Appreciative Inquiry Internet Resources
Robert J. Voyle
There are many good sites that can provide a wealth of information about appreciative inquiry. Below is a listing of those that I have personally found helpful. A basic Appreciative Inquiry web search will also locate numerous resources.
In addition to web-sites there is also an
Appreciative Inquiry e-list which I have found very helpful, several of
the current key leaders in the field are on the list and regularly
The Appreciative Inquiry Discussion List is hosted
by the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. Jack
Brittain is the list administrator. For subscription information, go to:
The Appreciative Inquiry Commons -- a worldwide portal
devoted to the fullest sharing of academic resources and practical tools
on Appreciative Inquiry and the rapidly the growing discipline of positive
change. Sponsored by Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead
School of Management.
Sue Hammonds' Thin Book Publishers site which contains numerous updates on training opportunities and published
resources, which can be purchased directly from the site.
Rev. Ted Edwards appreciative reflections on the Revised Lectionary readings. Ted pays particular attention to the readings and the assumptions underlying appreciative inquiry.
Lynn Johnson's site, devoted to solution focussed psychotherapy and organizational consulting from an appreciative perspective. Lynn gave me my formal introduction to Appreciative Inquiry during a presentation at an Ericksonian workshop. It has radically changed the way I work, for which I and the people I work with are very grateful.
The Positive Change Core (PCC), led by Marge Schiller, Jackie Stavros
and Gina Hinrichs, is dedicated to the transformation of our school system
and the elevating of youth leadership through appreciative inquiry and
other strength based methods with students, parents, teachers, business
people, and other members of community. If you are engaged in teaching or
education development I strongly recommend the PCC and their training and
comprehensive listing of numerous articles on AI compiled by Dawn Dole and
http://www.aradford.co.uk/ An English
site that has
extensive appreciative inquiry resources including a monthly newsletter.
Pancultural Associates site. They have some good resources for introducing
appreciative inquiry to others.
Australian site that has
numerous pages of basic and helpful information.
http://www.lord.org Jim Lord's site has a variety of useful information in the use of appreciative inquiry in the field of philanthropy
Gervase R. Bushe's site. Lots of good articles at an academic level on using Appreciative Inquiry in leadership, and organizational development.
http://clarityworks.biz Bob New and Kathleen Rich-New's site, where you can obtain their book "Looking for the Good Stuff."
http://www.brieftherapy.com Bill O'Hanlon's Solution Focussed therapy site. Many useable handouts and resources. Soultion focussed therapy is a lot like applying appreciative inquiry to individuals rather than groups.
http://www.reteaming.com While not exactly appreciative inquiry it has several articles and information that is in
keeping with the appreciative spirit.
http://www.ntl.org/ National Training Lab site. A lot of the appreciative inquiry training has been done by NTL associates.
Development Institute (CDI) This is church based organization primarily
from the Episcopal tradition that makes considerable use of appreciative
inquiry. Many of their trainers received training via NTL trainers and
they have subsequently provided appreciative inquiry training from a
http://www.catholicappreciativeinquiry.com/ Susan Star Paddock's site. Susan has written on the subject of appreciative inquiry in the Catholic church.