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The THINKdelirium Project: Using an Appreciative Inquiry Approach to Help Staff Engage with Delirium Prevention

The THINKdelirium Project: Using an Appreciative Inquiry Approach to Help Staff Engage with Delirium Prevention

by Susan Gee, Tracey Hawkes and Julia Bergman Download the full article for free.  Delirium is common amongst older people in hospital, but up to a third of... Read more

Appreciative Community Building – Keith Storace and Ann Hilbig

Appreciative Community Building – Keith Storace and Ann Hilbig

Common unity is the way I often describe the heart of community organisations. This description is especially fitting when it comes to BakerRipley, a community... Read more

Reading List: Books Referred to in Wick’s Articles

Reading List: Books Referred to in Wick’s Articles

Argyris, C. (1970) Intervention Theory and Method: A Behavioural Science View. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley. Bennis, W.G. and H. A. Shephard. (1956) A Theory of Group... Read more

Design for a Workshop in ‘Appreciative Intervention Using Team Roles’: Belbin meets Cooperrider: A great match

Design for a Workshop in ‘Appreciative Intervention Using Team Roles’: Belbin meets Cooperrider: A great match

An appreciative look at team roles is an obvious choice. When we are aware which roles come easily to us, and in which roles others... Read more

About Wick van der Vaart: Making the World a Better Place

About Wick van der Vaart: Making the World a Better Place

By Willem de Wijs Willem is an organizational psychologist, and a lecturer at the Instituut voor Interventiekunde (Institute for Interventionism) in Amsterdam. He worked closely with... Read more

AI Practitioner Themes 2018: Call for Submissions

AI Practitioner Themes 2018: Call for Submissions

February 2018 | Appreciating Peace Inviting stories of AI applied to peacebuilding for November’s AIP. Peace in the Appreciative Paradigm is the topic for the... Read more

Appreciative Peer Review: A Procedure

Appreciative Peer Review: A Procedure

In this article, you will find a description of a procedure for Appreciative Peer Review. This method is a combination of: Kurt Lewin’s Action Research... Read more

Faith and Love: Wick’s Memorial, 19 October 2017

Faith and Love: Wick’s Memorial, 19 October 2017

There are three reasons we wanted to have a memorial service for Wick in Amsterdam. First of all of because of his connection to the... Read more

Proposal for AIP issue: Raising the Appreciative Voice

Proposal for AIP issue: Raising the Appreciative Voice

How do we “speak” in the quest for Discovering, Dreaming, Designing and dwelling in our Destiny? What do we express? What surfaces in the verbal,... Read more

Call for Submissions: Learning Leaders

Call for Submissions: Learning Leaders

Call for submissions: Learning Leaders We are looking for articles that connect your work with this emergent style of leadership called Learning Leaders. We want to... Read more

Cultivating Appreciative Communities

Cultivating Appreciative Communities

Our voice from the field in this issue of AI Practitioner is Nelly Nduta Ndirangu from Nairobi, Kenya. Nelly’s compelling and unwavering commitment to bringing communities together and, through... Read more

Resources on Business, Schools and Communities as Agents of World Benefit

Resources on Business, Schools and Communities as Agents of World Benefit

Appreciative Inquiry Resources features a rediscovery of classic and new resources for your use. Resources will include list-serves, books, journal articles, book chapters, DVDs, websites,... Read more

AI as a Covenant with Life – by Jacqueline Wong

AI as a Covenant with Life – by Jacqueline Wong

I was about to start a management retreat to share our findings from a discovery process when my mobile phone rang. My father was being... Read more

Towards Manifesting Imagination – by Roopa Nandi

Towards Manifesting Imagination – by Roopa Nandi

What you seek is seeking you. – Jalaluddin Rumi I humbly borrow the above quote from the evocative spiritual poet of the thirteenth century, Sufi... Read more

Doing Appreciative Inquiry Research in Your Own Organisation: My Significant Lessons – by Neelima Paranjpey, PhD

Doing Appreciative Inquiry Research in Your Own Organisation: My Significant Lessons – by Neelima Paranjpey, PhD

The purpose of the field experiment was to study the effectiveness of a generative Appreciative Inquiry versus ‘traditional’ AI and a problem-solving approach in fostering generativity... Read more

Call for submissions: Why and How to Appreciate Politics

Call for submissions: Why and How to Appreciate Politics

Originally, ‘politics’ was a means of resolving conflicts through conversation and negotiation, with the goal of finding common ground where a diversity of perspectives could... Read more

AI Practitioner as a Beacon of Hope – by Wick van der Vaart & David Cooperrider

AI Practitioner as a Beacon of Hope – by Wick van der Vaart & David Cooperrider

This new year is calling for a fresh start. Donald Trump has just began his journey as the president of the United States, Europe is... Read more

The Status Quo and the Importance of Dialogue for the Future of Appreciative Inquiry – by Alexander Röndigs

The Status Quo and the Importance of Dialogue for the Future of Appreciative Inquiry – by Alexander Röndigs

Appreciative Inquiry combines a wide variety of philosophies, theories and paradigms. With its increasing popularity, AI is being used in more and different sectors, in different ways, and with different emphases.... Read more

Appreciative Inquiry and pedagogy – by Mille Themsen Duvander

Appreciative Inquiry and pedagogy – by Mille Themsen Duvander

I work as an assistant professor at University College Zealand in Denmark, where I mostly teach students studying for a bachelor’s degree in pedagogy. When the students... Read more

Resources on AI and young practitioners.

