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Developing an Appreciative Mindset - May 2020 is a Course

Developing an Appreciative Mindset - May 2020

May 11 - Jun 5, 2020

$250 Enroll

Full course description

This course will help you build capacity to apply AI Principles to your personal life while understanding AI's larger applications. 

What we know:

  • People who use their strengths every day are three times more likely to report having an excellent quality of life, six times more likely to be engaged at work, 8% more productive and 15% less likely to quit their jobs.
  • Gratitude can change your brain, make you happier, boost your immune system, improve your relationships, and make you more productive.
  • The best leaders don't have all the answers, they ask the best questions.
  • High performing leaders learn to use their strengths more effectively

What you will learn:

  • How to identify your own strengths, as well as others' so you can better leverage them
  • The art and science of building your own gratitude practices and their impacts
  • How to craft questions that inspired others and help generate new possibilities in your own life, organization, and community
  • Inspirational examples of how others have used Appreciative Inquiry as a practice and methodology to create change in different ways around the world

Weekly Topics:

  1. Week 1: Appreciative Living
  2. Week 2: The Elevation of Strengths
  3. Week 3: The Spectrum of AI Applications
  4. Week 4: Personal and Professional Applications

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Sue James

Sue James

An Appreciative Inquiry practitioner for almost 20 years, Sue James is based in Melbourne, Australia, from where she works with a wide range of individuals and organisations across community, non-profit and business sectors.All her work is based on the foundational principles of Appreciative Inquiry and incorporates the components and qualities of Appreciative Intelligence®.

She has delivered many training programs on Appreciative Inquiry and Appreciative Intelligence® for a wide range of organisations and community groups. Examples of successful projects she has completed, based on Appreciative Inquiry, include strategic planning and stakeholder engagement for state and local government, community consultations for streetscape development initiatives and the creation of a Scholar Leadership Development Program for Petronas."