Collaborative Inquiry (CI) is an innovative approach to action research that enables practitioners to work with peers to address questions and challenges that matter most to them. Based on cycles of action and reflection as a group, the CI process offers a rich opportunity to reflect on issues that affect practitioners’ work while providing a space to learn from others and envision action that will bring change to their practices and organizations.
This two-day intensive workshop will introduce the main elements of Collaborative Inquiry as a research methodology successfully used with and by practitioners to support learning, evaluation and transformative leadership development in organizations. It will give program directors, HR professionals, educators and trainers, and change consultants the tools to design and facilitate Collaborative Inquiry processes for a variety of learning and leadership development enterprises.
Cooperative Inquiry is an innovative research technique in which a small group of participants uses their own experience to generate insights around an issue of shared concern. Based on cycles of action and reflection, CI offers a unique opportunity for in-depth networking, reflection and action by public service professionals.
This training is designed for people who promote learning, research and organizational development. Participants will learn how to design and manage a Collaborative Inquiry process within an institution or across organizations. You will also learn about the theory and scholarship behind Action Research methodologies, as well as facilitation skills and practical ways to apply Action Research principles to organizational learning and research efforts.Learn More about the Curriculum
The workshop will be led by RCLA's Executive Director and Deputy Director, both of whom are expert facilitators with extensive experience utilizing a variety of Participatory Action Research methodologies and leadership development strategies for the full spectrum of public service organizations.
The program fee for the intensive, two-day workshop is $1,000 for foundation or private sector participants and $650 for nonprofit staff members, independent consultants or student participants. Tuition includes the full curriculum, all course materials and meals.