Do you want to unleash your positive potential to make the things happen?  “Everything is possible if the positive potential is unleashed”


As today’s headlines from around the globe remind us- now more than ever- we need to explore new ways to organize, collaborate, and strengthen our communities. With this lofty, but essential goal in mind, we have planned to conduct Advanced Level Appreciative Inquiry Training for 3rd batch in 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Appreciative Inquiry Approach is a strengths revolution that is well complemented by other strengths based positive change models of development and transformation. While the seed of this global revolution are very much taking root around the globe, all the possible fruits of strengths based approach to change have not yet been fully realized. The driving question behind the training are:

Can we find better ways to create the vibrant, peaceful, sustainable, and flourishing communities we all want?  The answer propelling us forward is: Yes We Can!


The fuel for these positive changes is: Appreciative Inquiry and other strengths Based Approaches.

During this Training we will share and explore together many innovative applications of Appreciative Inquiry and other Strengths Based Approaches for change and development that are currently being used to develop the positive personality and address the developmental challenges of 21st century.


Appreciative Inquiry Approach was first used in 1980 when David Cooperrider, a young doctoral student at Case Western Reserve University in USA. According to him, Appreciative Inquiry is the cooperative co-evolu

tionary search for the best in people, their organizations and the world around them. It involves the

discovery of what gives “life” to a living system when it is most effective, alive and constructively capable in economic, ecological and human terms. AI invo

lves the art and practice of asking questions that strengthen a system’s capacity to apprehend anticipate and heighten positive potential. The inquiry is mobilized through the crafting of the “unconditional positive question”, often involving hundreds or thousands of people. AI intervenes focus on the speed of imagination and innovation; instead of the negative, critical and spiraling diagnoses commonly used in organizations. The discovery, dream, design and destiny model links the energy of the positive core to changes never thought possible.

As Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a highly adaptable philosophy and process for engaging people in building the organization and world that they want to work and live in. By encouraging a broad range of stakeholders, both within and outside the system to ask positive questions about peak experiences or successes, create shared meaning of the answers, and act on the responses. AI serves as a wellspring for transformational change.


To create the positive vibration and Appreciative Inquiry culture in organization and society, Advanced Level Appreciative Inquiry Training is designed for those who want to develop their career as positive transformative leaders.  In this training, participants will able to learn theoretical foundation as well as application aspects of Appreciative Inquiry. After this training, they will able to understand how AI is different than other approaches to bring the positive transformation in the organizations as well as individual life. Participants of this training will be able to learn the Appreciative Inquiry Training designing and facilitation skills based on positive core of the existing situation of organizations and society as well.

Advanced Level Appreciative Inquiry Training includes mini-lectures, and experiential learning (individual, pairs, trios, small group, and large group) as well as auditory and visual materials to enhance the learning experience.

This training is designed for:

Those who are trying to make a change either personally or professionally

  • Who like to enhance their effectiveness as a leader
  • Those who are trying to help an employee with a change they would like to make
  • Those who want to unleash their positive potential for the changes they seek?
  • We encourage a team of at least two people from each organization, group, or community to attend so they can return home ready to co-facilitate AI sessions.
Leaders and Coaches in businesses and corporations,

Community Development,

School Principals, Teachers and Administrators

Anyone who wants to learn how to facilitate Appreciative Inquiry.

Government Officers, I/NGOs Managers, Mid-Level Managers and Positive Leaders

Political Leaders and Social Activists



  • The main objective of the training is; to transfer the transformational change skill to the participants by application of Appreciative Inquiry in their organizations as well as personal life including following specific objectives;
  • Make them able to design and facilitate the Appreciative Inquiry Training based on positive core
  • Make them bale to identify the positive core in any adverse or worst situation so that they bring the positive change in their organizations and life
  • Plan to implement solutions at work or in their personal life to achieve their professional or personal goals.


The training hours will be 9 AM to 5PM with 1 hour lunch break and 15 minutes tea breaks for two times.

The course fee

USD 150$ /- ( NRs. 15,000) for Nepalese and SAARC participants and 350$ for foreigners. The fee will include course materials, tea/coffee, lunch and tuition fee for the course and follow-up after the course.

