Theory and Practice of Appreciative Inquiry   [Archived Catalog]
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

ORG 7055 - Theory and Practice of Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry is an approach to working within organizations that utilizes a positive theory of change. As an alternative to a problem solving approach, AI is a co-evolutionary search to bring forth the best in people and organizational systems. This course provides a theoretical and practical understanding of AI to support its application in multiple contexts. The course also offers a critical view of how AI resides within the context of other interpretative theories and participative change methodologies such as Action Research. 3 credit(s)