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Appreciative Inquiry
Summit and Workgroups

Are you having trouble reaching your program or policy goals?

Want to create change in your organization but don't know where to start?

You are in the right place!!!


I will have your organization dreaming big, designing actionable steps, and creating strategic plans!

We will build on team strengths and not on it's failures.

You will reach your goals in no time at all through the Appreciative Inquiry (positive psychology approach)

facilitated workgroup process.

Contact me to schedule a free strategy call! Read on...

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Appreciative Inquiry Workgroup: Achieve Your Policy and Program Change Goals!

Certified Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator: Debra Cady, LCSW



Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a collaborative, strengths-based approach to both personal and organizational development that is proven to be highly effective in thousands of organizations and communities in hundreds of countries around the world. It is a way of bringing about change that shares leadership and learning, fully engaging everyone in the organization or community.


AI is built on a deceptively simple premise: that organizations grow in the direction of what they repeatedly ask questions about and focus their attention on. AI does not focus on changing people. Instead, it invites people to engage in building the kinds of organizations, communities, and programs they dream to live and work in. AI is a different approach to strategic planning.


Having an AI workgroup is a great way work together as a team of stakeholders to build on strengths; to set your goals; and design action plans that will achieve your dream outcomes. AI focuses on dissecting what works and building on those experiences. The collective strengths of your group will form the foundation (positive core) you will use to create or improve your system, program, or policy change.


Bring out the best of your team and focus on what works, not hurts through Appreciative Inquiry! It takes a great deal of creative energy to create aspirational goals and a great deal of positive energy to implement the tasks and activities to achieve them. That’s why Appreciative Inquiry works.


AI focuses on leveraging the “positive core” of the system to design and re-design more effective services and supports rather than a focus on overcoming it’s deficits. Linking the positive core to any change agenda creates and mobilizes topics never thought before possible.


General Structure

As a trained Certified AI Facilitator, I will customize your AI workgroup to design activities and an agenda that specifically addresses and achieves your goals. So we’ll set up 2 pre-meetings to individualize the workgroup content and one post-meeting to review progress.


The AI Dream and Design workgroup summit is made up of 8 (2-hour) consecutive segments for a total of 16 hrs. and results in action plans to achieve your goals. The segments can be delivered in a 2 full days in-person summit or 4 half days virtually. Following the summit, the AI Delivery / Destiny workgroup meets one hour every other week for 6 sessions for a total of 6 hours to implement the action plans co-created from the summit.


What to Expect, participants will:

  • Be engaged, energized, and actively involved in each workgroup segment

  • Learn AI practices and apply them easily to enhance your own work

  • Become AI Champions (positive core group) to lead AI dream and design action plans

  • Co-create action plans to implement 1-2 policy change

Delivery of the AI workgroup includes mini-lectures, and experiential learning (individual, pairs, trios, small group, and large group), access to the learning platform, as well as auditory and visual materials to enhance the learning experience.

Timeframes: We’ll meet to determine dates/times best for you and your organization.

AI Dream and Design Workgroup Summit: 2 Day In-person (9am – 5pm local time)

Or 4 Day Virtual Workgroup Summit: 12:00pm to 5:00pm ET (one hour break)

AI facilitated Delivery/Destiny Virtual Calls to support implement the action plan would be every other week following the Summit.

We will start with a free strategy call to assess your needs so we can design your experience based on your purpose, outcomes, and budget. ​

Fill out the form below and you will hear from Debra within 48 hours.

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Debra Cady



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