Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training

Date(s) - Oct 18, 2016-Oct 21, 2016
12:00 am

Mount Saint Vincent University

Region: Atlantic Canada
Institution: Mount Saint Vincent University

Appreciative Inquiry
Facilitator Training © (AIFT)

Halifax, Nova Scotia – October 18-21, 2016

Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training© (AIFT) engages participants to learn about the foundations of Appreciative Inquiry as well as the skills to facilitate inquiry sessions. At the end of this intensive Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT), participants will understand how to guide organizations, groups, and communities to consciously and deliberately shift their collective way of being and seeing to an appreciative approach, that will help them focus on what’s right in their organization, group or community, rather than on what’s wrong.


Leaders in businesses and corporations, community development, educational institutions, governmental agencies, and nonprofit organizations;
Change Agents who would like to practice and/or improve their AI facilitation and design skills.


Pre-workshop reading, four full days of instruction, lunch each day, instructional materials (binder and book), supervised practicum for AI Facilitator Certification, and support/mentoring for one year.



Jeanie Cockell is a dynamic facilitator who is known for her creativity, sense of humor, sensitivity, and ability to get diverse groups to work collaboratively together. She is a leader in Appreciative Inquiry as an organizational and community development process, a research methodology and foundation for fostering collaboration in groups. Through her research and writing she has contributed to the development of new Appreciative Inquiry theory and practice. She is a certified Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator trainer for the Center for Appreciative Inquiry. More >

Corrie Melanson is a Certified Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator and also holds certificates in Adult Education, Community Conflict Resolution and Graphic Facilitation and Recording. Corrie incorporates AI into her consulting and training practice. As a process facilitator, she works with clients to develop effective learning and change processes that foster inclusion, collaboration and creativity. Her work with participants maximizes group dynamics, validates different learning styles, interests, and opinions while focusing on key objectives and outcomes. More >