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Eight Assumptions of Appreciative Inquiry

Eight Assumptions of Appreciative Inquiry: “The major assumption of Appreciative Inquiry is that in every organization something works and change can be managed through the identification of what works, and the analysis of how to do more of what works.”  – Sue Annis Hammond in The Thin Book of Appreciative Inquiry 1. “In every society, organization, […]

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5-D Appreciative Inquiry in Schools

The 5-D Cycle of Appreciative Inquiry in Schools Imagine how successful your leadership will be viewed when cultural transformation is a lasting legacy you leave for your school. Appreciative Inquiry is predicated on a 4-D cycle in some early conceptualizations, but I find the 5-D cycle, which begins with a solid focus on Definition to […]

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How is Appreciative Inquiry Training Done in Schools?

  Appreciative Inquiry Training in Schools   What does Appreciative Inquiry look like in your school? For many schools and community organizations, it first takes the form of an AI Summit. These summits typically occur in 1-3 day events, focused on the 5-D process. In these summits, participants are taught the AI approach and philosophy, […]

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What is Appreciative Inquiry in the School?

Appreciative Inquiry is perhaps, the single most effective tool for large scale change, problem solving and creating a positive learning environment available to the school system. Let me ask you a question: “In what ways did your most transformational moment with a student impact both you and the student? It feels pretty good to think […]

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