“The Appreciative Inquiry was founded in 1980 when then-doctoral student David Cooperrider was conducting conventional diagnosis, complete with gap analysis, at the Cleveland Clinic. Cooperrider was so impressed by the success at the Clinic that he inquired about factors that contribute to the organization’s strengths, instead of the weaknesses, and was overwhelmed afterwards by the positive feedback emerging from his intervention, even though he had only asked questions that had led to the company’s success.
Since then, the approach has grown in depth and scope and has been used as a philosophy and methodology for embracing and causing transformational change in many global organizations, including governmental and international governing bodies. There are five main parts:
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Discover
Part 3: Dream
Part 4: Design
Part 5: Delivery/Destiny
Lis Sansom will engagingly walk you through the five steps of this progressive organizational approach — complete with case studies and examples — to assist you in embracing a simple philosophy: What you feed will grow.”