Working in today’s competitive, fast-paced environment requires a broad foundation of leadership, communication, and people skills. Imagine what might be possible if your organization’s members were fully engaged and utilizing their strengths to collectively achieve shared visions.

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is an approach to planning and positive change that is highly participative and energizing. AI invites stakeholders to discover and leverage their own strengths, envision what the organization could become, and construct actionable items to achieve shared outcomes. Appreciative Inquiry builds new skills in staff members, develops new leaders, encourages a culture of inquiry, and helps create shared vision and purpose for your organization.

Popular Trainings and Workshops

  • Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT)
  • Appreciative Resilience Facilitator Training (ARFT)
  • Appreciative Inquiry + Visuals
  • Co-Creating a More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive World with Appreciative Inquiry
  • Conversations Worth Having Bootcamps
  • Resilience Reset


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    By Jami Pogue, Restaurant Owner

  • Creating an Innovative and Creative Team, Empowered and Willing to Embrace Organisational TransformationTransformation

    By Marguerite Turner, Organizational Development Consultant

  • Designing for Organizational Health in a Physical Space

    L. Kent Gregory, Architect

  • Holistic IT Alignment

    Chris Pfeiffer, Senior Business Systems Analyst

Recommended Reading

  • Appreciative Coaching: A Positive Process for Change

    By Sara Orem, Jacqueline Binkert, and Ann Clancy

  • Appreciative Leadership: Focus on What Works to Drive Winning Performance and Build a Thriving Organization

    By Diana Whitney, Amanda Trosten-Bloom, and Kae Rader

  • Appreciative Team Building: Positive Questions to Bring Out the Best of Your Team

    By Diana Whitney, Amanda Trosten-Bloom, Jay Cherney, and Ron Fry

  • Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement

    By Jacqueline Stavros and Cheri Torres

  • Leading with Questions: How Leaders Find the Right Solutions by Knowing What to Ask

    By Michael Marquardt

  • Reframing Evaluation Through Appreciative Inquiry

    By Hallie Preskill

Related Resources

  • Engaging in Difficult Conversations: Discussing What Matters MostWebinar

    Delivered by Dr. Cheri Torres

  • From Perfection to Sustainable Growth: Practicing the Art of Appreciative InquiryWebinar

    Delivered by Dr. Cheri Torres

  • Strength-Based Leadership: Positive Approaches for Outstanding PerformanceWebinar

    Delivered by Dr. Ray Wells

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