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International Academy for Appreciative Inquiry

International Academy for Appreciative Inquiry

The academy is a natural development which reflects a long-standing association and a commitment from the directors of the two organisations to work together, and support each other, whilst retaining their separate brand identities. Appreciating People have contributed to projects led by Alder Advice and vice versa. There are strong synergies between the work of Alder Advice and Appreciating People in relation to asset-based approaches and Appreciative Inquiry. For example:

  • Both have:
    • A strong belief in the value ofthese methods;
    • Staff who trained with the leading European development organisationfor Appreciative Inquiry (Lincoln Workshop Series);
    • Deep and broad experience in usingAppreciative Inquiry principles and techniques. 
  • While the training and development experience of Appreciating People and their experience in developing publications (e.g. guides to asset-based working and workbooks) is complemented by Alder Advice’sexperience as advisers on organisational learning, improvement and transformation.

Appreciating People brings significant AI training experience across the UK Public and voluntary sectors to the academy. This experience includes creation of an AI training approach supporting self-sustaining AI practice within organisations, development of a range of practical AI training resources sold across the world and the provision of international AI training courses.

Alder Advice brings Appreciative Inquiry trained advisers, consultants and trainers along with innovative AI based approaches to the Academy. Together these enable adult social care, health and housing organisations to:

  • Improve the services they commission, provide or regulate,
  • Develop, motivate and retain their staff, and
  • Create new partnerships

What will the academy provide?

The Academy will expand the existing Appreciating People’s “Taste of AI” and advanced practitioner programmes and explore the creation of new and specialized AI training opportunities. Current thinking includes Appreciative supervision, team building, AI in schools, community and staff engagement.

How to find out more?

If you want to find out more contact either:

Tim Slack tim@appreciatingpeople.co.uk or call him on 01309 671584

Dan Short Dan.Short@alderadvice.co.uk or call him on 07748-180-390

Rob Griffiths Rob.Griffiths@alderadvice.co.uk or call him on 07814-144-973