Help people turn uncertainty
and challenges into
meaningful opportunities.

Unlock the power of appreciative inquiry.

THE CERTIFICATE IN CREATING POSITIVE CHANGE
Starting from 20th April

OF OUR PAST CERTIFICATE PARTICIPANTS:

100% gained new ideas they can use to create positive changes

97% gained the knowledge and tools they need to apply appreciative inquiry

94% would strongly recommend the Certificate to others

Fuel hope. Energize action. Improve Outcomes.

Do you want to help people in your workplace, school or community to:

  • Confidently navigate disruption by embracing the mess and magic of change?
  • Ignite coaching conversations that spark energy and win commitment?
  • Co-create positive changes using appreciative inquiry (AI) approaches?
  • Co-Create mental health and wellbeing strategies in ways that ensure every voice is heard (as per ISO 45003 requirements), priorities are agreed, and policies, processes and practices are drafted together?
  • Realize their hopes, even in the face of challenges?

Then, the Certificate In Creating Positive Change is for you.

From mess to magic.

Based on Professor David Cooperrider’s appreciative inquiry theories and tools, the program includes weekly live training classes and field experiments with our globally sought-after positive change coaches. Our team will put the latest positive change research and tools at your fingertips so you can be accredited to design and deliver engaging, energizing and effective appreciative inquiry experiences.

Delivered over 13 weeks with 20 hours of evidence-based learning, you’ll learn how to:

  • Make the science of appreciative inquiry actionable, effective and affordable for people from all walks of life, through coaching, workshops and AI Summits.
  • Supercharge connections and collaborations across your workplace, school or community as you help people to see old things in new ways.
  • Design psychologically safe places for people to discover their strengths, clarify their hopes and goals, and deploy tiny actions that can have a big impact.
  • Win people’s hearts and minds – even those of your cynics – so they willingly commit to taking responsibility for owning and learning from the changes they are creating.

YOU'LL COME AWAY WITH

Certification in Creating Positive Change.

Toolbox of evidence-based appreciative inquiry.

Positive Change library of videos, playbooks and podcasts.

Membership to a global alumni change community.

How does the Certificate work?

Our next round of the Certificate kicks off on the 20th April, 2022 with our highly sought-after team of appreciative inquiry, systems science, and positive psychology researchers and coaches. The course includes 13 weeks of live training classes and field experiments to give you all the resources, tools and support you need.

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MONTH 1: Navigating the Messiness of Change
  • Discovering the surprising truths about thriving through change
  • Helping people to see old things in new ways
  • How to create a positive disruption
  • Designing appreciative coaching conversations
  • Winning over your cynics
MONTH 2: Building Your Change Toolbox
  • The business case for appreciative inquiry
  • The power of tiny habits to have a big impact
  • Your step-by-step guide to designing appreciative inquiry workshops
  • Behind-the-scenes of an appreciative inquiry summit
  • Designing and delivering virtual appreciative inquiry experiences
MONTH 3: Making Change Happen
  • Designing a positive change project to apply to tools you've discovered
  • Coaching support to help deliver your positive change project
  • Showcasing how you're helping others navigate the mess and magic of change
  • Discovering the power of asking for help and the gift of reciprocity

You are required to playfully and practically experiment with ways to create positive change for yourself and others throughout the Certificate, as this is the best way to learn how to apply the science.

To help you immediately create positive changes, the Certificate includes a bonus of more that $2,000 of bonus evidence-based, done-for-you, appreciative inquiry tools that you can steal-with-pride. That’s right, you can use these tools exactly as they are, rearrange them as needed, and even re-brand them if you desire. All we ask is that you acknowledge The Change Lab as the original source.

As you go through the Certificate you’ll receive:

 

