Appreciative Resilience Facilitator Training (ARFT)

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November 4 at 9:00 am to November 7 at 12:00 pm PST - Virtual Event

COURSE DATES & TIMES:

Day 1:

Day 2:

Day 3:

Day 4:

November 4, 2024

November 5, 2024

November 6, 2024

November 7, 2024

9:00am-12:00pm PDT

12:00pm-3:00pm EDT

4:00pm-7:00pm GMT

9:00am-12:00pm PDT

12:00pm-3:00pm EDT

4:00pm-7:00pm GMT

9:00am-12:00pm PDT

12:00pm-3:00pm EDT

4:00pm-7:00pm GMT

9:00am-12:00pm PDT

12:00pm-3:00pm EDT

4:00pm-7:00pm GMT

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

We invite you to use your skills to foster appreciative resilience for yourself and others…

Each of us lives in a complex and unpredictable world and when we are called upon to help others be resilient and to be resilient ourselves, we need ideas, exercises, and processes to tap into. People often think of resilience only as a response to weathering storms; in appreciative resilience work the aim is to create a sustaining practice of resilience for all times.

The ARFT certification training is designed for those already familiar with appreciative inquiry who want to:

  • foster appreciative resilience informally in organizations, teams, and with individuals
  • facilitate Appreciative Resilience and ALIVE processes in workplace, community, and other settings
  • hone facilitating skills in complex situations

In this facilitator training you will delve into the facilitation practices and considerations for delivering two powerful resilience processes:

  1. The Appreciative Resilience process uses appreciative inquiry to examine how you can foster hope and a hopeful view as a foundation of resilience; utilize your strengths in times of challenge and despair; and undertake the will and power to forgive.
  2. The ALIVE process is a powerful tool to use in challenging times. ALIVE stands for Appreciate, Love, Inquire, Venture, and Evolve. This process uses appreciative generative questions to examine resilience.

 Both of these processes are built from the practices of appreciative inquiry and are based upon the appreciative resilience work and writing of Joan McArthur-Blair and Jeanie Cockell.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

In this certification course, practitioners will advance and deepen their skills in:

  • Facilitating complex conversations.

  • Facilitating the Appreciative Resilience process.

  • Facilitating the ALIVE process. 

  • Reflecting on worldview and how it influences the approach to appreciative resilience facilitation.

  • Incorporating a focus on justice, equity, diversity and inclusion into resilience conversations.

PRE-REQUISITES:

To enroll in this course, participants must have at least one of the pre-requisites met:

  • Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training from The Center for Appreciative Inquiry.

  • Certification in Appreciative Inquiry from the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry.

  • Other certifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • Others without certification but with solid experience in appreciative inquiry practice will be considered.

COURSE CONTENT:

DAY 1: BE AN APPRECIATIVE RESILIENCE FACILITATOR

INVITATION: Examine the research and underpinnings of resilience and how it interweaves with appreciative inquiry.

DIALOGUE:
Examine resilience research
Review the basics of Appreciative Inquiry
Identify key aspects of the ALIVE and Appreciative Resilience models
Explore the uses of Appreciative Inquiry in complex and challenging situations
Reflect on facilitating in complex and challenging situations

DAY 2: FACILITATE THE ALIVE MODEL

INVITATION: Explore and use the ALIVE model for facilitating in challenging times.

DIALOGUE:
• Bring adult learning principles to facilitation
• Examine the ALIVE model
• Reflect on facilitator considerations
• Facilitate sections of the ALIVE model

DAY 3: FACILITATE THE APPRECIATIVE RESILIENCE MODEL

INVITATION: Explore and use the Appreciative Resilience model with individuals, groups, and organizations.

