Appreciative Inquiry and URI

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Appreciative Inquiry is a philosophy for positive change that was developed by Professor David Cooperrider and associates at Case University in Cleveland, Ohio. This document provides a brief summary of the Appreciative Interview process.

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URI has used Appreciative Inquiry (AI) interviews since its inception to help build respectful relationships and understanding among people from different religions, cultures and perspectives. Use this summary and sample questions to familiarize yourself with the basic interview process. Interviews work well to begin a gathering where a diverse group of people are gathered to focus on a topic or purpose.

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