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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. 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

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Very productive. Thank you so much

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This has been my favourite module so far. Only because I feel like there is a lot of room for improvement to be done on my behalf in this field. I love the case studies as they are so relevant to everyday life.

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Very interesting subject and much to apply in daily life - personal as well as work.

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The workbook opened the door to where I am now and how much I have progressed emotionally

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A great way to unmuddle your life.

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An excellent resource to help you to get up and to get going on what matters to you.

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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)