Available for 0.5 elective credit in the CACE program.
Offered online and face-to-face at UVic.
Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is an energizing approach for sparking positive organizational change and group development that is ideal in adult education classrooms, communities, workplaces or virtual spaces.
Unlike traditional problem-based tools and models that focus on what is not working well, AI focuses on what is working well (appreciative) by engaging you in asking questions and telling stories (inquiry). This shift in focus to the positive generates life within the organization/group, allowing it to move more effectively towards its goals.
Using the textbook Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education: A Transformative Force, co-authored by your instructor, you will examine the theory behind AI, engage in the “5D” model (definition, discovery, dream, design and delivery), and explore ways to apply AI.
Identify the basic theory behind Appreciative Inquiry.
Identify uses (models and processes) of Appreciative Inquiry.
Define a topic.
Work with data from the stories.
Apply AI to group development and change processes in adult education settings.
This course may be available online. Students login to the course and communicate with the instructor and fellow students via the Internet. All assignments and course activities are submitted electronically to the course instructor.
Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
Online course withdrawal/refund policy:
CACE course registrants will receive a full refund up to the course start date. From the course start date to six calendar days into the course, students who withdraw will receive a refund less the $50 administrative fee. Students who withdraw seven or more calendar days after the course start date will receive no refund.
Face-to-face course and workshop withdrawal/refund policy:
CACE students must pay an administrative fee of $50 if they withdraw from a course/workshop before the registration deadline. Students who withdraw after this date will not receive any refund.