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Building Practice through Appreciative Inquiry

Wellshurst Golf Club, North Street,
Admin Contact
Adult Social Care Training Mailbox (
Target Audience
Assessment & Care Management / Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Managers / Social Care (non Social Worker)
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
ESCC Assessment & Care Management / ESCC Directly Provided Services
Course description

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.

 Pre-course preparation required:

  • Create an online Research in Practice for Adults (if you don’t already have one)

  • Go to

  • Click on Create Account in the top right hand corner

  • Complete your details – using your work email address

  • When completing your details, ensure you subscribe to the e-bulletin and monthly Research and Policy update

  • Your username and temporary password will be sent to you via email

  • Log in using your username and password, and spend 5-10 minutes exploring the website and resources.

Training objectives

To give staff an opportunity to explore appreciative inquiry as a tool for use when working with clients and their families.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session, it is anticipated delegates 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.


Additional Information
Start Date
Tuesday 18 February 2020
End Date
Tuesday 18 February 2020
Closing Date
Monday 17 February 2020
09:30 - 16:30
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