Vision for the AI Commons We invite you to JOIN IN with us on our journey to a positive revolution in change as we share, learn, research, and practice Appreciative Inquiry. EASY SUBMIT - The AI Commons comes alive with all the wonderful contributions from people writing, researching and doing AI in organizations, communities, and groups. We invite you to share your work and thoughts [at http://appreciativeinquiry.case.edu/join/easySubmit.cfm] Recent Contributions - See what other visitors to the AI Commons have contributed to the site [at http://appreciativeinquiry.case.edu/join/new.cfm] Appreciative Inquiry Commons AIC 19e7d0ed-7818-4efe-b5de-e5d11db02777 David Cooperrider Suresh Srivastva Weatherhead School of Management Sponsored by the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University Case Western Reserve University AI Practitioners In the years since "Appreciative Inquiry into Organizational Life" was first published by David Cooperrider and Suresh Srivastva at Case Western Reserve University in 1987, thousands of people have been engaged in co-creating new practices for doing AI and for bringing the spirit and methodology of AI into organizations all over the world. The velocity of the largely informal spread of the ideas associated with Appreciative Inquiry suggests a growing disenchantment with exhausted theories of change, especially those wedded to vocabularies of human deficit, and a corresponding urge to work with people, groups, and organizations in a more constructive, life affirming, strength-based and spirited way. http://appreciativeinquiry.case.edu/community/people.cfm Volunteers We need Volunteers to work with us to develop, expand, build and support the resources available on the AI Commons. To learn more about this opportunity and the benefits [see http://appreciativeinquiry.case.edu/join/volunteer.cfm] ...a better world c603c8c5-3832-46f8-a9c5-a63ffaaae254 Serve as a conduit to connect and magnify the impulse for positive, life-centered approaches to organization, group, and global change 9597e28b-f578-4971-8b03-9aeda34a34e5 Positive, Life-Centered Approaches The call for positive, life-centered approaches to organization, group, and global change has been sounded by many, and it will take many more to fully explore the vast potential just starting to appear on the horizon. But even now, in the first steps, what is being sensed is an exciting direction in our language and theories of change—an invitation, as some have declared, to "a positive revolution in change." Generosity Serving as a conduit to connect and magnify this impulse, this AI Commons is marked by one thing: a spirit of generosity. This site is ours together. It will grow exponentially. Draw from this site. Take what you need. Connect it to others. We invite you to share - your tools, stories, new models, links to other domains of positive change theory and practice, and discoveries. Together we are building a better world. Together we will create a positive revolution in change among organizations, communities, groups, families, for our common, global future. Research 4ae6f1a5-13e4-41ac-9f88-2cb8bc353853 1 http://appreciativeinquiry.case.edu/research/default.cfm e0b347f9-4999-463e-93d7-2e1519398aea 0137c127-e9f0-4d73-ba1e-e45e9109e8ba Practice & Management Search continuously for what gives life to human systems when they are most alive, creative and connected in healthy ways to their communities. 035f8803-38cf-49c9-82b7-f68d038fa8f1 2 In practical terms AI moves beyond problem analytic approaches to change implied in the machine logic of the 20th century. AI searches continuously for what gives life to human systems when they are most alive, creative and connected in healthy ways to their communities. In this section you can find the most comprehensive set of tools, practical methodologies, and actual stories from the field—especially useful for managers and practitioners looking for the latest and best tools and practices to support their work in corporations, nonprofits, and communities. http://appreciativeinquiry.case.edu/practice/default.cfm 127702a8-1e32-4a76-a956-9c8887264623 49934765-8955-4184-9872-139648b78cb2 Learning 771cf6c7-3e11-4517-99c5-777e68cdbd12 3 Learning Opportunities - http://appreciativeinquiry.case.edu/learning/default.cfm e4b8461b-0b84-42ce-b41b-59ac99f10d8a 5cbe537b-543c-43e2-bf24-cc1d194bbdd6 2013-09-27 http://appreciativeinquiry.case.edu/intro/vision.cfm Owen Ambur Owen.Ambur@verizon.net Submit error.