VALUED AT
APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY BUSINESS CASE – Clear and compelling, this simple business case captures how appreciative inquiry has been used to heighten creativity, boost engagement, strengthen relationships, increase revenues, reduce costs, improve profitability, and enhance sustainability. $97
CHANGE READINESS ASSESSMENT – Is your system ready for a positive disruption? This evidence-based, quick and simple assessment allows you to gauge the psychological safety, appetite for generativity, and readiness for self-organization that provide the foundations for positive changes. $97
APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY TOPIC GENERATOR – Can you name it, flip it and frame it when it comes to creating generative topics that allow people to see old things in new ways? Your topic generator includes an easy-to-use template, cheat sheets for inspiration, and a topic checklist to help you get everyone talking. $97
APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY QUESTIONS GUIDE – Every action we take is preceded by a question which is why this guide is packed with question stems you can easily tailor to your topics to spark appreciative conversations. Discover why different types of questions spark different kinds of changes. $97
COACHING CONVERSATION MAP – Quickly and easily design an appreciative coaching conversation that makes change happen. Your Coaching Conversation Map gives you everything you need to keep your conversations on track. $97
TINY HABITS TOOLKIT – A step-by-step guide to help people design tiny habits that can have a big impact when it comes to creating positive changes. $97
APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY WORKSHOP DESIGN TEMPLATE – A step-by-step guide to create an appreciative inquiry workshop to bring people together – in person or online – to discover their strengths, dream of the future, design pathways forward, and deploy the small actions that can have a big impact. There’s even a checklist to keep you on track. $297
APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT GUIDE – Use our examples to create an appreciative inquiry workshop participant guide quickly and easily. Packed with questions and activities that can be done in person or online, this guide will save you hours of time and effort. $297
AI SUMMIT DESIGN TEMPLATE – A stage-by-stage guide to create an AI Summit with everything you need to consider pre, during and post your event to make positive changes happen. The toolkit includes a design template, design checklist and case story examples. $297
AI SUMMIT TOOLBOX – Our best-selling AI Summit Toolbox complete with sample steering group workshop guides, pre-summit checklists, sample agendas, sample participant guide, sample facilitator slides, reporting templates, and sample reports makes it safer and easier for you to design your own AI Summit. $497
STORY TELLING GUIDE – Our collection of story-telling templates provides a quick and easy way for people to share their experiences and learning with each other. $297

Clear and compelling, this simple business case captures how appreciative inquiry has been used to heighten creativity, boost engagement, strengthen relationships, increase revenues, reduce costs, improve profitability, and enhance sustainability.
VALUED AT $97

Is your system ready for a positive disruption? This evidence-based, quick and simple assessment allows you to gauge the psychological safety, appetite for generativity, and readiness for self-organization that provide the foundations for positive changes.
VALUED AT $97

APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY TOPIC GENERATOR

Can you name it, flip it and frame it when it comes to creating generative topics that allow people to see old things in new ways? Your topic generator includes an easy-to-use template, cheat sheets for inspiration, and a topic checklist to help you get everyone talking.
VALUED AT $97

Every action we take is preceded by a question which is why this guide is packed with question stems you can easily tailor to your topics to spark appreciative conversations. Discover why different types of questions spark different kinds of changes.
VALUED AT $97

Quickly and easily design an appreciative coaching conversation that makes change happen. Your Coaching Conversation Map gives you everything you need to keep your conversations on track.
VALUED AT $97

A step-by-step guide to help people design tiny habits that can have a big impact when it comes to creating positive changes.
VALUED AT $97

A step-by-step guide to create an appreciative inquiry workshop to bring people together – in person or online – to discover their strengths, dream of the future, design pathways forward, and deploy the small actions that can have a big impact. There’s even a checklist to keep you on track.
VALUED AT $297

Use our examples to create an appreciative inquiry workshop participant guide quickly and easily. Packed with questions and activities that can be done in person or online, this guide will save you hours of time and effort.
VALUED AT $297

A stage-by-stage guide to create an AI Summit with everything you need to consider pre, during and post your event to make positive changes happen. The toolkit includes a design template, design checklist and case story examples.
VALUED AT $297

Our best-selling AI Summit Toolbox complete with sample steering group workshop guides, pre-summit checklists, sample agendas, sample participant guide, sample facilitator slides, reporting templates, and sample reports makes it safer and easier for you to design your own AI Summit.
VALUED AT $497

Our collection of story-telling templates provides a quick and easy way for people to share their experiences and learning with each other.
VALUED AT $297

In addition, you’ll also have access to a curated library of podcasts and cheat sheets from the world’s leading appreciative inquiry and positive change researchers.

Best of all, you’ll have lifetime access to these bonus tools.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US:

“This class helped to build my foundation in appreciative inquiry and gave me more confidence, motivation and tools. I love that I was able to feel like I effectively learned while participating asynchronously.”

AMALIA COCHRAN

“Absolute game-changer. I have a completely new perspective of what it and so many incredible tools tap into to actually bring about positive change.”

