Using Appreciative Inquiry to Advance Extension
The Appreciative Inquiry philosophy challenges conventional problem solving methods of managing change. The Extension profession could benefit from utilizing this approach because organizations grow in the direction on which they focus and around the questions that they repeatedly ask. The principles of Appreciative Inquiry are applied using the 4-D cycle (Discover, Dream, Design, and Destiny). This article is written to be a practical approach on how to capitalize on the positive and to help create a positive environment for growth and development of Extension personnel and programs.
Peutz, J., & Kroth, M. (2009). Using Appreciative Inquiry to Advance Extension. The Journal of Extension, 47(5), Article 45. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol47/iss5/45