Canadian Positive Psychology Association

The Power of Appreciative Inquiry: Harnessing Human Energy to Create A Positive Organizational Climate

  • 14 Oct 2015
  • 8:30 AM
  • 15 Oct 2015
  • 5:00 PM
  • 1 Balmoral Ave, Toronto, Ontario


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The Power of Appreciative Inquiry: Harnessing Human Energy to Create a Positive Organizational Climate


October 14 & 15, 2015

8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Facilitator: Maureen McKenna

The traditional Appreciative Inquiry (AI) foundation workshop has been redesigned to increase knowledge retention by providing a 100 day action based learning cycle, which includes pre-work, the two day experiential workshop and three group coaching sessions.

This highly experiential learning program will engage you in learning about the foundations of Appreciative Inquiry (AI), an approach, philosophy, and process for igniting innovation through strength-based inquiry and high engagement.  Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a change-initiative process that Dr. David Cooperrider (creator and thought leader of AI), calls “a positive revolution in the leadership of change.”  A key output from this positive revolution is the ability to source human energy through consciously taking an AI approach to change. AI is experiencing tremendous growth based on the sustainable impact it is having in business, education, healthcare, communities, non-profit and government institutions.

This limited enrolment workshop is designed for consultants, coaches, leaders, organizational & community facilitators, and change agents - anyone who want to spark engagement and innovation in their organizations and communities. It provides a foundation for the practice of Appreciative Inquiry (AI); an approach, philosophy, and process for igniting innovation through focused inquiry and high-engagement.

Voice of Past Participants: 

“I flew the Atlantic to study appreciative inquiry with Maureen (‘Mo’) McKenna. It was absolutely the right thing to do. Mo brings a moving depth of knowledge and experience of appreciative inquiry to this training, along with a sensitive, insightful and focused approach to her teaching. Mo displays a special combination of heart and courage in her work that make her influence and her capability very rate. Mo’s work helped me feel confident and clear about the importance of AI along with understanding how I can move forward with it in my own work.” 

~~Piers Worth PhD ‘Reader’ in Psychology – Bucks New University – United Kingdom 




Conference Refund & Cancellation Policy

Speakers who are unable to attend the conference have all agreed, as part of the proposal submission are required to suggest available and qualified replacements in their area of study to present the submission as described in their abstract. CPPA will also endeavor to assist them in finding a replacement. CPPA has the final say on conference presenters.

If a registrant is unable to attend an event for any reason they may substitute someone else, by arrangement with the conference manager.

Where the registrant is unable to attend, and is not in a position to transfer their registration to someone else then the following refund arrangements apply:

·         Registrations (presenter or registrants) cancelled more than 30 days before the event will be refunded
       90% of the  registration fees.

·       Registrations (presenter or registrants) cancelled less than 30 days before the event will not be
        eligible for a refund.

·       Cancellations from registrants made after a failed visa application or if they are not allowed to enter
        the country will be refunded full registration fees. If the individual is a presenter, their abstract and bio
        will still be published in the conference app and other locations where such presentations are

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