Vision for the AI Commons


Publication: 2013-09-27


We invite you to JOIN IN with us on our journey to a positive revolution in change as we share, learn, research, and practice Appreciative Inquiry. EASY SUBMIT - The AI Commons comes alive with all the wonderful contributions from people writing, researching and doing AI in organizations, communities, and groups. We invite you to share your work and thoughts [at]

Recent Contributions - See what other visitors to the AI Commons have contributed to the site [at]


Name:Owen Ambur


Name:Appreciative Inquiry Commons



  • David Cooperrider

  • Suresh Srivastva

  • Weatherhead School of ManagementSponsored by the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University

  • Case Western Reserve University

  • AI PractitionersIn the years since "Appreciative Inquiry into Organizational Life" was first published by David Cooperrider and Suresh Srivastva at Case Western Reserve University in 1987, thousands of people have been engaged in co-creating new practices for doing AI and for bringing the spirit and methodology of AI into organizations all over the world. The velocity of the largely informal spread of the ideas associated with Appreciative Inquiry suggests a growing disenchantment with exhausted theories of change, especially those wedded to vocabularies of human deficit, and a corresponding urge to work with people, groups, and organizations in a more constructive, life affirming, strength-based and spirited way.

  • VolunteersWe need Volunteers to work with us to develop, expand, build and support the resources available on the AI Commons. To learn more about this opportunity and the benefits [see]