Day One – Experiencing Appreciative Inquiry

  • Evolution of Appreciative Inquiry and Theoretical Foundations
  • AI and Transformative Change
  • Application of AI in Different sectors

Discovery – Theory and Practice

Day Two – Understanding the power of Appreciative Inquiry

  • Appreciative Inquiry and other Strategy for change
  • Power of questions and Question Crafting Techniques
  • Dream Theory and Practice


Day Three – Planning

  • Design Theory and Practice
  • Destiny Theory and Practice
  • AI based Training/Project Designing and Presentation



  • Believe in Individual Potentialities
  • Friendly and Intimate Relationship among the Participants
  • Understanding each client, their business, and their aspirations.
  • Intensive and experiential.
  • Support
  • Infused with Appreciative Inquiry
  • Mentoring included
  • Certification
  • Low cost
  • Expertise

For Participation and Other Detail Information:

Eastern Research Institute of Positive Science (ERIPS), New Baneshwor

Anil Paudel: Executive Officer

Mobile: 9855053654 Email: Office: 01-6217277

Facilitators Profile


Dr. Ram Chandra Lamichhane (Nepal Bidhya Bhusan – “Ka”) is the lead facilitator of this training.

Has Ph.D. in Community Development and Peace in Nepal: An Appreciative Inquiry Approach, Double Masters (Rural Development and Political Science), and Double Bachelors (Education and Law) degrees. He has done Certification on “Appreciative Inquiry for Igniting Positive Business and Societal Transformation” from Case Western Reserve University USA and Certified Trainer on “Conflict Transformation Across the Culture and Peace Building” from SIT Graduate School. He has been working as professional trainer and facilitator for last 15 years.

He has facilitated the First community forestry international conference, 2009 in Nepal; 3rd World Appreciative Inquiry Global Conference, 2009 in Kathmandu; 5th World Appreciative Inquiry Conference, 2014 in Johannesburg; World Evaluation Conclave, 2014 in Kathmandu; 8th Global Human Conference, 2012 in Kathmandu; 1st South Asian Agriculture Extension Conference, 2014 in Kathmandu. He has worked as the Positive Organization Development Consultant. He has facilitated numbers of trainings, workshops, conferences in Nepal, India, Bangladesh, China, South Africa and The Philippines. He has good knowledge on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, Child rights, human rights, conflict management and peace building, social inclusion, good governance, social marketing, Alliance and partnership building. He is well known experts on “Appreciative Inquiry Approach” in Nepal. He introduced the Appreciative Inquiry in China Xian in 2013.

He conducted Appreciative Inquiry Training to Counsellors of Peking University, Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science on 15-17 Oct. 2016. He conducted the Talk Program in Beijing Normal University, Beijing on 17th of Oct. 2016 at the department of Psychology for the faculty members. He Conducted the “Appreciative Inquiry Training for the Department Heads of Sciatic Business School in Qingdao China on 4th June 2017 and conducted “Appreciative Inquiry for Building the Harmonious Relationship” on 10-11 June 2017 in Zhengzhou University Henan China.

He has delivered the speech “Strengths Based Approach to Evaluation” as panelist in Community of Evaluator South Asian conclave in New Delhi 2010, 2012 and World Evaluation Conclave 2015 in Kathmandu. He was a Keynote speaker on 5th Appreciative Inquiry World Conference Johannesburg in 2015, Asian Broadcasting Union (ABU) General Assembly in Istanbul Turkey 2015, United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT/ESCAP) Incheon Korea in 2015, South Asian Scholar Forum Bangladesh in 2016, Disaster Preparedness and the Power of Local Leadership Philippines in 2017, Generation What Asian Council Meeting Thailand in 2017.

He has written the training manual and applied “Appreciative Inquiry Approach and Strengths Based Approach” for Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in Forestry, Local Peace Committee Training Manual for Peace Ministry, Community Development Training Manual CEAPRED, WASH Training Manual for RSN. He has been Teaching as visiting faculty member in Indira Gandhi National Open University Kathmandu Center, TU IOF Hetuada, Pokhara and Kathmandu. He is executive member of Imagine Nepal and CEAPRED. Founder Chairperson

of Eastern Research Institute of Positive Science and Executive Director of Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (ACORAB) Nepal, a largest communication network of Nepal. He has developed the social marketing and institutional development training package for community radios of Nepal. He has introduced the positive and empowering journalism in community radios in Nepal. He has taken the Radio Interview of Honorable Kailash Satyarthi, The Nobel Laurate in CIN studio Kathmandu. He has written several articles on positive organization development, appreciative inquiry and positive societal transformation issues in various national dailies and international magazines.

He has been applying the Appreciative Inquiry and Strength Based Approaches in peacebuilding, strategic planning, positive organization development, human resource capacity development, positive school development and community journalism. He is well known expert on “Positive Societal Transformation”