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Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry Book
Author : David Cooperrider,Diana D. Whitney
Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Release : 2005-10-10
ISBN : 160509692X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written by the two most recognized Appreciative Inquiry thought leaders A quick, accessible introduction to one of the most popular change methods today--proven effective in organizations ranging from Roadway Express and British Airways to the United Nations and the United States Navy Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a model of change management uniquely suited to the values, beliefs, and challenges of organizations today. AI is a process that emphasizes identifying and building on strengths, rather than focusing exclusively on fixing weaknesses as most other change processes do. As the stories in this book illustrate, it results in dramatic improvements in the triple bottom line: people, profits, and planet. AI has been used to significantly enhance customer satisfaction, cost competitiveness, revenues, profits, and employee engagement, retention, and morale, as well as organizations' abilities to meet the needs of society. This book is a concise introduction to Appreciative Inquiry. It provides a basic overview of the process and principles of AI along with exciting stories illustrating how organizations have applied AI and the benefits they have gained as a result. It has been specifically designed to be accessible to a wide audience so that it can be handed out in organizations where AI is either being contemplated or being implemented. Written by two of the key figures in the development of Appreciative Inquiry, this is the most authoritative guide available to a change method that systematically taps the potential of human beings to make themselves, their organizations, and their communities more adaptive and more effective.

The Thin Book of Appreciative Inquiry

The Thin Book of Appreciative Inquiry Book
Author : Sue Annis Hammond
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013-09-15
ISBN : 9780988953802
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This best-selling classic provides a great introduction on what appreciative inquiry is and how to apply it. Sue has updated the 3rd edition with the latest research and many new examples. The Thin Thin Book of® Appreciative Inquiry is the introduction to the exciting organizational change philosophy called Appreciative Inquiry. Appreciative Inquiry is a way of thinking, seeing and acting for powerful, purposeful change in organizations. It is particularly useful in systems being overwhelmed by a constant demand for change. Appreciative Inquiry approaches change by assuming that whatever you want more of already exists in all organizations.

Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry Book
Author : Jane Magruder Watkins,Bernard J. Mohr,Ralph Kelly
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-04-26
ISBN : 0470527978
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of AppreciativeInquiry offers OD and HR professionals a user-friendly resource fordiscovering how they can tap into the power of the AppreciativeInquiry (AI) process. An innovative process, AI is an effective wayto work with a company as an organic system whose success dependson a holistic approach to connect that organization's human,technical, and organizational functions. This new edition meets the challenge of making the AI processaccessible and updates three key areas of the process: thetheoretical basis, fundamental assumptions and beliefs, and thebasic processes. It includes step-by-step guidelines on how toapply AI in a variety of organizational situations and shows how itcan be used with a wide range of initiatives, such as coaching,leadership development, strategic planning, and teambuilding. "If there's one book to read on AI, this is it. It provides thecontext and rationale for this paradigm changing approach to changeat any level of system. Buy it, read it, use it and enjoy achievinggreat results and renewed energy and enthusiasm." —Barbara Sloan, director, Organizational Developmentand Learning, New York University, Langone Medical Center "Appreciative Inquiry brings the freedom and creativity of AItogether with the 'nuts and bolts' of how to actually do it all. Itcontains everything I would want to have as a fresh practitioner,from potential designs to sample questions and excellent CaseStories." —David Shaked, founder and CEO, Almond Insight, UnitedKingdom "This book serves as a complete roadmap for those interested inthe philosophy and practice of Appreciative Inquiry. The CaseStories encourage readers to find their own way on the journey byproviding examples of successful interventions." —Terry Egan, professor, Management Studies, PepperdineUniversity

Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry Book
Author : Jan Reed
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2006-11-22
ISBN : 1452279020
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Appreciative Inquiry: Research for Change is the first book to explore in depth the issues that arise when appreciative inquiry is used as a research framework, rather than an organizational development tool. Author Jan Reed draws upon her own experience of using Appreciative Inquiry (AI) as a research approach—shaping the asking of questions, the gathering of information, and the communication of ideas.

Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry Book
Author : Frank Joseph Barrett,Ronald Eugene Fry
Publisher : Focus Book a Taos Institute Pu
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a concise introduction to and overview of the growing discipline and practice of Appreciative Inquiry (AI). If you are intrigued by the prospect of mobilizing rapid, positive change with multiple stakeholders in a human system that is important to you, this book is for you.

