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Grief & Growth: An Appreciative Journey through Generative Conversations

Grief & Growth: An Appreciative Journey through Generative Conversations

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Earn 1 Credit for Technique Module toward

Certification in Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction

Offered by the Portland Institute.

Presented by

Neena Verma, PhD, PCC

Appreciative Inquiry Thought Leader

Grief & Growth Expert

Executive Coach

USD$99 for 3-hour module

The global pandemic has triggered an ongoing season of grief. Yet an affirmative and constructivist approach makes it possible to transcend grief, find meaning, and consciously choose and create a season of GROWTH. This program offers an opportunity to learn the principles of Appreciative Inquiry (a strengths-based approach to generative transformation and growth), and practice “Generative Conversations” to facilitate growth after and alongside grief.


  • Review “Appreciative Inquiry” Principles, a constructionist approach to transformation & growth;

  • Practice “Generative Conversations” to facilitate “Grief & Growth” work, and inspire hope, resilience, meaning & growth; and

  • Design a Daily Appreciative Practice to provide groundwork for lasting change.

Note:  Completion of this program (total 3-hour activity, including approximately 2-hour recorded webinar and 1-hour reflection) and return of the Responsive Journal satisfies 1 credit for Technique Module required for Certification in Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction.


This program contains the following video segments:

  1. Appreciative Inquiry: An Introduction (27 mins)
  2. A Personal Story: From Dusk to Twilight (14 mins)

  3. Generative Conversations: Principles in Action (22 mins)

  4. Generative Conversations: Application in Case Studies (18 mins)


  • Reading resources – “Appreciative Inquiry”  and  “Grief & Growth”;

  • “Generative Conversations” practice instructions pack; and​

  • The Responsive Journal that, upon completion and return, confers 1 credit of Technique Module leading to Certification in Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction.


Neena Verma, PhD, PCCis an Appreciative Inquiry Thought Leader, Positive Psychology Practitioner and ‘Grief & Growth’ Expert. She is NTL Professional Member, TAOS Associate, and ICF PCC credentialed, and ICA & CFI certified Executive Coach. She combines Appreciative Inquiry (AI), Positive Psychology, VIA Strengths Framework, JUNGian Depth Psychology, Expressive Writing & Meditation to facilitate deep transformation and ‘Grief & Growth’ journey. An author, editor & poet, Neena serves on the Editorial Board of AI Practitioner, and has edited May 2020 (Grief & Growth), Nov 2016 (Coaching for Transcendence) & Feb 2013 (India & Appreciative Inquiry) issues. Neena has been serving on the International Advisory Board of successive ‘World Appreciative Inquiry Conferences’. Dedicated to the cause of inclusive learning, Neena independently runs a library movement in India for underserved children. Discover more about her at

Neena Verma, PhD, PCC


USD$99 for 3-hour module

For other enquiries, simply email Carolyn.

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