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Brief Annotated Bibliography

Cooperrider, D.,Whitney, D., & Stavros, M. (2005) Appreciative Inquiry Handbook Berrett-Koehler Communications, Inc. San Francisco, CA. &Crown Custom Publishing, Inc., Brunswick, OH

This is an excellent step by step guide to presenting Appreciative Inquiry in organizations, from the initial meeting through the 4 D cycle. Includes sample agendas, slides, interview guides.

Ludema, J. D., Whitney, D., Mohr, B., & Griffin, T. J. (2003) The Appreciative Inquiry Summit: A Practioners Guide for Leading Large Group Change. Berrett-Koehler.

An excellent guide for designing and facilitating large scale, whole system appreciative inquiry processes. If you can’t imagine doing AI with hundreds or thousands of participants then this is a good book for you.

Whitney, D., & Trosten-Bloom, A. (2002) The Power of Appreciative Inquiry. Berrett-Koehler, San Francisco.

Two leading pioneers in the field of Appreciative Inquiry provide practical understanding of appreciative inquiry based on their use of AI in many business situations.


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