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Professor Resources

Thank you for your interest in offering the AIM2Flourish assignment to your students. You are joining a global learning and recognition initiative to discover and celebrate the best examples of Business as an Agent of World Benefit.

With your help, your students will research and report positive, powerful stories about business innovations that help solve the world's biggest challenges.

AIM2Flourish is a customizable, flexible, action-learning assignment that can be offered as part of a short-term, intensive class, or over the course of an entire semester in a variety of both undergraduate and graduate courses.

These resources will help you get started offering your students the AIM2Flourish assignment. You can also visit our Student Resources, Appreciative Inquiry, UN Global Goals, and FAQs pages for more information.

Once you have decided to offer the AIM2Flourish assignment in your class, please take our Professor Survey.

For assistance with these resources, offering AIM2Flourish in your class, or with the website please contact [email protected].

Learn About AIM2Flourish

These resources will give you all the basic information you need to know about AIM2Flourish and what is involved in the assignment.

Teach AIM2Flourish - Classroom Resources

These resources are useful for in-class instruction and will help you guide your students through the AIM2Flourish assignment, as well as teach them about Appreciative Inquiry, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and Business as an Agent of World Benefit. Many of these resources can be offered to your students as learning tools or reading material.

Teach Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is an approach that focuses on what is 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.

Dr. David Cooperrider and Dr. Ron Fry developed the concept of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) at the Weatherhead School of Management, 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. Please visit our Appreciative Inquiry Resources page if you would like more information.

Teach the Global Goals

These resources will help you teach your students about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. For more information on the Global Goals please visit our UN Global Goals page.

Recognition Materials

These certificates can help you recognize your students, faculty, and business leaders for participating in the AIM2Flourish assignment.

AIM2Flourish Professor Community

For all your AIM2Flourish questions, please send an email to [email protected] for assistance within one working day. This "Virtual Support Center" for the global AIM2Flourish Professor Community is staffed by the Fowler Family Fellows at the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit.

Please also join our AIM2Flourish Professor Network - Facebook Group to meet with other AIM2Flourish professors, share your experiences, and stay up to date with AIM2Flourish.

Additionally, you can review all of our past Professor Newsletters to learn about AIM2Flourish updates and other news.