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Certificate In Appreciative Inquiry Online Course

Strengthen an Organization by Creating a Positive Environment

Strengthen an Organization by Creating a Positive Environment

Organizations can be thought of as a living being made up of the individuals working within it. Appreciative Inquiry has the ability to change the whole organization by changing the people. Through positive questioning employees will be directed to move in a positive direction. Recognizing the strengths and values of what works, as opposed to what's wrong will transform the individuals and in turn transform the organization.

Appreciative Inquiry is a shift from looking at problems and deficiencies and instead focusing on strengths and successes. It is a tool for change, and it will strengthen relationships throughout your business. Through best practices and positive stories you are able to transform your organization.

By the end of this Appreciative Inquiry Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Know the meaning of appreciative inquiry
  • Think in positive terms and avoid thinking negatively
  • Encourage others to think positively
  • Recognise positive attributes in people
  • Create positive imagery
  • Manage and guide employees in a positive environment

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Download printer friendly course content
  7. Certificate (IAOTS Accredited)

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation
This course is internationally recognized and accredited by the International Association of Online Training Standards (IAOTS). The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

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Module One - Geting Started

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Know the meaning of appreciative inquiry
  • Think in positive terms and avoid thinking  negatively
  • Encourage others to think positively
  • Recognise positives attributes in people
  • Create positive imagery
  • Manage and guide employees in a positive environment

Module Two - Introducing Appreciative Inquiry

  • What is Appreciative Inquiry?
  • Generating a Better Future
  • Engaging People in Positive Thought
  • Change the Person, Change the Organisation

Module Three - Changing the Way You Think

  • Shifting from "What's Wrong?" to "What's Right?"
  • It's not eliminating mistakes - It's holding up success
  • Positive language will affect people's thinking
  • Limit or remove negative phrasing

Module Four - Four D Model

  • Discovery
  • Dream
  • Design
  • Delivery

Module Five - Four I Model

  • Initiate
  • Inquire
  • Imagine
  • Innovate

Module Six - Appreciative Inquiry Interview Style

  • Framing positive questions
  • Solicit positive stories
  • Finding what works
  • Recognize the reoccurring themes

Module Seven - Anticipatory Reality

  • Imagining a successful future will affect the present
  • Controlling negative anticipation
  • Current decisions will be influenced positively
  • Base it on Data and Real examples

Module Eight - The Power of Positive Imagery

  • Shaping performance with positive imagery
  • Being better prepared for adversity
  • People are more flexible and creative
  • Think of the perfect situation

Module Nine - Influencing Change Through Appreciative Inquiry

  • Using strengths to solve challenges
  • Confidence will promote positive change
  • Inquiry is a seed change
  • People will gravitate towards what is expected of them

Module Ten - Coaching and Managing with Appreciative Inquiry

  • Build around what works
  • Focus on increases
  • Recognise the best in people
  • Limit or remove negative comments

Module Eleven - Creating a Positive Core

  • Strengths
  • Best Practices
  • Peak Experiences
  • Successes

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:


  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

29 July 2017 04:35:02 AM

Very informative

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Excellent module

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21 June 2017 03:10:44 AM

Enjoyed this class

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17 June 2017 06:37:09 PM


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love course

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good course to remind basic steps to move forward

15 June 2017 10:47:59 PM

Good structured content.

14 June 2017 07:25:36 AM


9 June 2017 06:06:41 AM

Great, useful course! Can be applied both at home and at the workplace.

8 June 2017 11:44:11 AM

Great Course I learned a lot

7 June 2017 10:36:14 AM

This has been a really great program, and I would recommend it to everyone!

6 June 2017 09:04:40 AM

Excellent course!

31 May 2017 08:25:24 AM

The course has been excellently written, it made me easier to understand the course.

30 May 2017 01:03:46 PM

Love appreciative inquiry, I have learned how negative I am and how to build people up. no need to bring anyone down.

29 May 2017 12:36:58 PM

I really enjoyed this course. Its easy to follow, not long and keeps me interested

8 May 2017 06:04:46 AM

I really enjoyed this part of the course, it really made me think about positivity rather than being negative all the time.

