Learning is the Spark of Transformation


This issue of Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner focusses on individual and organizational transformation that starts with learning. Eight articles from situations as varied as a prison in Oregon, neighborhood centers in Southeast Texas and a school in Singapore bring to life the transformations.

Appreciative Inquiry Research Notes column is on AI 2.0 transformational research with the National Peace Academy in the United States. In Appreciative Inquiry Resources, we feature a wide range of books and articles on Appreciative Inquiry and learning.

The issue also includes the first of our Feature Choice columns. Written by Gervase Bushe, it focusses on the Foundations of Appreciative Inquiry: History, Criticism and Potential


Author: Jan Reed 

Jan trained as a nurse and worked with older people while completing a Ph.D. As a university professor and researcher, she continued to work with older people and went to AI workshops with them. Upon retirement she has been able to dedicate more time to her practice as a Zen Buddhist. E:  jreedhexham@gmail.com

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Author: Lena Holmberg 

Lena Holmberg has a PhD in Educational Research, worked as a consultant and manager in an IT company and started the AI consulting company Apprino. With Jan Reed, she was guest editor of the November issue of the AI Practitioner in 2007 that focused on AI and research. E: lmholmberg@gmail.com

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