Appreciative Inquiry Based Guide
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The Rev. Dr. Rob Voyle is a leader in the development and use of appreciative coaching in his work with clergy.
Yes!3 is designed to help you
grow an appreciative culture
within your congregation by
helping parishioners create
a purpose centered life
in which they can say:
Yes! To God
Yes! To Their Neighbor
Yes! To Them Self
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Simple question, but consider the following:
Sadly many people, churches, and our society as a whole spend more time working on having less of what they don't want and fail to live a life worth living.
This training program is designed to help you discover and grow what is life-giving in your your personal life and the lives of the organizations you work with.
Please see training schedule for a complete listing of all training programs.
I loved this workshop. It was deeply spiritual, entertaining, and very
practical and applicable.
It is rare in my experience to find all of these in one workshop. - KR, UCC Minister
This is our foundational appreciative inquiry program that introduces people not only to Appreciative Inquiry but also to the Appreciative Way. All of our other programs are built on the philosophy and practice of appreciative inquiry.
The Appreciative Way, is Rob and Kim Voyle's synthesis of:
Because this program is a foundational program it is often presented in conjunction with other 2 1/2 day programs such as:
In addition to this extended program we also offer a brief one day introduction for Church Boards and Congregation leaders.
Rob Voyle, Psy.D. Director of the Appreciative Way and Clergy Leadership Institute. Rob is an international leader in the use of Appreciative Inquiry in Church settings and Executive and Personal Coaching.
The overal objective is to introduce people to a synthesis of three bodies of knowledge:
This synthesis which we call the Appreciative Way, a way of seeing, being and doing in the world.
From this synthesized body of knowledge participants wil be able to:
Because this is a multi-day program specific learning objectives are provided for each day.
Specific Leaning Objectives Day 1: (full-day, 6.5 hrs.)
Participants will be able to:
Specific Leaning Objectives Day 2: (full-day, 6.5 hrs.)
Participants will be able to:
Specific Leaning Objectives Day 3: (half-day, 3 hrs.)
Participants will be able to:
This program qualifies for 16 hours of continuing education credit.
Partial continuing education credit is not provided. You must attend all 16 hours to receive continuing education credit.
American Psychological Association
The Appreciative Way is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Appreciative Way maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program qualifies for 16 hours of continuing education credit.
Although this program is designed with clergy in mind, it would also be appropriate for anyone who can articulate and reflect psychologically and theologically on their ministry or vocation. It is especially relevant for:
The workshop will typically be conducted in a retreat setting with:
The following is a typical workshop schedule. The exact schedule may vary depending on location.
For each specific program a flyer with dates, schedule times, and continuing education hours can be found on the training schedule page.
Day 1: and Day 2:
9:00-12:00 Morning Session with brief mid-morning break.
12:00-1:30 pm Lunch
1:30-3:15 pm First Afternoon Session
3:15-3:45 pm Walking Meditation and Reflection, (opportunity for synthesis and to manage energy);
3:45-5:30 pm Second Afternoon Session
No evening events are scheduled. Residential participants may gather after supper for socializing and informal conversations about the material that is being presented.
9:00-12:00 Morning Session with brief mid-morning break
Some programs may have an additional afternoon session.
Check the program flyers on the training schedule page for specific program details.
No pre-reading or backgound in Appreciative Inquiry is required for this program.
You will be provided an extensive 70 page handout and folder and participants will be able to access additional online resources after the completion of the program.
For those interested in pre-reading we recommend the following:
Early Bird 4 weeks before session:
Within 4 weeks of session:
In addition to the above 2.5 day program we occasionally offer a 3 and 4 day programs which includes opportunity for participants to create specific interventions or programs based on appreciative inquiry theory. Prices will depend on the nature of the program.
Specific times and costs of all programs may vary depending on the hosting organization. Please check the schedule and registration page for additional workshop specific information.
Accommodation and facility use fees are extra and are dependent on the training locations and will be specified on the registration forms. Meals between sessions are typically provided for commuters.
The tuition portion of your registration is completely refundable, minus a 5% service fee, up to the day of starting the program. Tuition fees can be transferred to an alternative program without penalty.
Any commuter or accommodation fees will be assessed within one month of a program if the reservation is cancelled. Commuter or residential accommodation fees can not be transferred to other programs.
For more information please see our Cancellation Policies.
"I have been fully engaged emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. Thank you for touching me at the core of my being."
M.E. Member of the UCC Church.
"Of all the training I have been to, your notes are the ones I keep coming back to time and again for practical resources."
P.W. Conference Pastor.
Rob's training is full of heart, wit, and passion.
E.R. Executive Coach
Rob's educational model brings body, mind and spirit together. I have been challenged intellectually, transformed spiritually, touched emotionally, gathering in communally. He came into my life at just the right time.
Jean Holmes, Presbyterian Pastor
Rob's appreciative coach training helped me to rethink the way I approach and provide
Dr. George Moses, Pastoral Counselor
After 45 years in the pastoral ministry and attending three events led by Rob Voyle, I have finally learned a better way to help church leaders help themselves and the people they serve.
John Wilkerson, Director: Church Leadership Coaching & Consulting
Rob's combination of organizational savvy, teaching skills, theological & spiritual integration, and ability to rapidly build supportive, learning communities is quite simply the best in any of
the churches today.
Gray Temple, Episcopal Priest, Author & Coach
Rob will enhance your ability to delight in yourself, your neighbor and God through his insightful, practical, loving, professionally grounded, appreciative and often mischievous coaching and
teaching skills; and that will make you a better leader and citizen in God's creation.
Ed Leidel, Episcopal Bishop and Congregational Coach serving North America