Upcoming Workshops And Events

These aren’t in entirely chronological order as they are added as I get to hear about them, so scroll down to see information on the World AI Conference and the Positive Psychology World Congress coming up soon.


First Positive Psychology Summit 2019

Bedford UK 27-28 April 10-4 Park Inn Radisson

Sarah is a confirmed speaker that this event that will explore how to use positive psychology to improve wellbeing for your clients, colleagues and customers. It will be of value to practitioners, coaches and consultants. She will be exploring ‘How to thrive as a freelancer’ and running a workshop on Inquiry Coaching. Hope to see you there!


Appreciative Inquiry Four Week Online Course

This leading AI centre is starting a new 4 week online course from 12th November that will provide preliminary exposure to Appreciative Inquiry through readings, online discussions, and personal application opportunities. It will enable participants to build capacity to apply AI Principles to personal life while understanding AI’s larger applications. It will be led by Cooperrider Center Council of Practice practitioners



Manchester 18th October 2018

This promises to be a conference with a difference. Run in an ‘unconference’ style, it will feature a few sharers to kick start some thinking (our Sarah is one) followed by a kind of open space process. It’s small and exclusive with limited places to create real connection and intimacy, don’t delay! https://www.doference.com/new-page


Wellbeing in Education Conference

19th Oct London 2018

A one day event hosted by Sir Antony Seldon and addressed by Martin Seligman amongst others, this event will explore ways to improve staff and student wellbeing. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-ultimate-wellbeing-in-education-conference-tickets-48727966660


The 6th World Congress on Positive Psychology

MELBOURNE, Australia July 18-21 2019

The bi-annual positive psychology world conference promises to be a great event. Sadly Appreciating Change won’t have a presence there this year, but if previous years are anything to go by, it will be a feast of talks, networking and connection. All the big names will be there, so its a great opportunity to hear about the latest developments in the field from the horses’ mouths.


The World Conference on Appreciative Inquiry

NICE, France 19-22 March 2019

We are pleased to announce that Sarah, and Paul Neville, will be running a workshop on Inquiry Coaching, and Sarah will also be giving a 15 minute power talk on ‘The power zone’. In addition there is a fantastic line up of international speakers and attendees. It promises to be a great event


The 2nd Global Conference on Positive Change


This event sounds really exciting. Its a gathering of leaders and change agents interested and experienced in how Positive Change can be applied to key global challenges and facilitate innovation and growth.

Sarah will be both presenting and exhibiting all our great positive psychology products. See more here


Event for Appreciative Inquiry Practitioners and Positive Psychologists

12th May 2018 Chiswick Pier, London

This event offers a great opportunity to meet like minded professionals, MAPP graduates and AI practitioners, researcher Dr Caroly Yousef-Morgan will be providing an update on the newest findings in the field of psychological capital as well as taking questions on the day. Book here

Sarah looks forward to meeting great people here.


The Festival of Passion

Institute of Passion, Friday 15th June 2018, Museum of Happiness

Held on the International Day of Passion, the Festival of Passion brings together the best from different Passion related worlds. This includes scholars, researchers, practitioners, artists, passionate start up entrepreneurs and corporate senior leaders, among other passionate individuals.

The Festival of Passion will hold 2 major events, one in the morning, and one in the afternoon. More information here

Sarah is very excited to be attending this conference, the first 'Festival of Passion in the world'


European Conference on Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology for a flourishing Europe in times of transitions

June 27-June 30 2018 Budapest, Hungary

This huge gathering of 800+ positive psychologist from across Europe and the world promises to be a hugely exciting event. Some of the big name speakers include Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Dr Ilona Boniwell, Antonella Delle Fave, Barbara Fredrickson, Kate Hefferon, and Itai Ivtzan amongst others. In addition there will be many oral and poster sessions. See more details and registration here

Sarah is looking forward to attending, meeting up with old friends and new and absorbing the unique European Flavour of positive psychology. We hope to have our goods on display for order at bargain prices.


Celebrating Business Psychology: The Next Generation

Association of Business Psychologists and University of Westminster

London 26th June 2018, Fyvie Hall, University of Westminster, 309 Regents Street

This conference is open to all UG/PG students and early career individuals working towards or interested in Business Psychology. The three strands of the conference with be: student research contributions, innovations in graduate recruitment and the workforce of the future. More information and registration details here 

Appreciating Change will have a stand at this conference where you can see, talk about and buy our store goods at great prices. Sarah will be one of the session leaders.


