Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a method for engaging your stakeholders in the Discovery process that focuses inquiry on “what is possible” rather than on problems to be solved. By identifying and emphasizing the significance of the “positive core” – using the conditions or factors that determine success to envision a positive future -- AI lends itself well to community college planning. By bringing your stakeholders into the AI process, you can engage them from the start, build ownership in the planning process, and create a vision for success. This resource provides an overview of the five principles of the AI process, and walks you through a real-world example of AI in action in a community college strategic planning scenario.
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