Appreciative Inquiry – A Strengths-based Approach to Planning

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Date(s) - 12/02/2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Appreciative Inquiry (A) is a planning and evaluation tool that seeks to generate positive change within groups and communities. It focuses on the strengths and assets in a community organisation or programme, rather than the problems and deficits.

Dave Tims and Maree Beaven will share their experiences of using Appreciative Inquiry in Randwick Park, Manurewa. They have found AI to be a powerful tool for transformation in their community. The AI approach inspires people to identify things that could be changed, to get involved in the work to effect change and also to monitor the changes.

They will be joined by Suzanne Grant who developed Critical Appreciative Processes. She will share her insights about the role of the researcher in facilitating an AI and how Critical Appreciative Processes can be used to enable transformation.

Participants will learn:

  • the components of the Appreciative Inquiry approach.
  • how AI has been used to inspire community change.
  • how AI assists communities to communicate their vision for the future.
  • an introduction to Critical Appreciative Processes and the role of the researcher in facilitating an Appreciative Inquiry.

Tuesday, 12th February 2019 11:00 AM – Book here>>

Cost: Free of charge (60 minute event)