Building Resilience with Appreciative Inquiry

Building Resilience with Appreciative Inquiry Book
Author : Joan McArthur-Blair,Jeanie Cockell
Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Release : 2018-05-15
ISBN : 1523082569
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Building Resilience with Appreciative Inquiry A Leadership Journey through Hope, Despair, and Forgiveness As a leader, you have work that is complex, full of ups and downs. Your ability to be resilient—to pick yourself up after setbacks and keep on going no matter the challenges—is critical not only to successful leadership but also to fostering teams, generating collaboration, and igniting your organization. In this breakthrough book, veteran consultants Joan McArthur-Blair and Jeanie Cockell show that Appreciative Inquiry can be an invaluable tool to build that resilience. Appreciative Inquiry is a time-tested, highly effective, and widely used change method that emphasizes identifying what's working well in a system and building on those strengths. Originating in the 1980s, it's been responsible for dramatic results in every conceivable type of organization. Using the authors' Appreciative Resilience model, leaders can use AI to increase their ability to weather the storms they'll inevitably face and come out stronger. A profoundly practical guide, this book features first-person accounts from leaders in all kinds of settings and situations describing how they've used AI concepts to increase their resilience, as well as a detailed description of the exercises and practices the authors use in their Appreciative Resilience Workshop. McArthur-Blair and Cockell believe that the core of resilience is the interplay among despair, hope, and forgiveness. Every leader experiences despair in those moments when there is no clear path forward. Maintaining hope that a better future is possible enables leaders to keep going. And forgiveness, of one's own shortcomings and those of others, helps leaders move from despair to hope. AI's focus on the best of what is and using that to generate the future makes it a particularly powerful aid and ally on this journey.

The Power of Appreciative Inquiry

The Power of Appreciative Inquiry Book
Author : Diana D. Whitney,Amanda Trosten-Bloom
Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Release : 2010-03-01
ISBN : 1605097748
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED The Power of Appreciative Inquiry describes the internationally embraced approach to organizational change that dramatically improves performance by engaging people to study, discuss, and build upon what’s working – strengths – rather than trying to fix what’s not. Diana Whitney and Amanda Trosten-Bloom, pioneers in the development and practice of Appreciative Inquiry (AI), provide a menu of eight results-oriented applications, along with case examples from a wide range of organizations to illustrate Appreciative Inquiry in action. A how-to book, this is the most authoritative and accessible guide to the newest ideas and practices in the field of Appreciative Inquiry since its inception in 1985. The second edition includes new examples, tools, and tips for using AI to create an enduring capacity for positive change, along with a totally new chapter on award-winning community applications of Appreciative Inquiry.

Reframing Evaluation Through Appreciative Inquiry

Reframing Evaluation Through Appreciative Inquiry Book
Author : Hallie Preskill,Tessie Tzavaras Catsambas
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2006-06-21
ISBN : 9781412909518
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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""This important volume represents a paradigm shift in the evaluation field ? presenting an approach that shifts evaluation from being something that we ?should? do to something that stakeholders can ?look forward? to doing, even something they might actually love doing? turning what can often be drudgery that ends up with reports that sit on shelves to dynamic processes that are downright fun, while at the same time profound, resulting in accelerating positive change in organizations, programs, and those who are part of them. The book challenges the basic tenets underlying evaluation, pushes the boundaries of the discipline. The field may never be the same." "?Malcolm J. Odell, Jr., "Appreciative Inquiry Consulting, LLC"I am delighted that the authors have taken AI and found new uses for this approach. They provide concrete examples of the many ways evaluators have successfully used the AI approach in a wide variety of program and geographic settings. Combining theory and practice, this book is an important contribution to the evaluation field." "?Gail Johnson, "The Evergreen State College"Reframing Evaluation Through Appreciative Inquiry is the first book to introduce the application of Appreciative Inquiry (AI), an approach for organizational development and change, to the practice of evaluation. Authors Hallie Preskill and Tessie Tzavaras Catsambas lay out the theoretical foundation of AI and build a bridge between the theory and practice of applying AI to evaluation. Key Features: ? Provides a step-by-step guide: Written in a clear, accessible style, the text explains the way this particular approach has been used to frame, design, and conductevaluations in various sectors worldwide. Reflects specific real-world applications of AI to evaluation practice: Numerous U.S.-based and international case examples enhance readers? ability to see the nuances of applying AI to evaluation in a wide variety of international and multicultural, organizational, community, and population contexts. Offers a whole-systems approach: This text provides a whole systems approach which enables evaluation to deal with complex and dynamically changing programs. Intended Audience: ? This book will appeal to a broad audience that includes evaluators, management and organization development consultants, program staff, and researchers in a wide variety of organizational and community settings. It is an ideal supplemental text for graduate courses that require students to practice evaluation.