SALLY MURCHIE

“Whether you are a consultant, a coach or a leader of change, this course will have a huge impact on what you are doing.”

BILL STARNES

“The course is a great opportunity to get a different perspective on change. The resources are invaluable and can be used in so many different facets in any role or life.”

DANIELLE KASSOUA

“I am a certified Change Management professional who has studied positive psychology at a certificate and graduate level and found this program to be shooting off all kinds of new fireworks!”

SAMANTHA FOULDS

“The Certificate will enable you to emerge from messy chaos armed with the knowledge, skills and resources you need to update your ideas with fresh real-world approaches.”

KIM HUBERT

“One month after the end of the program, I am still buzzing, developing, and applying the content to my own program. Rich, hugely insightful, practical and a beautifully presented and supported program. Absolutely worth your time and investment.”

LOUISE WILES

Ready to unlock the power of appreciative inquiry?

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$3,497*

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THREE-MONTHLY PAYMENTS

$1,247*

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10% discount*

for bookings of
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What support will you get?

Guiding you through each step is our team of researchers, practitioners, and coaches, including Dr. Michelle McQuaid, Michelle Etheve, Louis Alloro and Maureen McKenna. Between us, we’ve helped 250,000 people spark measurable changes in more than 4,800 workplaces, schools and communities in over 75 countries.

To help you easily and joyfully navigate your learning experience, you will receive:

  • Live, interactive classes for 90 minutes each week – This is your chance to dive deeper into the science, build your skills, and play with the done-for-you tools in field experiments as you immediately apply what you are learning to help others.
  • Done-For-You evidence-based toolbox – Steal our tools with pride (we only ask that you cite The Change Lab as the original source)! You’ll receive more than $2,000 of tools including: Change Readiness Assessment, The Topic Generator, AI Questions Guide, Coaching Conversation Map, Tiny-Habit Toolkit, AI Workshop Design Template, AI Summit Design Template, and Story Telling Guide.
  • Pay it forward challenges – You’ll be supported to apply what you learn in the real world, including delivery of a final positive change project.
  • Lifetime access to our online learning portal – Stay in touch and up to date between classes in our online portal, including recordings of all classes, a chat channel and bonus tips and tools to monitor your progress.
  • A Global and local community – Connect and collaborate with experienced change practitioners from all over the world in our alumni community.

Is the Certificate right for me?

This certificate is right for you if you want to:

  • Design and deliver appreciative inquiry coaching, workshops and AI Summit experiences safely and confidently.
  • Help people embrace the mess and magic of change as we learn, work, connect and live together.
  • Be a part of like-minded community of change champions who are willing to support and empower each other.

Our Risk-Free Guarantee

We’re sure you’re going to find the Certificate In Creating Positive Change enormously valuable – and we’re willing to back it up with a hassle-free guarantee.

if the certificate doesn’t give you what you need, just let us know within the first 14 days of the program. Provided you can show us that you’ve been doing the work, but what we’re teaching just isn’t adding value, we’ll send you a full refund.

With this in mind, we do kindly ask that before you enrol, you are fully committed to gifting yourself this time and showing up to support yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions

Not at all. We’ll cover enough of this research so you have just what you need.

No, you can practise this on yourself, your friends and family, your colleagues, team or workplace, across a school or in a classroom, with part of a community or simply anyone else who needs a hand making positive change happen.

We’ll jump onto Zoom (an online video conference platform you can access really easily through your web browser) and spend about 90 minutes teaching the content and running the field experiments outlined for each module. All calls are recorded so you can revisit any part of them at any time.

All the calls are recorded so you can catch up as you need and if you have burning questions, you can submit them in the Slack chat channel at any time for us to answer.

The group will be the perfect size so everyone’s questions can be heard and answered so that you get as much value as possible.

It’s easy to participate in the coaching calls. All you’ll need is:
1. A computer (laptop or desktop), tablet, or Smartphone
2. A reliable internet connection
3. A web browser (like Firefox, Safari, or Chrome)
We’ll send you clear instructions for joining in on the workshops in our reminder emails.

No, our sessions are planned to be time-zone friendly wherever you are in the world. Just check the day and time zone list above.

Absolutely! If the certificate doesn’t give you what you need and you’ve been showing up and doing the work, just email our support team within 14 days of your purchase. We’ll send you a full, hassle-free refund.

We can help! Don’t hesitate to send me an email at michelle.e@thechangelabs.com and let us know how we can assist you.