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Certificate In Appreciative Inquiry for Strengths-Based Leadership and Innovation in Public and Nonprofit Sectors

PTI Staff Contact: Alan Shark, Executive Director

Learn how to apply Appreciative Inquiry (Ai) and the SOAR methodology (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, and Results) for positive organizational change/innovation and strategic planning.

Through the use of positively constructed questions and a structured dialogue process, Appreciative Inquiry (Ai) seeks to discover the conditions, factors, and strengths that contribute to success and how they can be replicated to create new possibilities for greater future success.

A Certificate in Appreciative Inquiry from Rutgers University-Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) is issued to participants upon the completion of the following coursework:

  • Participate in an initial two-day workshop in which students will learn how to apply Ai in the public and nonprofit sectors.
  • Design, conduct, and prepare a paper about an Ai project of choice.
  • Conduct Ai interviews of three public and/or nonprofit sector leaders and chronicle the results of the interviews.
  • Participate in a concluding two-day workshop featuring advanced Ai concepts and practices and interactively share lessons learned from the Ai projects and leadership interviews.

APPLY NOW Next Cohort: June 2017