Consulting Today: Adapting Appreciative Inquiry

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Consulting Today: Adapting Appreciative Inquiry

Consulting Today publishes practical articles by and for consultants, coaches, facilitators and their clients. Sharing our best ideas, models and tools is the way we serve our clients and the field in which we work. This issue focuses on Appreciative Inquiry, a popular design for group work that while not ignoring problems, uses the positive as a focus for action. The methods (or for some, more a tao, a way of working) are based on work done by David Cooperrider and others at Case Western Reserve University in the 1980s. AI is being adapted for many uses; authors outline a spectrum of the adaptations here.

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