3 Blind Mice Training

“An organisation is a miracle to be embraced rather than a problem to be solved”

The 3 blind mice are metaphors for the three blinkers and struggle points that are holding your organisation back from achieving its strategic objectives mission and vision. This facilitated course will take your leadership team through the academically sound Appreciative Inquiry methodology of exploring and identifying new solutions to achieve your three biggest organisational goals.

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    Course Description

    “Appreciative Inquiry is revolutionizing the field of organisation development and change.”
    — Robert Quinn, University of Michigan

    Appreciative Inquiry was adopted from work done by earlier action research theorists and practitioners and further developed by Dr David Cooperrider and Suresh Srivastva. Cooperrider and Srivastva suggest that an organisation is a miracle to be embraced rather than a problem to be solved.

    “When we encounter ADVERSITY, we react by thinking about it. Our thoughts rapidly congeal into BELIEFS. These beliefs may become so habitual we don’t even realize we have them unless we stop to focus on them”
    — Dr Martin Seligman

    Appreciative Inquiry — A proven problem solving methodology to achieve your vision

    3 Immediate Benefits of using AI with your Senior Leadership Team

    • Instant morale boost
    • Agreeing the major hurdles helps focus attention
    • Different perspectives bring new ideas

    Frequently Asked Questions about Using Appreciative Inquiries as strategic tools

    What’s in it for us?

    Your facilitator will help you visualise your three biggest challenges from different perspectives. A SWOT analysis can often leave people dejected feeling there is a huge burden of tasks to carry. The SWOT reminds everyone of the organisation’s weaknesses. Whereas an Appreciative Inquiry harnesses the positive power of your organisation. It helps you to build on existing strengths. Everyone leaves in a positive frame of mind and this positivity filters through the senior leadership team and the organisation.

    How does it work?

    A step by step approach is as follows:

    • Leadership team meets as a group
    • 3 biggest challenges agreed
    • Facilitator explain the AI problem-solving model
    • No more than 45 minutes is allowed on each area which avoids dwelling and objection raising
    • Key concepts captured and reported
    • Facilitation session ends (a max of 3 hours)

    Where does it take place?

    Your boardroom is ideal. We need a whiteboard and 3 flip charts. Participants are supplied with wind-up mice and workbooks.

    Who is the facilitator?

    We have accredited facilitators in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra. We can send you a bio of a facilitator who has extensive experience facilitating sessions to senior leaders within your industry.

    How long does the session last?

    The course is usually run as a 3 hour course. A morning start time is preferred.

    Why bother?

    Just imagine if you find some new solutions to tackling your persistent challenges. This is a completely different way of framing your key challenges.

    Is this course guaranteed to work?

    We are so confident in this course that we even guarantee the outcomes. If you don’t believe the session helped you tackle your persistent challenges, you don’t pay our invoice and we will send $500 to a charity of your choice. However, if as a result of the session, you implement a strategy that saves your organisation (or adds value to your organisation) of more then $500,000, you agree to pay $500 to our favourite charity, The Christina Noble Childrens Foundation. The current project is supporting Tay Ninh, an orphanage for visually impaired children in Vietnam.


    This program can be conducted as in-house training at your offices anywhere in Australia.


    • Group Size: An ideal group size is 4 –12 participants.
    • Venue: For your convenience, you can choose to conduct this program at your offices. Alternatively, we can provide a training venue at a small additional cost.
    • Duration: This program is conducted run as a three–hour course.
    • Cost: Upon request.
    • Target Audience: Senior management and/or leadership team.
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    Australia-wide training courses and workshops

    At Preferred Training Networks, we provide both in-person and online training programs for a wide range of organisations across Australia. Our 3 Blind Mice Training is run by experienced, qualified experts and tailored to the needs of your business and your employees. Our leadership and management education courses are designed to help your team thrive and develop valuable skills that can transform your workplace.

    With programs available in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and other areas of Australia, we’re able to help businesses across the country create lasting behavioural change and provide them with the tools they need to reach new heights. If you think your business would benefit from 3 Blind Mice Training and the help of our professional coaching network, take the first step and contact our team today. Wherever you are in Australia, our coaching program can either come to your organisation or we organise a venue for your convenience. Find out what our training, workshops and skills courses can do for your business and reap the benefits for years to come.

    Get your free online quote right now or give us a call on 1300 323 752 to find out more about Preferred Training Networks and discuss your requirements with us.

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