International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry


AI Practitioner Co-Publishers

AI Practitioner is now being brought to the world by academic co-partners the Instituut voor Interventiekunde in Amsterdam and the David L. Cooperrider Center in the Stiller School of Business at Champlain College, Vermont.

  • We aim to build a community of individuals and organisations. Our goal is to support a flourishing community of AI practitioners who in turn support each other in their workpractices.
  • We are especially interested in collaborating with universities, where both rigorous research and future generations of activists and ambassadors are created.
  • Together we can create a movement that helps build an appreciative, curious, democratic society. We can make AI Practitioner the platform for an Appreciative (R)evolution.


Instituut voor Interventiekunde

The Instituut voor Interventiekunde (Institute for Interventionism) was founded in 2005 by Wick van der Vaart for two purposes:

  • To train coaches, trainers, consultants and/or managers in the craft of appreciative interventionism. Students range in age from 24 to 65.
  • As a network of practitioners who use an appreciative approach in working with individuals, groups and organisations.

The programs the Instituut voor Interventiekunde offers are both theoretical and practical. Our main programs are:

  • A two year basic program in interventionism;
  • International programs to become an AI practitioner, an AI master practitioner, and an AI meta practitioner.

The David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry

The David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry is the global Center of Excellence in Appreciative Inquiry and strengths-based organizational management. Situated in the Robert P. Stiller School of Business at Champlain College, the Center:

  • Provides cutting-edge educational offerings in AI and Positive Organizational Development,
  • Provides AI-related organizational consultancy services to organizations,
  • Serves as a scholarship incubator that advances the theory and practice of AI across all organizational sectors around the world.

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