A Brief History of AI

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) was pioneered in the 1980s by David Cooperrider and Suresh Srivastva, two professors at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. AI consultants around the world are increasingly using…

Affiliate Program

If you offer a strength-based program, we invite you to host it in collaboration with The Center for Appreciative Inquiry (CAI). Give your program a competitive edge, unquestioned credibility, exposure to our worldwide audience, and…

Appreciative Inquiry in Action

The documents found below are just a few of the practicums that have been submitted by individuals who have undergone our Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT) and/or our Appreciative Inquiry Coaching Training (AICT) program. We…

Generic Processes of Appreciative Inquiry

Ever wonder what people mean when they talk about the 5-D's of Appreciative Inquiry? This short video provides a great overview of the process.

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WAIC 2012 Recap

The fifth World Appreciative Inquiry Conference (WAIC), held in Ghent Belgium, is over, but what a magical and wonderful experience is was for everyone there. Over 600 people from over 45 countries attended this event.…

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