Courses

The Institute for Intervention Studies offers an interesting and qualitative set of courses for professionals that would like to train themselves in “appreciative intervention”.

The courses at the IvI are based on Kurt Lewin’s quote that “There is nothing as practical as a good theory.” Theory and practice go hand in hand at our institute, there is a constant alternation between interactive presentations and practical exercises.

Appreciative intervention is not magical or impossible to follow. It is a practice with a solid theoretical base. Our courses help participants become better at their practice and at being able to tell why they make certain choices.

“Appreciative Intervention” is a combination between classic group dynamics, organizational development theory and Appreciative Inquiry. In our approach we use an appreciative focus to generate energy and involvement and on that ground we begin to work together.

Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry (A.I.) -appreciative intervention- is a way of looking at things and acting upon them. It is an extremely strong instrument to generate positive change. From the perspective of “what gives life” to an organization, team or individual based on what has already worked in the past. The appreciative approach helps individuals, groups and organizations to become productive in a pleasant manner. A.I. makes coaching, training and organizational development a clear process. This, based on several practical and thorough principals.

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Appreciative Inquiry

A Practitioner’s Journey

In our work as coaches and consultants we are often invited into new and unfamiliar places where people may seem to talk different languages and possess unfamiliar customs and practices. In many ways, this can be likened to being a stranger in a new land with all the feelings of bewilderment and excitement borne of unfamiliarity and newness.

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A Practitioner’s Journey