourishing Together: Guide to Appreciative Inquiry Coaching (2016) by Miriam Subriana.

LETTER OF COMPLETION

To obtain a letter of completion (and to be eligible for consideration for AI Coach Certification) each participant must complete all 33 hours of synchronous and asynchronous Appreciative Inquiry Coach Training©. Letters of completion include your name, date of your training, and number of classroom hours earned.

AI COACH CERTIFICATION PROCESS

REQUIREMENTS

In order to qualify for certification as an Appreciative Inquiry Coach with The Center for Appreciative Inquiry, each participant must:

  • Actively participate and successfully complete the Appreciative Inquiry Coach Training (AICT) in its entirety, including all online coursework.
  • Coach an individual using all five generic processes of Appreciative Inquiry: Define, Discover, Dream, Design, and Destiny.  Your AICT trainers serve as an advisor to you during your practicum – at no extra cost.
  • Complete and submit a practicum (narrative) of your Appreciative Coaching experience that is suitable for publication. Practicums must demonstrate your understanding and practice of Appreciative coaching in a one-on-one client engagement.
PRACTICUM REVIEW

All submitted practicums are reviewed by a panel of seasoned appreciative inquiry practitioners. At least one trainer from your AICT will also be part of the panel that reviews your practicum. The Review Panel may contact you to engage in a conversation about your work once you have submitted your practicum. Typically, they will respond with questions, to deepen their and your shared understanding of AI. The practicum review is therefore a dialogical and interactive process.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Once certified, your Appreciative Inquiry Coach Certification lasts for 2 years and includes:

  • An Appreciative Inquiry Coach Certification document for your records;
  • Permission to use of the Center for Appreciative Inquiry Certification logo to embed on your website or include in your email signature;
  • Exclusive access to content and events reserved only for certified AI Community Members.
  • A free profile listing on our Appreciative Inquiry Directory for the duration of your certification. Learn more about the benefits of our AI Directory here.

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AICT Early Bird - Sept 2024
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Registration Includes

Your paid AICT registration includes:

  • Pre-workshop reading and exercises;
  • One hour Zoom Foundation Session prior to course;
  • Ten (10) live 2-hour synchronous learning and practice sessions from two seasoned AI practitioners;
  • Small learning environment fostering connection between learners and facilitators;
  • Instructional Materials (slides, readings, and auditory/visual resources to enhance your learning experience);
  • Supervised practicum for AI Coach Certification;
  • Support/mentorship for one (1) year following the training;
  • Free profile listing on our growing AI Directory (available to participants who earn their certification) for the duration of their certification.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS

Subriana, Miriam. (2016). Flourishing Together: Guide to Appreciative Inquiry Coaching. O-Books.

Orem, Sara, Binkert, Jacqueline, et al. (2007).  Appreciative Coaching: A Positive Process for Change. Jossey-Bass.

Your trainers will assign readings from these books throughout your training. You will need to purchase the textbooks prior to the start of this course. The books are available in electronic or printed versions. Please select the version that is in alignment with your learning style and preference. You can purchase the texts here and here.

AI Practitioners

Angela Greenwald, Ph.D., is a Transformation Consultant, bringing her energy and strength-based approach to business and community organizations, believing that positive, adaptive leaders can inspire small and large system change through their ability to be in the “balcony and dance.” Her aspiration is to help leaders and their organizations build upon their strengths by engaging others in conversation and living into their best possibilities. Learn more.

Carol Vickers has built a coaching and facilitation practice based on the principles of Appreciative Inquiry, by being mindful of creating the world we wish to be in through words and observing the transformational changes that occur when a thoughtful question is posed. She supports the most creative and generative systems in organizations, families and relationships. Carol’s way of being has been altered and remains informed by the model of Appreciative Inquiry where she found a structure and process for what she has held as true for all of her life. Learn more.

Event Cost

Register early to receive discounted Early Bird Pricing of $3,240.00 USD

After August 14, 2024 the price for this training increases to: $3,600.00

For the best learning experience and meaningful engagement, we welcome up to sixteen (16) participants.

Group discounts available for groups of 5 or more. Please contact us for pricing information.

A flexible Payment Plan is available at check-out. If you have a discount code, please be sure to use it before it expires.

Payment options include Credit/Debit card, PayPal, and Venmo.

Venue

CAI Online Learning Platform

Organizer

Kelly Stewart
Email:
Kelly@CenterForAppreciativeInquiry.net

Event Registration

Select the number of individuals that will be attending.

The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
AICT Early Bird - Sept 2024
$ 3,240.00