Resources on AI and young practitioners.

The guest editors and Resources column editors of the February 2017 issue of AI Practitioner have brought together resources relating to Appreciative Inquiry and its use with... Read more

My work as organisation architect, as influenced by the concept of Appreciative Inquiry – by Marcel van Marrewijk

My work as organisation architect, as influenced by the concept of Appreciative Inquiry – by Marcel van Marrewijk

Accelerating pace of change We are familiar with both linear and cyclical concepts of time. Every day is 24 hours; in our moderate climates we have... Read more

Invitation to Voices from the Field

Invitation to Voices from the Field

Voices from the Field in 2017 Keeping a clear focus on what is right in an organisation by tapping into its positive core, Appreciative Inquiry (AI) encourages... Read more

Resources on Coaching for Transcendence

Resources on Coaching for Transcendence

The November 2016 issue of AI Practitioner focuses on transcendence and coaching. The guest editors and Resources column editors of the November 2016 issue of... Read more

Appreciative approach: The positive gaze upon our humanity – by Vânia Bueno Cury

Appreciative approach: The positive gaze upon our humanity – by Vânia Bueno Cury

Appreciative approach: The positive gaze upon our humanity Vânia Bueno Cury I have always been critical, and most of the time I have been driven... Read more

AI: Creating magic for South African entrepreneurs – by Judy Janse van Rensburg

AI: Creating magic for South African entrepreneurs – by Judy Janse van Rensburg

AI: Creating magic for South African entrepreneurs Judy Janse van Rensburg Working with entrepreneurs as part of a business incubation program in one of South... Read more

Using an Appreciative Inquiry Approach to Enhance Intrinsic Motivation in Higher Education Courses – by McQuain, Sammons, Neill and Coffland

Using an Appreciative Inquiry Approach to Enhance Intrinsic Motivation in Higher Education Courses – by McQuain, Sammons, Neill and Coffland

Using an Appreciative Inquiry Approach to Enhance Intrinsic Motivation in Higher Education Courses A pre/post-test control group mixed methods study explored the effectiveness of using... Read more

How To Be A Positive Leader & Practicing Positive Leadership – books reviewed by Sarah Lewis

How To Be A Positive Leader & Practicing Positive Leadership – books reviewed by Sarah Lewis

How To Be A Positive Leader (2014, Dutton and Spreitzer editors, Berrett-Koehler); and Practicing Positive Leadership: Tools and Techniques That Create Extraordinary Results (2013, Cameron,... Read more

“a mother’s cry … a mother’s celebration” – Neena Verma

“a mother’s cry … a mother’s celebration” – Neena Verma

Dear Friends I invoke you to “a mother’s cry … a mother’s celebration” … the memoir-book of my “transcendental pilgrimage from grief to grace”, being... Read more

European Appreciative Inquiry Network Meeting – Greenwich, London

European Appreciative Inquiry Network Meeting – Greenwich, London

The European Appreciative Inquiry Network is meeting in Greenwich, London, on the 19th-21st October at the LABAN dance centre For more information on the schedule... Read more

Resources on Appreciative Leadership

Resources on Appreciative Leadership

Roopa Nandi, Hardik Shah, Dan Saint and Joep de Jong made a selection of research papers and books on the topic Appreciative Leadership. Read all... Read more

The Appreciative Reflection: Self-disclosive Storytelling – Dr Laine Goldman

The Appreciative Reflection: Self-disclosive Storytelling – Dr Laine Goldman

There are many moments in conducting research that give us a chance to pause, rewind and consider another methodological tack. After transcribing hours of interviews... Read more

My lessons learned as AI Facilitator – Heike Aiello

My lessons learned as AI Facilitator – Heike Aiello

The theory of Appreciative Inquiry has been made very accessible in the past years; there are countless books, case studies, films and websites. The challenge... Read more

Young Practitioners co-creating AI of the Future: Call for Submissions

Young Practitioners co-creating AI of the Future: Call for Submissions

Editors: Barbara van Kesteren Ingeborg Koster-Kooger Lysanne Beekhof Theme: Practice or preach?! Young practitioners co-creating AI of the future. In our experience,  there are a... Read more

The Intervention Clock – Arjan van Vembde

The Intervention Clock – Arjan van Vembde

Many people ask me how the positive approach of Appreciative Inquiry deals problems. These question inspired me to develop a four phase model to respond... Read more

Appreciative Inquiry and its Impact on United States Municipalities – Dr Anthony H. Schmidt Jr.

