The field of education is continuously evolving. Educators are called to facilitate learning in a way that empowers students to become future leaders. Appreciative Inquiry ignites change that transforms schools by providing K-12 and higher education with the framework to improve educational institutions by focusing on the strengths and potential of its students, staff, and faculty members to accomplish co-created goals.

Appreciative interventions can include, but is not limited to academic advising, assessment and feedback, culture transformation, decision making, strategic planning, classroom design, and student services.

Popular Trainings and Workshops

  • Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT)
  • Department Chair Institute (DCI)
  • Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)


  • Student-Centered Learning

    By James Campbell, Assistant Principal

Recommended Reading

  • Appreciative Andragogy: Taking the Distance Out of Distance Learning

    By Bruce A. Johnson

  • Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education: A Transformative Force

    By Jeanie Cockell and Joan McArthur-Blair

  • Dive into Inquiry: Amplify Learning and Empower Student Voice

    By Trevor MacKenzie

  • Reframing Academic Leadership

    By Lee Bolman and Joan Gallos

  • Reframing Evaluation Through Appreciative Inquiry

    By Hallie Preskill

Related Resources

  • Engaging in Difficult Conversations: Discussing What Matters MostWebinar

    Delivered by Dr. Cheri Torres

  • Strategic Planning Using Appreciative Inquiry for Colleges and UniversitiesWebinar

    Delivered by Lane Glenn, PhD.

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