Workshop on Appreciative Inquiry in Healthcare to be Offered June 8-10

The Corporation for Positive Change is offering a training called "Appreciative Inquiry in Healthcare at the Gregg Conference Center at the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, June 8-10, 2004. Click below for the full announcement.

Corporation for Positive Change Presents:

Appreciative Inquiry in Healthcare

June 8 -10, 2004
The Gregg Conference Center at the American College
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Schedule: Tuesday, 9 am?–4 pm,
Weds 9 am?–4 pm, Thurs 9 am-3 pm
CEU Credits available

Please note that the official registration deadline for this workshop is June 1, 2004. The brochure and registration form is available for download here. Late registrants should call 505-751-1232 or email [email protected] to confirm that space is still available. Thank you!

Who Should Attend?

Health care professionals, administrators, nurses and clinical leaders. Consultants specializing in health care.

What is the Cost?

Through June 1, 2004: $950 per person
Teams of 3 or more registering together: $750 per person
(Teams are any 3 people ?– same organization, clients & consultants, colleagues - an incentive to bring others.)
AIC co-owners contact registrar for special rates.

This cost includes all workshop materials, lunches and coffee breaks. Attendees will receive a copy of The Appreciative Inquiry Handbook: The First in a Series of AI Workbooks for Leaders of Change. This includes several health care case studies.

Workshop Location and Travel Information:

The Gregg Conference Center at the American College
270 South Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Phone: 610 526 1209, Fax 610 526 1215
Contact Gregg Conference Center to reserve your room. Overnight rate: single $120, double $65 per person, includes breakfast. There are restaurants within walking distance.

Workshop Leaders:
Susan O. Wood & Dr. Jaqueline M. Stavros

Workshop Objectives:

Appreciative Inquiry applications in health care are promising. Come and be part of a "positive revolution in change" in health care.
- Learn how to use appreciative approach and philosophy to deal with any human issue in a health care organization. Focus is on positive change approaches in recruitment and retention, quality of care, performance and patient satisfaction.
- Hands-on education in strategic planning using the SOAR model (strengths, opportunities, aspirations, results) to accelerate positive change by building on strengths at the individual and organizational levels.
- Learn about positive psychology and positive organizational scholarship research and practice.
- Learn how to assist departments and groups to locate the positive core and how to facilitate the process of positive change.
- Find ways to enhance or accelerate existing or new initiatives using AI, bring issues and cases!

For More Information:

For more information about Appreciative Inquiry (AI), visit the Corporation for Positive Change at or the AI Commons websites sponsored by Case Western Reserve University at

About Corporation for Positive Change

Corporation for Positive Change (CPC) is dedicated to the design and development of Appreciative organizations - those capable of sustaining innovation, financial well-being and market leadership by inspiring the best in human beings. CPC provides consultation and training based on the principles and practices of Appreciative Inquiry. For more information about CPC, or to contact any of our principal consultants, please visit our web site at

Added May 08, 2004