Appreciative Inquiry

MODULE:  Appreciative Inquiry
METHODOLOGY: Participatory training
PEDAGOGICAL TOOLS:	Interactive lecture methods (ILM), Sharing experiences.
Group discussions. Group exercises. Presentations Handouts. Case studies.

Module:   Appreciative Inquiry      General Objectives
Goal: A powerful positive tool to make individuals/organisations/communities understand its core strengths to drive their own development. Through positive inquiries discover the moments of excellence and potential to enable people to envision and co-construct their future.   `KnowledgeUnderstanding the concept of  Appreciative Inquiry as a tool for positive change   Strengthening Appreciative mindset using AI principles for successful change   When to use AI approach to create sustainable change Role of a leader in creating transformation and sustainable change How by identifying the strengths a person not only can perform but transform How by using AI  focusing on the strengths and opportunities creates a common ground and engagement   The Four D Model  
Abilities & toolsParticipants will develop their abilities to adapt a positive culture of appreciating   They will be able to articulate positive questions to discover the life giving factors   Enhance their skills to bring a positive change among the communities  
Values & Change of attitudesRealize that problem focused change is not sustainable   Appreciating enhances  value, gain confidence and do more than expectations   No problem can be solved from same level of consciousness created it but learn to see world new   Positive inquiries make people participate for their own development and create their destiny

Ready to be a Change Agent

“I feel like I have a really good baseline understanding of all the aspects of community development and
I now feel like I’m more capable of applying to an NGO for work experience. Amongst the courses,
although Strategic Planning and Result Based Management were difficult and challenging because I’d
never been exposed to them before, I think it’s really good, practical knowledge.”

Lauren Fairweather

Student at Caplano University, Canada

Allow the Community to Lead

My learning for development is to empower the people and change attitudes to break the cycle of
dependence. The way to do this is Bala Vikasa way (ABCD model). You relate people to assets and make
them feel stronger. The recognition of strengths, gifts, talents and assets of individual and communities
are more likely to produce change. As community development practitioners we must step back and
allow the community to lead. Our role is to act as a facilitator. It was quite a moving experience to visit
the Gangadevipalli village and see this approach in action.

Amit Napade

Group CEO, Krushi Vikas and All About FPO

High-Value Training Programs

Bala Vikasa’s extensive experience in rural development, particularly in implementing women’s and
widows’ empowerment initiatives through community mobilisation, adds significant value to training
programs, making them highly insightful. The exposure from field visits to various development
initiatives gives participants a whole new perspective and also helps them find innovative solutions
to their community problems.

Dr. N.V. Madhuri

Associate Professor &Head, Center for Gender Studies and Development NIRD