These Powerpoint slides are from a workshop by Hallie Preskill at the 2007 Summer Institute of the American Evaluation Association and the Centers for Disease Control.
The workshop is intended to help participants to:
- understand the basic principles of Appreciative Inquiry (AI)
- experience the first phase of AI
- understand how to reframe common issues and questions using affirmative language
- understand the ways in which AI can be applied within an evaluation context.
It provides an introduction to the principles underlining Appreciative Inquiry, different formats ( 4D - Discover, Dream, Design, Destiny and 4I – Inquire, Imagine, Innovate, Implement) and describes the 4 phases:
- Inquire – identifying the best of what is
- Imagine – identifying images of a desirable future
- Innovate – translating the vision into actionable statements
- Implement – making the provocative propositions become reality
Includes examples and an extensive reading list, as well as a small group exercise that can be used to introduce the approach.
Preskill, H. (2007). Using Appreciative Inquiry in Evaluation Practice, AEA-CDC Summer Evaluation Institute, June 11-12, 2007. Atlanta, GA.