Appreciative Inquiry and Knowledge Management

Appreciative Inquiry and Knowledge Management Book
Author : Tojo Joseph Thatchenkery,Dilpreet Chowdhry
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2007-01-01
ISBN : 1847204457
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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ASKing (Appreciative Sharing of Knowledge) is at the heart of this comprehensive, compelling, and cutting edge guide to appreciative knowing and innovation. The authors have really managed to push the appreciative envelope here. They ve taken well-known appreciative inquiry frameworks and methods, effectively improved on them, and extended them into the all important area of knowledge development and knowledge sharing. I expect that readers in all kinds of organizations and at many levels will find the ASK system readily usable and effective. The in-depth case studies across a wide variety of industries (including government) turn the book into a fine guide for knowledge sharing, making it particularly easy to Learn how to ASK . At the same time, academics, teachers, and students will find this book does a terrific job of summarizing and enlivening the existing appreciative inquiry/intelligence literature. If you've only got time and money for one book on appreciative organizational approaches, this is the one to get. David Barry, Nova University, Lisbon, Portugal Thatchenkery and Chowdhry have given those of us challenged with global knowledge sharing a way through the muddle of the traditional knowledge management paradigm. Fusing Knowledge Sharing and Appreciative Sharing concepts leads to a true appreciation of the value of knowledge dissemination and away from knowledge hoarding. With new technology migration occurring at warp speed and globalization of product sourcing markets requiring co-location of manufacturing facilities close to the customer, our company relies on state of the art knowledge sharing capabilities to shorten conventional and expensive training methodologies. Positive team collaboration with representation from all international sites and across functional areas in effect, simultaneously managing time, distance, and culture barriers is substantially facilitated by thinking of knowledge sharing in new and appreciative ways. This book helps chart the new path. Hank Jonas, Organization Effectiveness Corning Incorporated The authors of this book advance the Appreciative Sharing of Knowledge (ASK), a unique approach by which organizations create a culture that facilitates the sharing of information. Using social constructionist approaches, historical data, and case studies, the authors demonstrate that appreciation or affirmation is the key ingredient for people to trust each other and overcome their inhibitions and concerns about sharing what they know. The hyper-competitive culture of many organizations has created a knowledge-hoarding climate that many firms struggle to change. The ASK process can reinvent, in a sustainable manner, how we think about organizing knowledge. By linking practices, artifacts, technologies and managerial skills, the ASK model offers a management framework for a wide range of enterprises. One of the basic tenets put forth is that if knowledge is shared appreciatively, managing knowledge will no longer be an issue. The authors expand on the concept of appreciation and illustrate how systems can be created to institutionalize knowledge sharing. In addition, they give examples of organizations that have planted the seeds for the exchange to happen. Academics and practitioners in the fields of knowledge management and organizational behavior and development will find this innovative study of great value. The findings will also be of great practical use for managers and executives in a variety of firms.

The Appreciative Inquiry Handbook

The Appreciative Inquiry Handbook Book
Author : David Cooperrider,Diana D. Whitney,Jacqueline M. Stavros,Jacqueline Stavros
Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Release : 2008
ISBN : 1576755622
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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&Quot;Appreciative Inquiry Handbook explains in-depth what AI is and how it works, and includes stories of AI interventions and classic articles, sample project plans, interview guidelines, participant worksheets, a list of resources, a glossary of terms, and more.

Stan and the Four Fantastic Powers

Stan and the Four Fantastic Powers Book
Author : Shira Levy,Marge Schiller,Sarah Schiller,Max Schiller
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018
ISBN : 9781938552656
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Stan and The Four Fantastic Powers, a book for kids, presents readers with a new way of looking at their world and the possibility of becoming positive change agents. Appreciative Inquiry encourages the use of positive questioning, collaboration, curiosity, and creativity, using the AI 4-D cycle represented through Stan's Four Fantastic Powers.

