"An appreciative facilitator or teacher embraces a commitment to change. They then hold a positive and active image of the future for themselves and for others."
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"In experiential learning, the activity truly is the teacher. The value of the lesson, however, is measured by the skill and quality of the appriciative facilitator. Your role as a facilitator is a vital component because it is the facilitator who raises the question, focuses on the success, encourages the group to recongnize how skillful they are, and helps to create powerful images that truly motivate groups to implement valuable changes in their lives."
Author: Cheri Torres
Cheri Torres has trained thousands of trainers and teachers in the use and practice of Appreciative Inquiry and Experiential Learning with a particular focus on leadership development, teamwork, creativity, and sustainable collaboration. Cheri holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Collaborative Learning from the University of Tennessee. She also holds an MBA, a Masters in Trans-Personal Psychology, and Level II Certification in Spiral Dynamics Integral. She has authored or co-authored numerous books and articles, including The Appreciative Facilitator: An Accelerated Learning Practice and Dynamic Relationships: Unleashing the Power of Appreciative Inquiry in Daily Living.