The Lincoln Workshop Series is a centre for excellence. We pride ourselves by our association with the NTL Institute for Applied Human Behavioural Science, Case Western University and the Taos Institute in the USA, where Appreciative Inquiry was developed. We abide by the high standards set by the NTL Institute and all trainers in our workshops are either members or associates of NTL and have all been trained at NTL.
The lead trainers in the Lincoln Workshop Series have been involved with the development and practice of Appreciative Inquiry for a minimum of 15 years. The Lincoln Workshop Series have been run on a regular basis in the UK since 2000 and attract participants from the UK as well as the rest of Europe, Africa and Asia. The workshops attract people from very diverse backgrounds, such as individual OD consultants, HR managers, business leaders, NGOs, national and local government, development aid professionals and consultants and many other fields. We believe, that mixed and diverse groups, widen the field of practice, enable cross-fertilisation, and enhances the learning experience.
The five-day workshops.
We are often asked about the length of the workshops. Appreciative Inquiry is a change in paradigm and not a technique that can simply be learnt by reading a book or following instructions. Appreciative Inquiry is a process. Our many years of experience have shown us that it takes a minimum of four to five days in relatively small groups for people to feel confident that they walk away with enough knowledge to start practicing. It takes time to understand the underlying theory, get a feel for how to use Appreciative Inquiry, experiment with applications and not least have the time and space to ask questions and get satisfactory answers.