Changes in political leadership can impact how governmental agencies are operated and maintained. Public servants must adapt how they work as new laws and regulations emerge. Appreciative Inquiry invites public officials and organizations to identify and utilize their strengths to adjust and meet new challenges and opportunities as they arise.

Government funding is often limited, requiring many governmental agencies to do more with less. Appreciative Inquiry is a popular means of change for AI is relatively inexpensive to deliver, easily scalable, highly experiential, and inviting to all stakeholders.

Popular Trainings and Workshops

  • Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT)
  • Conversations Bootcamp
  • Inquiry Based Management (IBM)
  • NextUp: The Art and Science of High Performing Teams


  • An Exceptional Team Culture

    By Elaine Nash, Government of South Australia

  • Taking a Stand Against Corruption in the Red Zone with Appreciative Inquiry

    By Randal Joy Thompson

Recommended Reading

  • 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

  • Reframing Evaluation Through Appreciative Inquiry

    By Hallie Preskill

Related Resources

  • Engaging in Difficult Conversations: Discussing What Matters MostWebinar

    Delivered by Dr. Cheri Torres

  • Strength-Based Leadership: Positive Approaches for Outstanding PerformanceWebinar

    Delivered by Dr. Ray Wells

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