Appreciative Inquiry in the Anthropocene Epoch

April 2024
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This paper examines the potential of Appreciative Inquiry to catalyze systemic change in the Anthropocene epoch. Focusing on Appreciative Inquiry’s original premises and principles, the author discusses how organization development practitioners and changemakers can harness the transformative power of Appreciative Inquiry – in the dimensions of being, knowing and doing – to facilitate collaborative action aimed at fostering human flourishing on a healthy and regenerative planet. 


Author: Ignacio Pavez

Ignacio Pavez, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the School of Business Administration and the Institute for Sustainable Development at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a co-founder of the Red Iberoamericana de Practicantes y Académicos del Paradigma Apreciativo (RIPAPA), which promotes AI within the Ibero-American community to foster generative contexts for human flourishing and social transformation. 

Ignacio Pavez, Ph.D., es Profesor Asistente de la Escuela de Administración y del Instituto para el Desarrollo Sustentable en la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. También es cofundador de la Red Iberoamericana de Practicantes y Académicos del Paradigma Apreciativo (RIPAPA), una organización que busca promover la Indagación Apreciativa, dentro de la comunidad iberoamericana, para generar contextos de cambio generativos que favorezcan el florecimiento humano y la transformación social positiva



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