Appreciative Inquiry Workshop

with international expert Dr. Michelle McQuaid

Exclusively for Doctors and Senior Nurses

Thursday 23 November 2023   10:00am to 4:00pm

Melbourne - Live, in-person one day workshop

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Appreciative Inquiry is a positive and powerful process that can help you

Be a more effective
Facilitate creative problem solving for yourself and as a leader
Build capable teams

Put Appreciative Inquiry into Practice

Learn how you can quickly and easily design and support Appreciative Inquiry conversations that nudge people towards making positive changes.

  • Design an Appreciative Inquiry conversation you can immediately apply in the real world that will leave people feeling more motivated, energised, and committed to change.
  • Safely experiment with your conversation to improve your confidence, test its impact, and provide you with feedback.
  • Explore the evidence-based tips you can use to ensure your conversation helps even the most cynical or reluctant people to move towards creating positive changes.

Learn How Appreciative Inquiry Works

Understand the neurological, psychological, and social factors that make Appreciative Inquiry effective.

  • Build the confidence to navigate the uncertainty and messiness of change through a human systems lens.
  • Learn how to help people see old things in new ways by making your conversations strengths-focused, meaningful, and actionable by designing generative topics.
  • Tap into people’s energy for change, generate pathways forward, and spark positive action by designing appreciative questions that surface the best in people and the systems in which we work and live.

Facilitated by Dr Michelle McQuaid

Michelle is a best-selling author with more than 25 years of global leadership experience in organizations of all sizes, she works with boards, leadership teams, managers and employees to help them move beyond their fears, improve their resilience and wellbeing, and build authentic and productive connections so they can do the best work of their lives.

Michelle has a PhD for her research on Appreciative Inquiry Summits and a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology.

"The Michelle McQuaid Group's work offers great insights into how your mindset can turn even the most challenging situations into opportunities." – Dr. Carol Dweck

“The energy and vision of Michelle and her team lift everyone around them. They are high quality people and I recommend them fully." – Dr. David Cooperrider

Who can attend?

Until 21 August:  All Graduates from Recalibrate including those who are not current Alumni members and their invited medico colleagues – Doctors and Senior Nurses.

After 21 August: If there are places remaining, this workshop will be opened to any doctor or senior nurse.

10% Early Bird reduction only available to Recalibrate Graduates and their invited guest until 21 August.

You will want to come to this once off opportunity, if you want to be the change you’d like to see in the world, if you want to feel and be inspired, in you want to encourage others to live with agency in the world.

Places are limited.

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What's Included:

Understand and Apply Appreciative Inquiry to your medical workplace to communicate more effectively,
solve problems and create change collectively and individually.

Cost: $495.00 [early reduced access for Recalibrate Graduates and their invited guests $445 until 21 August]

  • 5 hours workshop (claim CPD for measuring outcomes or learning activity)
  • Digital playbooks to take away with reminders to print, summaries of the science and podcasts
  • Hot lunch, morning and afternoon tea
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Coaching for Doctors

Our mission at Coaching for Doctors is to transform healthcare for patients. When medics are well and skilled in human connection and communication, patients receive optimal care and doctors and nurses feel fulfilled.

This workshop is designed to help you develop your skills in curiosity, creativity and generative, positive change.

Sharee has been working as a Psychologist Coach of Doctors for nine years and has worked with hundreds of doctors and medical students. She is engaged by several Colleges to deliver workshops and in 2021 published her book The Thriving Doctor – How to be more balanced and fulfilled, working in medicine.

In 2018 Sharee and Dr Elisabeth Wearne piloted our Recalibrate program. Together with Dr Andrew Green they have now facilitated eleven Recalibrate programs helping groups of doctors develop their interpersonal and intrapersonal skills so that they are better able to deliver effective patient care and have more enjoyable, sustainable careers in medicine. These doctors have regularly said that they wished they had learnt these skills earlier in their careers.

Appreciative Inquiry is one of the tools we introduce to doctors during Recalibrate and many are inspired by this process. This workshop will give you the opportunity to learn about Appreciative Inquiry and how to apply it in your particular circumstance, in healthcare, for individual and systemic change. Learn more about the science and the application of this powerful tool from one of the world’s experts, leave with the tools to more quickly and easily co-create positive changes, in ways that can be applied in your real world.


We acknowledge Australia's First Peoples

Coaching for Doctors is based on Gunaikurnai country. We pay our respects and honour the First Nation people of all the lands we collectively stand on in this moment together. We pay our respects to their ancestors, Elders past and present and to their emerging leaders.

We remain committed to listening, learning, growing and being together on what always was and always will be, Aboriginal land that has never been ceded.