Appreciative Inquiry and its Impact on United States Municipalities – Dr Anthony H. Schmidt Jr.

In 2014, a preliminary review of literature found that Appreciative Inquiry (AI) practitioners indicated a need for further research into AI success and failure, identifying... Read more

My Appreciation of Appreciative Inquiry – Suzanne Quinney

My Appreciation of Appreciative Inquiry – Suzanne Quinney

The more I work from an AI perspective, the more apparent it becomes that the inner self and the outer self are both supported by... Read more

Most important books on Appreciative Inquiry

Most important books on Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry Resources features a rediscovery of classic and new resources for your use. Here we are sharing resources that span the young history of Appreciative Inquiry. Starting with... Read more

Seven Years of Appreciative Inquiry in the Arab Gulf, 2008-2015 – Byrad Yyelland

Seven Years of Appreciative Inquiry in the Arab Gulf, 2008-2015 – Byrad Yyelland

This Research Review and Notes column explores the recent development and research into the use of Appreciative Inquiry in the Gulf States, both in organisations... Read more

AI and Strengths-based Social Work: Perfect Partners – Petra van Leeuwen

AI and Strengths-based Social Work: Perfect Partners – Petra van Leeuwen

I had just turned 20 when I started working with homeless women who faced psychiatric and addiction problems. These 25 women lived together in a... Read more

Call for Articles November 2016 Issue: ‘Coaching for Transcendence’

Call for Articles November 2016 Issue: ‘Coaching for Transcendence’

The november 2016 issue will focus on strength-based, appreciative & generative “Coaching for Transcendence”. We are particularly interested in stories, concepts, application & practices that... Read more

Appreciative Inquiry Resources on Sports

Appreciative Inquiry Resources on Sports

Articles and Papers The Usefulness of Appreciative Inquiry as a Method to Identify Mass Sports Program Success BERNADINE VAN GRAMBERG (2010) TRANSYLVANIAN REVIEW OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES,... Read more

The Power of an Appreciative Stance: Imagining, Stating and Creating – Enrique J. Zaldivar

The Power of an Appreciative Stance: Imagining, Stating and Creating – Enrique J. Zaldivar

I am convinced leaders can become stronger creators of success conditions and organisations more effective, productive and rewarding operations. That is the social construction, in... Read more

AI: Positive Change in Unexpected Places – Whitney Fry

AI: Positive Change in Unexpected Places – Whitney Fry

Over a decade of working in emergency relief in nine countries left me discouraged, hopeless and cynical. I had seen the effects of war, managed... Read more

A Deeper Level of Humanity: My Introduction to The Constellation – Birgitta Schomaker

A Deeper Level of Humanity: My Introduction to The Constellation – Birgitta Schomaker

Everywhere you look, you see remarkable individuals and communities that have managed to break through the walls of trauma and tyranny in order to connect... Read more

Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies PROFIT from Passion and Purpose – reviewed by Sarah Lewis

Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies PROFIT from Passion and Purpose – reviewed by Sarah Lewis

I went to the World Appreciative Inquiry Congress in Orlando, USA last year where this book was positively recommended by various luminaries such as David... Read more

A Consultant’s Journey:  Building Personal Resources  for Working in Complex Environments – Mark Lough

A Consultant’s Journey: Building Personal Resources for Working in Complex Environments – Mark Lough

This is an account of a transformational learning experience that was designed for consultants, coaches and managers, launched in August 2015. Our idea was to offer participants the... Read more

The Appreciative Power of Mothers

The Appreciative Power of Mothers

When I returned to Amsterdam, I reflected on a wonderful week attending the WAIC2015 in Johannesburg. The sessions about Being AI stood out for me. They taught... Read more

My AI Journey: From Learner over Practitioner to  Contributor – Claudia Gross

My AI Journey: From Learner over Practitioner to Contributor – Claudia Gross

During my AI Introduction training, I experienced the magic and power of the AI interview myself. Ever since, I have been eager to provide a similar experience... Read more

Can a Leader Be Too Appreciative? – Freddie Crous

Can a Leader Be Too Appreciative? – Freddie Crous

Authors Kaplan and Kaiser have postulated that too much of a good thing – such as being too appreciative – can actually be detrimental to both the individual and the organisation.... Read more

Holacracy: The Revolutionary Management System that Abolishes Hierarchy

Holacracy: The Revolutionary Management System that Abolishes Hierarchy

This book claims to offer an alternative way of organising that breaks away from the command-and-control model or as the author of the book calls it, “the... Read more

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