DIALOGUE:
• Explore the model elements
• Engage with workshop formats
• Facilitate sections of the model

DAY 4: SUSTAIN YOUR PRACTICE & FACILITATION OF APPRECIATIVE RESILIENCE

INVITATION: Integrate elements of Appreciative Resilience into your personal facilitation practices

DIALOGUE:
• Create ideas to integrate Appreciative Resilience into Appreciative Inquiry practices
• Examine worldviews, justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in relation to Appreciative Resilience facilitation practices
• Analyze personal facilitation boundaries and considerations
• Build a personal Appreciative Resilience facilitation plan
• Reflect on sustaining your Appreciative Resilience practice

APPLIED PROJECT:

In order to qualify for certification or certification renewal, each participant will create a portfolio on how they are taking appreciative resilience out into the world. The portfolio can arise from creating and facilitating an event; providing a workshop; facilitating complex conversations; coaching; or other facilitation practice.

The ARFT portfolio should contain:

  • Processes designed and facilitated including agendas, handouts, media, outcomes etc.
  • Personal reflections on the experience of facilitating appreciative resilience

The portfolio can be an info-graphic, video, written document, and/or other creative form. The portfolio is due 6 months after the program.

Participants not seeking certification or certification renewal will receive a letter of participation from The Center for Appreciative Inquiry.

ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION:

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK:

This certification course utilizes the textbook, Building Resilience with Appreciative Inquiry: A Leadership Journey through Hope, Despair, and Forgiveness by Jeanie Cockell and Joan McArthur-Blair.


Your trainers will assign readings from this book throughout your training. You will need to purchase this textbook prior to the start of this course. This book is available in electronic or paperback versions.

Jeanie and Joan encourage you to read the textbook before joining the workshop to acquaint yourself with the ARFT models and to re-acquaint yourself with appreciative inquiry.

RESOURCE:

A Google resource file will be created to grant participants access to the ALIVE Model and other resources. The link to the Google resource file will be emailed to participants from your trainers closer to the event start date.

METHOD OF DELIVERY:

These live conversations will be delivered using Zoom. You can participate in these live events using a computer or tablet. You will receive the Zoom information link and password closer to the start of the event.

Event Registration

Select the number of individuals that will be attending.

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ARFT Early Bird - Nov. 2024
$ 1,000.00

Registration Includes

Your paid ARFT registration includes:

  • Four 3-hour synchronous sessions that will be delivered via Zoom by Jeanie Cockell and Joan McArthur-Blair
  • Downloadable PDF of the ALIVE model;
  • Supervised practicum for Appreciative Resilience Certification;
  • Free profile listing on our growing AI Directory (available to participants who earn their certification).

Before you join the course:
We encourage you to read the resources before joining the workshop to acquaint yourself with the appreciative resilience models and to re-acquaint yourself with appreciative inquiry.

Quotable Quote: This workshop continues to give me so many wonderful ideas in how I can incorporate aspects of appreciative resilience in my work life, but also my personal life. The workshop was engaging, thought-provoking, and practical, and I felt connected to a whole new group of people by the end.” – Pam Seabolt, Engagement, Consulting, and Training Manager

AI Practitioners

Joan McArthur-Blair Co-President of Cockell McArthur-Blair Consulting is an inspirational writer, speaker and facilitator. She believes positive leadership matters in the world and all of her work is around enabling and fostering that generative possibility. Joan specializes in the use of appreciative inquiry and appreciative resilience to foster leadership development, strategic planning and innovative strategies for organizational and team development. She also provides short term leadership through executive-to-go services. Read More>>

Jeanie Cockell is a dynamic facilitator who is known for her creativity, sense of humor, sensitivity, and ability to get diverse groups to work collaboratively together. She is a leader in Appreciative Inquiry as an organizational and community development process, a research methodology and foundation for fostering collaboration in groups. Through her research and writing she has contributed to the development of new Appreciative Inquiry theory and practice. She is a certified Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator trainer for the Center for Appreciative Inquiry. Read More>>

Event Cost

Early Bird ARFT Registration Fee: $1,000.00 USD
Discount expires: October 21, 2024

After October 21, 2024, registration increases to:
Standard ARFT Registration Fee: $1,100.00 USD

Group discounts available starting at 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

Virtual Event

Organizer

Kathy Becker
Email:
Kathy@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.
ARFT Early Bird - Nov. 2024
$ 1,000.00