23 April 2017 04:52:03 AM

Very refreshing it actually made me take a very good look at myself. As someone who want to start a business it's like a road map. I can't wait to put it all into practice.

22 April 2017 04:47:30 PM

Excellent. Very helpful.

21 April 2017 07:52:39 PM

Great experience!

19 April 2017 01:52:27 AM

A very good start to the course. I look forward to completing the remainder of the modules.

18 April 2017 02:14:00 PM

Absolutely Amazing!
thank you

16 April 2017 09:08:41 PM

Easy to use, understand and follow

14 April 2017 09:57:48 AM

lots of positive information

14 April 2017 08:11:44 AM

Excellent Information

14 April 2017 06:43:10 AM

Great course - perfect timing and the ideas were easy to follow. Thank you.

13 April 2017 11:58:02 AM

well presented. I think the timing of each section was perfectly timed. I liked the examples , gave me a lot to think ab

12 March 2017 09:18:28 PM

Great course, teachers users how much of an impact your mindset has on everything you do, in and out of the workplace. You also learn how to encourage others to think positively.

1 March 2017 06:52:09 AM

Excellent course!

21 February 2017 05:05:15 AM

Enjoyed the course :)

31 January 2017 05:00:35 AM

Excellent course!

31 January 2017 01:26:58 AM

He was very clear about his message. Very good material to start using moving on forward with my course.

30 January 2017 10:25:01 PM

This course allowed be to think creative thoughts, step outside my comfort zone of thinking.

30 January 2017 01:10:27 PM

This course has a great step by step on directions on developing yourself to become a better you.

28 January 2017 08:53:02 PM

A positive course that can be used in all areas of life.

28 January 2017 04:42:43 PM

This message was every informative. I felt invigorated.

28 January 2017 11:27:11 AM

Very Informative

27 January 2017 12:12:59 PM

Informative, interesting, quick, and fun.

26 January 2017 04:56:49 AM

great concise information

25 January 2017 09:07:49 PM

Clear and usefull

25 January 2017 02:13:29 PM

The course is really good and helpful too my business

25 January 2017 06:25:00 AM

This course was a nice overview of checking in on work/life balance.

24 January 2017 01:21:55 PM


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Very well organized ans structured course.

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An interesting & motivational program.

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This course is very helpful and the videos are a nice summary.

23 January 2017 08:57:21 PM

Great,fun and enjoyable

22 January 2017 06:40:46 PM

really interesting course.

21 January 2017 08:52:30 PM

Awesome Course

21 January 2017 01:15:46 PM

Enjoyed doing my course, thank you

21 January 2017 07:21:07 AM

This was a very helpful course.

20 January 2017 09:56:27 AM


20 January 2017 09:42:49 AM

Good course overall

19 January 2017 01:41:33 PM

Learned some good points.

19 January 2017 01:30:03 AM

Excellent Course

18 January 2017 09:13:45 AM

Excellent Course

16 January 2017 01:28:14 AM

very enjoyable and encourage free thinking

12 January 2017 12:12:44 AM

very interesting module but a lot of information to take in

11 January 2017 07:02:04 AM


10 January 2017 09:08:05 AM

I like the design of course and its very simple and effective.
Great way of teaching.

10 January 2017 06:09:44 AM

Excellent course, thanks for the reminders.

10 January 2017 05:13:20 AM

very good very imformative

9 January 2017 10:28:08 AM

Good, easy to follow ideas with good examples

7 January 2017 09:25:07 PM

interesting as i was expecting

7 January 2017 07:54:41 PM

Good Course

7 January 2017 11:10:38 AM


7 January 2017 07:25:29 AM

Very helpful information.

7 January 2017 06:47:29 AM

I enjoyed this course and Ill be running through it again.

5 January 2017 05:33:25 AM

Interesting course , learning how to be positive and how to work with yourself as well with others making them and myself feeling confident

4 January 2017 02:36:35 AM

Great Course, really helpful in the workplace.

