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Rutgers SPAA Certificate in Appreciative Inquiry

The Certificate in Appreciative Inquiry from Rutgers SPAA provides students with the tools to lead positive organizational change and transformative community engagement.

The Center for Applied Appreciative Inquiry, located within the School of Public Affairs and Administration of Rutgers University-Newark, is offering this non-credit certificate program to develop the problem-solving skills of public and nonprofit sector leaders.

Participants in this program will learn how to use the principles and tools of Appreciative Inquiry and the SOAR methodology (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, and Results) for leading positive, dynamic organizations and for transformative community engagement.

A Certificate in Appreciative Inquiry will be 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 Appreciative Inquiry in the public and nonprofit sectors.
  • Design, conduct, and prepare a paper about an Appreciative Inquiry project of choice.
  • Conduct Appreciative Inquiry 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 Appreciative Inquiry concepts and practices and interactively share lessons learned from the Appreciative Inquiry projects and leadership interviews.

Program Dates: June 2015 - January 2016

  • Opening Two-day Workshop: June 4 and 5, 2015
  • The Director of the Center for Applied Appreciative Inquiry will conduct a monthly Appreciative Inquiry coaching conference call with all program participants and will also be available to discuss individual projects as needed.
  • Concluding Two-day Workshop: January 14 and 15, 2016

Workshops will be held at Rutgers University-Newark's School of Public Affairs and Administration in Newark, NJ.

For more information and to register: Visit this link or e-mail James M. Davy, Director Center for Applied Appreciative Inquiry, Rutgers University-Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA)