How to SOAR: An overview of Appreciative Inquiry at UNH

How to SOAR: An overview of Appreciative Inquiry

Most of us are familiar with the problems, the gaps, the “opportunities for growth”, the issues and the challenges within our own development, our teams, and our organizations. We get good at admiring our problems and struggle to implement solutions, even when they are promising ideas.

In this interactive workshop, we will learn about the strength-based principles and process of Appreciative Inquiry, focusing on the framework used to identify and build on “what works”. We will discover the roots of this method and the ways organizations using it have experienced transformation. We will practice inquiry together, and learn a tool called SOAR which participants can begin using immediately to apply an appreciative approach to coaching or strategic planning sessions.


Instructor Bios


How to SOAR: An overview of Appreciative Inquiry

  • Susan White Ahl

    As a facilitator, educator, and coach, Susan strives to offer individuals and organizations inspiration through reflection, action planning and learning support. Using an array of tools, practices, and experiences, she helps them to acquire necessary skills and perspective, and to empower themselves toward desired outcomes.

    She has been the Principal of Eventide: Coaching, Consulting, Community, for 11 years, holds a Masters of Adult and Higher Education and is a certified executive coach. Susan has worked with individuals and teams within corporate, education, and non-profit settings; designing and delivering learning solutions and coaching support for personal and professional development.
    Training with the Institute for Appreciative Inquiry, and ongoing participation in Circles of Trust through the Center for Courage and Renewal support her desire to deepen her own learning and practice of deep listening and creating space for reflection as essential to growth. Susan believes life-long learning is the key to creating a meaning-filled life.

09:00am - 03:30pm
GSC Manchester
Susan White Ahl
269.00 Tuition
USNH Tuition Benefit Discount
PDT - 10% Alumni Discount
Military Discount
CBA Student Discount
CBA Business Discount