Building practice through appreciative inquiry

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Tailored support workshop (one-day session)

Developing strengths-based practice requires us to learn from positive practice and feedback, within a systemic culture that is often more geared to reacting to crisis or 'failure'. This workshop will explore the principles of Appreciative Inquiry, consider how the approach may be applied to direct work and explore models for case discussion and supervision which enable strengths-based reflective practice.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Explore the principles of appreciative inquiry 
  • Understand how to incorporate appreciative inquiry when working with adults
  • Consider using appreciative inquiry to support positive outcomes in the adult safeguarding process
  • Understand the importance of ‘Professional Curiosity’ within an appreciative inquiry framework
  • Examine the practitioner role and improving outcomes using appreciative inquiry
  • Explore inclusive and focused recording in professional case management
  • Discuss the impact of appreciative inquiry in reflective supervision

Aimed at: Practitioners and managers

Usual timings: 9.30am – 4.00pm

Related RiPfA resources:

  • Appreciative inquiry in safeguarding adults (Practice tool)
  • Developing strengths-based working locally (Strategic briefing)
  • Embedding strengths-based working across the system (Frontline briefing)
  • Appreciative Inquiry: how can we make decisions and formulate action plans for change? (Blog)


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