Appreciative Inquiry for Collaborative Solutions

Appreciative Inquiry for Collaborative Solutions Book
Author : Robyn Stratton-Berkessel
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2010-02-19
ISBN : 0470602481
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A practical resource for facilitators who want to introduce positive, strength-based perspectives into their work and trainings, this book provides an overview of Appreciative Inquiry's positive psychology and strength-based change methods. Author Robyn Stratton-Berkessel explores basic principles and practices, shows you how to incorporate AI into existing work, and offers practical advice for designing new trainings. She provides a variety of ready-to-deliver workshops on topics such as leadership, diversity, technology, creativity, change, innovation, learning, collaboration, coaching, and team-building. In addition, she suggests how to make the outcomes of an Appreciative Inquiry session stick and what it takes to make these valuable approaches self-sustaining. A first in the field of Appreciative Inquiry, this important resource provides twenty one ready-to-use workshops for facilitators, leaders, consultants, and trainers who want to empower others in creating collaborative solutions. "What you learn in a single book can change everything. Appreciative Inquiry for Collaborative Solutions is Robyn Stratton-Berkessel at her very best?helping all of us open ourselves to our best selves, envision possibilities, and get in touch with our own and other's strengths. A brilliantly applied book?with over 21 workshops ready for prime time delivery?helping leaders tap the revolutionary power of appreciative inquiry or "AI" for creating value for customers, suppliers, team members, shareholders, and families. Are you ready to walk on the strengths-based side of organization development and leadership? This inspiring volume will propel you upward step by step?it takes AI from concept to reality in an eloquent, empowering, and utterly engaging way." ?David Cooperrider, Fairmount Minerals Professor at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management "Both inspiring and highly practical, this book will be an invaluable and no doubt well-thumbed addition to your library of Appreciative Inquiry resources, whether you are a novice or an experienced practitioner!" ?Sue James, partner, BJ Seminars "Ms. Stratton-Berkessel's work leaves the reader with a clear understanding of why Appreciative Inquiry is such a powerful change model. Those new to Appreciative Inquiry will marvel at her unique explanation of the 'phases' of Appreciative Inquiry. Those more familiar with Appreciative Inquiry will enjoy her explanations and examples." ?Timothy Germany, commissioner, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service "A practical approach grounded in personal experience...[this book] shows that Appreciative Inquiry is not a luxury but a necessity for organizational success." ?Annalie Killian, catalyst for magic AMP, producer of the AMPLIFY Innovation & Thought Leadership Festival, Sydney, Australia

Appreciative Inquiry Handbook

Appreciative Inquiry Handbook Book
Author : David L. Cooperrider,Diana Kaplin Whitney,Jacqueline M. Stavros
Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9781576752692
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Appreciative Inquiry Handbook explains in-depth what AI is and how it works, and includes stories of AI interventions and classic articles, sample project plans, interview guidelines, participant worksheets, a list of resources, a glossary of terms, and more.

Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry Book
Author : Jan Reed
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2006-11-22
ISBN : 1452214484
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Appreciative Inquiry: Research for Change is the first book to explore in depth the issues that arise when appreciative inquiry is used as a research framework, rather than an organizational development tool. Author Jan Reed draws upon her own experience of using Appreciative Inquiry (AI) as a research approach—shaping the asking of questions, the gathering of information, and the communication of ideas.

Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry Book
Author : David Cooperrider,Diana Whitney
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Release : 2011-08-17
ISBN : 1459625897
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Introduces organisations to Appreciative Inquiry (AI) by the originators and leaders of the movement itself. This book offers an approach based on proven principles for unleashing people's creativity, knowledge and spirit toward a common purpose, that works because it acknowledges the prevailing attitudes toward change.

Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education

Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education Book
Author : Jeanie Cockell,Joan McArthur-Blair,Marjorie Schiller
Publisher : FriesenPress
Release : 2020-07-25
ISBN : 1525569724
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY (AI) IN HIGHER EDUCATION is a powerful resource for use in a complex world. AI, with its focus on strengths and what is working well, fosters positive and generative change. This book is a practical guide to the theory and practice of appreciative inquiry. It is full of appreciative inquiry models and processes illustrated through case studies, agendas, and real life stories. This second edition offers an Afterword that adds reflections, appreciative questions, and tools.