Positive Psychology In Practice Conference

LONDON, 26th April 2018, danubis hotel, regents park, £265

A focused conference on the practice of positive psychology with a wide range of engaging speakers. See more here

Appreciating Change as delighted to announce that we can offer a 15% discount on the admission price to this conference. Sarah is the opening keynote speaker at the conference, and we will have a stand where you can see, talk about and buy our store goods at great prices. Just enter the Appreciating Change special discount code P1815SP

European Appreciative Inquiry Meeting

greenwich, london, 19th (3pm) - 21st (4pm) october 2017, price tbc, venue tbc

Appreciating Change, along with David Shaked, Anne Radford, Terri McNerney, Lesley Moore, Nick Moore, Steve Loraine, Ann Shacklady-Smith and Julie Barnes, is hosting the next European Appreciative Inquiry Network meeting in October in our hometown, Greenwich. Inspired by by the area's mix of historical buildings, revived industrial areas and the river the theme for this get together is Regeneration, Flow and Inspiration.  For more info please visit the networks website and click on the tab 'Greenwich 2016'. To be added to the mailing list for this event please click here.

Using Positive Leadership To Create Positive Organisations

Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland University Of Technology, 14th November, 10am - 2pm 2016 - NZ$225 (inclusive price, Early Bird Rate)

Pulling on research into successful, flourishing organizations, and the evidence base of positive psychology, and the practice of Appreciative Inquiry, this compact workshop will explain the characteristics of positive and flourishing organizations, the distinctive features of positive leadership and the business case argument for ‘abundance’ leadership. In addition, during the workshop we will actively explore how to apply the principles of positive psychology at work using a case-study based game. For more info click here.

Flourishing @ Work with The Positivity Institute

Breakfast meeting, Sydney, australia, 16th November 2016, 7:30am-8:30am, $125 (incl. GST), The Masonic Club, Castlereigh Boutique Hotel

This hour’s presentation is part of a breakfast hosted by Dr. Suzy Green, and will explain what flourishing at work means and show you how my ‘From Strength To Strength’ model of bringing strengths based working into your whole organisation will create a flourishing culture. For more info click here

How To Do Appreciative Inquiry with The Langley Group

All day masterclass, sydney, australia, 9am-5pm, 17th November 2016, $995 + GST, venue TBC

I am collaborating with our close partners, The Langley Group, to present this masterclass introducing AI ways of working and the benefits they bring. It will be a highly interactive and participatory event and I’m delighted to be collaborating with Sue Langley herself again! For more info click here


How To Do Appreciative Inquiry with The Langley Group

All day masterclass, melbourne, australia, 9am-5pm, 22nd November 2016, $995 + GST, venue TBC

I am collaborating with our close partners, The Langley Group, to present this masterclass introducing AI ways of working and the benefits they bring. This will be a highly interactive and participatory event and I’m delighted to be collaborating with Sue Langley herself again! For more info click here

Using Appreciative Inquiry To Create Change And Enhance Performance, in partnership with The Training Consortium

Afternoon workshop, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, Cradle Room, Tailrace Centre, 1 Waterfront Drive, Riverside: 1pm-4:30pm, 24th November 2016

Morning workshop, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, Wombat Room, CCAMLR, 181 Macquarie Street: 9am-12:30pm, 25th November

$275 for TTC members, $343.75 for non-members (both incl. GST)

The Training Consortium is a local government initiative to bring high quality, cost effective learning opportunities to the people and businesses of Tasmania, so they’ve teamed up with me to introduce AI to those not familiar with it in the local business community. I love the island from my last visit and am especially looking forward to my return trip! For more info on both events click here

Introduction To Appreciative Inquiry with The Society Of Professional Social Workers

Perth, Australia, 9am - 4:30pm, 6th December 2016, venue and prices TBC

I'm delighted to have been invited by the society to run a workshop to introduce people to the benefits of the AI approach in teams, organisations and individuals, and to be coming back to Western Australia! There is limited space for this event so if you are interested in attending or being kept informed of developments please contact Barbara Meddin

Appreciative Inquiry For Project Teams with the Australian Institute Of Project Managers

Breakfast meeting, perth, australia, 7:30am-8:30am, 7th December 2016. members $85, non-members $135, The Matilda Bay Restaurant

I’m very pleased to have been invited to run this breakfast meeting for the AIPM (open to non-members) at this lovely venue on Matilda Bay in Perth. 

The meeting will be focused on how Appreciative Inquiry can be used to enhance project management methodology on small or large projects. It can be the key methodology for change, or it can work in harmony with more traditional project management approaches. For more info see their website