Ai 15 Minute Introduction

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This short PowerPoint demonstrates the essential aspects of using appreciative inquiry. The focus is on what is going well rather then what is broken or needs to be fixed.

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Ai 15 Minute Introduction

  1. 1. IMPACT-LIFE Get What You Want … From What You Already Have…
  2. 2. Comparison to Problem-Focused Approaches <ul><li>Problem Solving Appreciative Inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>What to Fix - What to grow </li></ul><ul><li>Deficit Language - Positive Language </li></ul><ul><li>Fragmented - Holistic </li></ul><ul><li>Slow - Compels energy </li></ul><ul><li>Problems to be solved - Infinite capacity </li></ul>
  3. 3. APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY is the process of generating <ul><li>Positive thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Positive feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Positive actions </li></ul><ul><li>by asking specific unconditional positive questions </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>FOUR CORE POSITIVE QUESTIONS: </li></ul><ul><li>1. What would you describe as being a peak experience or high in your life – professional or personal? </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>2. What do you value most about </li></ul><ul><li>Yourself? </li></ul><ul><li>Others involved </li></ul><ul><li>The particular context? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>3. What are the core factors that give life to you which you could not do without? </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>4. What do you want more of? </li></ul>
  8. 8. THE PROCESS
  9. 9. S. O. A. R. <ul><li>“…as we generate meaning together we create the future.” -Taos Institute </li></ul>

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