Dr Michelle Shields


This change leadership workshop introduces you to the fundamental principles of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) – a positive and engaging approach to purposeful organisational change. The workshop utilises the essential steps of AI – Define, Discover, Dream, Design and Deliver – to build a sustainable solution to a change dilemma identified by the participant group.

Combining concepts of systems thinking with AI, the techniques taught will be useful if you are involved in introducing positive, sustainable change in your organisation.

Learning Outcomes

Participation in this workshop will enable you to:

  • understand the essential principles and practices of Appreciative Inquiry (AI)
  • have experience applying the four fundamental stages of the AI process
  • be familiar with several case examples for implementing AI in an organisational context
  • understand how an AI solution can be used in organisational change and development.


  • Traditional vs Appreciative Inquiry (AI) approaches to organisational change
  • Four steps in the AI process – their principles and applications
  • Crafting a discovery process and experiencing the dream state of AI
  • Reviewing the AI approach alongside other large systems change OD interventions

An interesting topic presented in a very inclusive way.

A great tool to add to my leadership skills. Interesting to be more feeling focused.

This has given me a tool to give new life to a tired planning process.

Want to know more about this workshop? Let's chat.

  • You'll tell us about your business, your specific needs and the business results you hope to achieve.
  • We'll talk about how we can tailor this workshop content to meet your needs.
  • You can tell us about the delivery mode that will best suit your people.
  • We'll explain how we'll support your people to turn their learning into action.

So let's organise a chat. We just need a few details and we'll be in touch.