Appreciative Inquiry Training

14 November 2016 The Moat House Hotel, Festival Way, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 5BQ

The West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative's second cohort of free Appreciative Inquiry (AI) training is limited to only 14 people, who must attend both days. 

The purpose of the training is to introduce staff to a highly practical, strength-based way of working, combining AI and positive psychology philosophies and techniques. The training covers the well-known organisational development applications of AI, including how this approach supports engagement, staff wellbeing and resilience. The course is useful to frontline staff and to any manager or team leader in their role of managing and engaging staff.   


  • Learn about the philosophy and theory behind AI and positive psychology
  • Learn and practice some tools from both, including those which support strategic planning and review of services (SOAR)
  • Explore and practice new ways of asking strength-based questions and conducting strength-focused conversations at all levels, including supporting and engaging with service users/community and organisations
  • Consider its application to increasing safety and how to ‘Learn from Excellence’
  • Opportunity to be supported to design a practical application of the learning, then review and learn from the group experience in the follow on action learning half day.

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If you are passionate about making change and able to attend both dates, please email to secure a place.