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Appreciative Inquiry
Thursday, May 2
1:00pm – 5:00pm
At The Iliff School of Theology Main Campus, Denver


Instructor: Rev. Dr. Gary Brower
Priest-in-Charge of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Centennial. Colorado

How to Use a Discount Code

When you click the above button, you’ll be taken to Eventbrite, where you can complete your registration.

Click on the green button labeled “Tickets” on that page.

If you have a discount code, click “Enter Promotional Code” on the pop-up, and you can enter it on the next screen. Once you’ve done that, the discounted rates are displayed.

If you don’t have a discount code and think that you should, email alumni@iliff.edu for assistance.

Appreciative Inquiry

What is Appreciative Inquiry?

At its heart, Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is about the search for the best in people, their organizations, and the strengths-filled, opportunity-rich world around them. AI is not so much a shift in the methods and models of organizational change, but AI is a fundamental shift in the overall perspective taken throughout the entire change process to ‘see’ the wholeness of the human system and to “inquire” into that system’s strengths, possibilities, and successes.

Workshop Content

In this workshop, participants will receive an introduction into Appreciative Inquiry through a mixture of instruction and group work — a “learning-by-doing” approach. At the conclusion, they will have a good idea of the power and potential of AI, not only for the organizations they serve, but also for their own personal life and growth.

About the Instructor

The Rev. Gary Brower grew up in Portland, Oregon. He holds undergraduate degrees from both Northwest Christian College and the University of Oregon. His M.Div. is from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, CA. He was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1993. And, in 1996 he completed his Ph.D. in Religion (Early Christian History) at Duke University. He also holds a Certificate in Appreciative Inquiry and the Practice of Positive Change from the Corporation for Positive Change in Chapel Hill, NC.

Gary has served as the Episcopal campus minister at Duke University, the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and the University of California-Berkeley. Most recently, he spent eleven years as the University Chaplain at the University of Denver. He is currently the Priest-in-Charge of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Centennial, Colorado.

Gary and his wife Susan have been married for over 36 years and have two children — one in college, and one at Creek. He enjoys bicycling, fly-fishing, hiking, camping, cooking, and Rocky Mountain National Park!

Registration Information

Iliff alums and current students please contact the ReSource office for discount codes.

Earlybird Registration – Until April 24, 5:00 pm $35
Regular Registration – April 24 – May 1, 5:00 pm $45
Registration at the Door $50

Group Rates

Contact us for group registration information.


Registration does not include meals (we will provide snacks and drinks). There are many restaurants within a short walking distance from Iliff.

Location & Accessibility

This event is held at the Iliff School of Theology, 2323 East Iliff Avenue, Denver. The main entrance to the facility is at the south end of the building, and is accessed from East Iliff Avenue. Please note that we have a secure campus, so older entrances (the north doors of Iliff Hall, and the breezeway between Iliff Hall and the newer buildings) are now locked at all times. Iliff’s facilities are ADA-compliant.


Visitor parking is available in the B lot. Parking is $2.00 per hour, to a maximum of $10.00 per day. On-street paid parking is also available on Gaylord Street just north of East Iliff Avenue. The parking garage at the Newman Center (the P lot) is also available, and can be accessed off of East Wesley Avenue between South University and South York Street. For more parking information, including a map, click here.

Smoke-Free Campus

Both the Iliff and the University of Denver campuses are smoke-free. Smoking is not allowed in buildings or anywhere on campus.