The session on appreciation leadership and the value of using positive questions to stimulate positive ideas, actions and innovation changed the way I interact with my team. I am a much more effective leader, and person, now.

We are highly skilled interactive educators. By integrating the latest social science theories and research about positive organizational development, strengths and appreciative inquiry into experiential learning programs we provide skills and knowledge needed by members of organizations and communities to operate effectively in today’s fluid, mobile environment.  Our workshops are designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles by balancing theory and practice, lecture and dialogue, and personal and organizational capacities. The result is meaningful, easily accessible and applicable learning.

Public Workshops

Our public workshops and certificate program in Appreciative Inquiry and the Practice of Positive Change provide leaders and change agents with the foundational knowledge and skills needed to adapt and apply Appreciative Inquiry to their work. Our core workshops are:

    • The Power of Appreciative Inquiry (formerly Foundations of Appreciative Inquiry)
    • Appreciative Inquiry Summit Workshop
    • Appreciative Leadership Development Program©
    • Applications of Appreciative Inquiry

Welcome to our learning community. We look forward to seeing you in one of our Hampton Roads, Virginia-based workshops soon.  Or visit our Corporate website for programs in other parts of the United States, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and Singapore.

In-House Trainings

We regularly design and deliver educational programs, workshops and seminars for our clients:

  • We facilitate company wide workshops as part of large-scale change efforts. As a strategy for organization development education builds commitment by ensuring that people have the knowledge and skills needed to contribute their best to the goals of the organization. We can assess your positive core and turn it into practical training to help your function or whole organization build and sustain high performance.
  •  We build relational capacity and organizational resiliency across generations, functions and levels. Today’s workforce is highly diverse and each sub-group comes to work with its own way language and ways of doing things. Training is a highly effective tool for building relationships and creating a shared way of working. We can help you learn about and align the strengths and know how of your diverse workforce.
  •  We create learning organizations and inspire unprecedented innovation. Collaborative learning forums and creative think tank sessions can open the door to knowledge creation, exploration and experimentation, which are needed to foster a learning culture and drive successful innovation.
  •  We develop enlightened leadership capacities. The world of work has changed. Approaches to leadership that served well in the past do not address the challenges of our time. Appreciative Leadership does. Its five strategies develop relational practices applicable across industries, sectors and arenas of collaborative action. We provide a full compliment of Appreciative Leadership workshops and programs, from one day to two- years, to build effective and enduring leadership awareness and capacities.

No group is too small or too large for learning. We are happy to adapt Appreciative Inquiry and Appreciative Leadership to meet the needs of your organization or community. Some of the specialty areas for which we have tailored our work include: Management, Selling, Human Services and Health Care, Education, Human Resources and Faith Based Organizations.

Appreciative Leadership Trainings

We offer a series of educational programs to support the development of leadership capacities in organizations and communities.

Appreciative Leadership Development Program (ALDP)©
A fully affirmative four-day session focused on building awareness of strengths and leadership high performance patterns. This workshop is an opportunity for new leaders and leaders in transition to create a clear, positive vision and path forward for leadership and life success.

Customized Leadership and Team Development Workshops:
Offered as half-day or  one-day modules, these practice-oriented workshops can be mixed and matched to meet your organization’s needs.  Some of the many Appreciative Leadership Practices we teach include: The Art of the Question, Strengths Spotting, Root Cause of Success Analysis, Appreciative Interviewing, Story Telling, Reframing Problems to Success, Appreciative Strategic Planning, and Appreciative Coaching.

Enlightened Leaders at Work:
This program takes participants on the journey of leadership, from self-awareness, to building skills, to practical applications. It begins with the Appreciative Leadership Development Program (ALDP©) and moves into direct application for how to apply effective and enlightened leadership skills through the entire talent management cycle.

      1. Appreciative Leadership Development Program©
      2. Appreciative Recruitment, Onboarding and Performance Dialogue
      3. Appreciative Team Building and Coaching
      4. Appreciative Project Management and  Cross-Functional Collaboration

Performance Management Design and Delivery Using Appreciative Inquiry

This one and a half-day workshop is specifically geared towards the human resources and organizational development professional to build a strategy for incorporating Appreciative Inquiry-based practices within the talent management systems that are in place within your organization. We focus on alignment of your mission and the  positive core of your work culture to the systems and people-interactions that propel your success. This workshop requires pre-work and a post-training coaching session on the follow-up application developed during the workshop.

Our Services


We get results through high-engagement, strength-based organization and community change.


Our Appreciative Inquiry and Appreciative Leadership workshops are engaging, uplifting and practical.


Our compelling and provocative speeches are the perfect way to launch your meeting, conference or large-scale event.