Appreciative Inquiry


AIM2Flourish uses Appreciative Inquiry to help students learn about an inspiring business innovation for good with an in-person, positive interview. These student stories live here on so they can be shared and celebrated.

What is Appreciative Inquiry?
Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is an approach that focuses on what’s working well, analyzing why it is working well and how to do more of it. AIM2Flourish is built on Appreciative Inquiry’s core idea that lifting up positive examples and sharing stories about “what’s working” is the best way to motivate, inspire, and educate tomorrow’s leaders, while celebrating the leaders of today.

Who created Appreciative Inquiry, and how is it used today?
Dr. David Cooperrider and Dr. Ron Fry developed the concept of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) at Case Western Reserve University in the late 1980s. Their work helped create a positive revolution in organizational change, and built a framework used by organizations across the globe to flourish.

Visit the Appreciative Inquiry Page on the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit website.