From workshops, to conferences, to guest speakers, there is always something exciting on our calendar at the Cooperrider Center. Below are some of the upcoming events we are looking forward to and we invite you to join us. For more details on any of these events, please contact us at:

Upcoming Conferences:

The International Society for Organization Development and The Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry are pleased to present an Information Exchange  May 17 - 20, 2017 focused on Creating Flourishing Organizations Through Trust and Collaboration

Why are Trust and Collaboration so important in our world today and how can they be used to create flourishing organizations? In this year's ISODC Information Exchange, we want to explore how we might create or strengthen trust and collaboration together to better create flourishing organizations. We want to continue transforming our organizations for the better, to this end, we look forward to sharing best practices and creating new ones together!

Inspirational questions we hope to explore:

  • What are the latest research & the best global practices around organizational flourishing?
  • What are the exciting advancements happening in the fields of trust and collaboration?
  • What are the stories of inspiration we have and lessons learned about how to create flourishing organizations?
  • What's next? How can we evolve our own work and practices to further support organizational flourishing?

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Fourth Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit

Discovering Flourishing Enterprise: The Key to Great Performance

June 14-16, 2017

Case Western Reserve - Cleveland, Ohio

The Cooperrider Center is excited to be partnering with the Fowler Center at Case Western Reserve University to support  the upcoming Fourth Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit.
At the Fourth Global Forum, executives, entrepreneurs, and change agents will discover, design, and strategize around their own high priority initiatives.
The design areas of the Fourth Global Forum:Participants work on their initiatives to advance existing priorities at the individual, organizational, and systemic levels. Vibrant Case Western Reserve University Fowler Center projects provide insights and stimulate action for flourishing:

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For 25% off, enter Promo Code: CHAMPLAIN25
Early Rate: April 30th
Full Rate: June 14th

Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology

Featuring a special Founders Symposium on Appreciative Inquiry

July 13-15, 2017

Montreal, Quebec

Center Director Lindsey Godwin and Honorary Chair David Cooperrider will be a part of a Founders Symposium on July 15th at the Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology. The symposium will present new empirical research pointing to the promise of the positive psychology field at the levels of enterprise teams, entire organizations, whole industries and cities, and even UN World Summits. You can register for the Fifth World Congress here.

Read more about the Founders Symposium here.

Annual AI Community Homecoming


A Celebration of Appreciative Voices for Our Time

August 11-13, 2017
Champlain College - Burlington, VT
Hosted by: The David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry & The Taos Institute

New and seasoned AI practitioners, academics and students will gather at Champlain College to celebrate AI and the AI community this summer. AI was made for these challenging times.
This year the theme is  Voicing the Appreciative -- in conversation, in media, in public forums, in organizational life, in community shaping. How do we create space and opportunity for conversations across divides, across borders, across values and visions that can help create a world we want to live in? How do we contribute?
Registration is open now!
You will be contacted again in May to make your payment. The first 40 people to sign up by May 15th get a discount of $50 off the following rates: (Lunch, breaks & materials included)
General Rates: $375.00 Students: $325.00
Contact for more information: Sallie Lee -

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Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner Certification

Foundations: October 23-25, 2017
Capstone: May 2-4, 2018
Burlington, VT

Designed by Appreciative Inquiry co-originator Dr David Cooperrider and AI thought-leader Dr. Lindsey Godwin, this program presents a proven approach to accelerating organizational change by showing how to focus on and leverage the core strengths of any organizational system. Through a combination of coursework and fieldwork, learn how and why Appreciative Inquiry works, explore the power of questions to seed positive change in any situation, and discover how to engage others in the change process for lasting results. By working on an application project specific to your own organization, you will have the opportunity to create positive change that bridges high ideals with a results-oriented mindset.
You can find more information about the program HERE 
You can register for the program HERE

Upcoming Workshops:

Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry Workshop, May 22

Introduction to AI Workshop

Open to: Champlain College & Local Community

When: 9 AM - 11 AM

Where: Lakeside Campus, Miller Center, Room 101

Purpose: To provide an introductory overview of Appreciative Inquiry

Sign up here!