Appreciative Inquiry Approaches to Organizational Transformation

Appreciative Inquiry Approaches to Organizational Transformation Book
Author : Bhattacharya, Sudipto,Chakraborty, Tanusree
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2019-12-27
ISBN : 1522596771
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As organizations continue to develop and adapt in today’s modern society, various approaches have begun to emerge as managers look for the best techniques to improve company performance. Appreciative inquiry is the practice of maintaining a positive and optimistic environment within the workplace, and it’s a concept that has transformed many corporations as it spread across the globe. Understanding this powerful shift in employee perception requires considerable research on how appreciative inquiry is affecting various companies worldwide. Appreciative Inquiry Approaches to Organizational Transformation provides emerging research that serves to increase the productivity of individuals and organizations exponentially by sharing case studies from organizations where appreciative inquiry has been implemented successfully as well as best practices that can benefit organizations and common pitfalls that can be avoided by becoming more vigilant. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as individual execution, productivity, and occupational solutions, this book is ideally designed for managers, practitioners, corporate professionals, executives, researchers, educators, and students.

Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education

Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education Book
Author : Jeanie Cockell,Joan McArthur-Blair
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-07-13
ISBN : 1118237048
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Praise for Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education "Cockell and McArthur-Blair have crafted a meaningful story foreducational leaders by weaving their personal experiences asAppreciative Inquiry facilitators together with a wide range ofstrength-based practices and positive change theory. The result isa magical book for applying Appreciative Inquiry in highereducation." —Diana Whitney, Ph.D., author, AppreciativeLeadership and The Power of Appreciative Inquiry "Combining the history, philosophy, and principles ofAppreciative Inquiry with detailed guidance for how it can be usedin planning, leading, and teaching, Jeanie Cockell and JoanMcArthur-Blair have tapped the depth and breadth of theirsubstantive knowledge and skills to write a must-read text foradministrators, faculty, staff, and students in higher education.Here is a book grounded in hope and many years of experience with aprocess that begins by recognizing what works, rather than what'smissing—a refreshing and rather radical perspective."—Dr. Shauna Butterwick, associate professor, Adult EducationProgram Coordinator, Department of Educational Studies, Universityof British Columbia "Cockell and McArthur-Blair have delightfully woven together howAppreciative Inquiry has been applied in all of higher educationwith stories of people and relationships illustrating how AI bringslife to organizations. They provide guidance to AI practitioners inhigher education on the depth and breadth of experiences thatinspire those of us in this field." —Kathy Becker, CEO,Company of Experts, Inc.; CEO, Center for Appreciative Inquiry "This book is an inspiring and expansive guide to developingappreciative practice in higher education. It will be an invaluableresource to anyone interested in leading their college into a'positive' future." —Judith Kamber, dean of professionaldevelopment, Northern Essex Community College

Building Resilience with Appreciative Inquiry

Building Resilience with Appreciative Inquiry Book
Author : Joan McArthur-Blair,Jeanie Cockell
Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Release : 2018-05-15
ISBN : 1523082577
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Journey through hope, despair, and forgiveness Leaders cannot predict the complex challenges they are called on to face. Veteran consultants Joan McArthur-Blair and Jeanie Cockell show that Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is an invaluable tool to build resilience. AI is a widely used change approach that emphasizes identifying what's working well in a system. Leaders can use AI to increase their ability to weather the storms they'll inevitably encounter and be resilient. A profound guide, this book features personal accounts from leaders across a variety of settings describing how they've practiced appreciative resilience in the ongoing cycle of hope, despair, and forgiveness.

The Appreciative Inquiry Summit

The Appreciative Inquiry Summit Book
Author : James Ludema,Bernard Mohr
Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Release : 2003-08-09
ISBN : 1605095680
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Over the past decade Appreciative Inquiry (AI) has rapidly emerged as one of the most significant advances in the field of organization development and change. This book is the first to provide a comprehensive practitioner's guide to the AI Summit-the preferred method when applying whole-scale change to large groups. The authors-four of the leading experts on Appreciative Inquiry-explore the theories of organization change and large-group process on which the AI Summit is based; walk the reader step-by-step through the process of planning, conducting, and following up on an AI Summit; provide a series of case studies of the AI Summit in action; and share essential success factors-what they have learned in their work with AI and large-group processes that contributes to success in large-scale efforts. This book is an essential resource for anyone who works with Appreciative Inquiry, large group interventions, or whole-system change processes.