Appreciative Inquiry & Change

Constructive Change

Are you happy with your citizenship, the citizenship knowledge and skills of other Americans, the status of American democracy, and America as it is today?

If not, it is time for change.

How to Approach Change

  1. Improve your citizenship
  2. Collaborate with others
  3. Use available powerful collaborative and change tools such as Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry

“Appreciative Inquiry (AI) was created at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio and has been used to address changes in organizations throughout the world. AI is a philosophy and dynamic change process that captures what is working within the system, referred to as the positive core, energizes staff and produces a high level of commitment to improvements and change. It is this building on strengths, rather than focusing on faults and weaknesses that creates renewal and new focused performance strategies.” — Robert L. Caldwell, Certified Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner

More Information

  1. Appreciative Inquiry Summit

“Change is inevitable — except from a vending machine.”

Robert C. Gallagher

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
Albert Einstein
“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.”
Benjamin Franklin
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi

How to Use this Site

This site can empower your citizenship.

  1. Explore, LEARN AND DISCUSS issues important to citizens.
  2. Test yourself with QUIZZES that are designed to educate and guide you through the site.
  3. PRINT OUT the “Tracking Your Progress Sheet”.
  4. VOLUNTEER to improve and expand this site.

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