30 December 2016 06:47:06 AM

Very informative and easy to follow

22 December 2016 04:28:25 PM

Brilliantly structured and presented.
I am enthusiastically engaged and feel well informed.

Ready for the next one!

16 December 2016 07:21:24 PM

Very Useful.
Thinking why each person was mentioned and the deeper point, was the key to understanding it.

1 December 2016 09:49:00 AM

learned how to be more positive.

24 November 2016 08:07:50 PM

Very interesting course

21 November 2016 05:36:58 AM

I enjoyed this course. I work in an office and i found this course very helpful.

20 November 2016 01:54:00 AM

Good refresher on things learned before.

19 November 2016 07:33:01 AM

Easy to follow

19 November 2016 01:12:52 AM

This course was very helpful

18 November 2016 01:18:47 PM


18 November 2016 04:14:15 AM

Was worth doing this course, has useful information in it.

17 November 2016 08:41:56 PM

excellent course, open my mind for new aspects of setting goals to be successful

17 November 2016 12:02:52 PM

Great and motivating

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15 November 2016 01:06:24 PM

insightful and motivating

15 November 2016 10:02:48 AM

Great advice

15 November 2016 09:35:42 AM

Great Information!

13 November 2016 03:47:34 PM

it was good

13 November 2016 01:51:10 AM

Thank you!

12 November 2016 06:58:01 AM

Great!! This is the motivation I needed

12 November 2016 01:59:32 AM

Great and very helpful material.

11 November 2016 09:18:23 AM

Enjoyed this course. Thank you for providing this service!

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Great program!

11 November 2016 01:08:43 AM


10 November 2016 12:20:11 AM

Well worth the time invested.

9 November 2016 11:48:28 PM

Easy to understand and work through

9 November 2016 07:14:14 AM

Great advice

8 November 2016 02:19:14 PM

learning so much

6 November 2016 07:19:52 AM

Informative course

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Good and Concise

1 November 2016 12:53:29 AM


27 October 2016 10:19:30 PM

Great tips, motivating.

16 October 2016 10:31:05 PM

Really nice course, interesting and easy to get your focus in

16 October 2016 02:15:42 PM

Course was helpful....

13 October 2016 10:18:24 PM

Informative and easy to understand and follow

12 October 2016 03:26:09 AM

It was good course

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Success key is our mindset. So, we need a right and stylish mindset and ideas to lead successful life.

4 October 2016 12:56:10 AM


2 October 2016 09:25:31 PM

excellent tools!

1 October 2016 06:32:14 PM

very informative

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very inspiring

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This course was easy to follow

29 September 2016 04:33:36 AM

Excellent course

26 September 2016 01:22:27 PM

simple refresher course

26 September 2016 01:16:01 AM

I hope that I will adapt and succeed in utilizing what I learned from this course.

4 September 2016 02:17:12 PM

Interesting module

23 July 2016 11:54:20 AM

interesting inquiry analysis

13 February 2016 02:53:20 PM

The course has very helpful tips and information..

1 December 2015 02:14:31 PM

This course was very informative. I will be able to to use the information from this course and apply it to my day to day thoughts at work and home. I am hoping that this new wagon thinking will be beneficial.

6 November 2015 01:36:34 AM

Clear information, easy to navigate,

6 November 2015 12:31:08 AM

I liked how everything was explained easily.

4 November 2015 11:02:15 AM

found it very helpful and will be able to use these tools in my personal and business enviroments.

2 September 2015 02:13:45 PM

very helpful knowing how to use positivity to benefit self, employee and company

21 June 2015 04:46:33 PM

Great Class

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Great Class

21 June 2015 04:43:44 PM

Great Class

31 January 2015 06:28:27 PM

Engaging course

21 August 2014 05:19:02 PM

The course was amazing.
Everything was laid out perfectly and easy to learn.

5 August 2014 07:53:20 PM

Good course with lots of detail.

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 020AI
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Lifetime Course Access
Time required: Study at your own pace
Course Duration: 6-8 Hours
Qualification: Certificate (IAOTS Accredited)