Welcome to Appreciative Inquiry at Northern Essex Community College
AI provides a foundation for much of our work at NECC and with a team of staff and faculty trained in AI, we are committed to providing resources, training and workshops to the college community.
What is Appreciative Inquiry?
- Appreciative Inquiry is an innovative approach to organizational learning. AI is an organization development model for facilitating positive change in human systems, organizations, groups and communities.
- The assumption underlying AI is simple; every human system (person/community) has a core of strengths that is often hidden and/or underutilized—what is known as its positive core.
- AI searches for and finds the positive core
- When the positive core is revealed and tapped into, it provides a sustainable source of positive energy that nourishes personal and organization change.
How is AI used at NECC?
You may be interested in using AI to facilitate change for a particular group, develop a team, a department or committee, or you may just want to learn more about how AI principles might work.
Here are some examples of where and how AI may be utilized:
- Professional Development
- In the Classroom
- Advisory Boards
- Alumni Groups
- Academic Master Plan
- Team Building
- Strategic Planning
For more information about Appreciative Inquiry or to request a workshop for your work area, please contact Sharon McManus, Center for Professional Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 978-556-3960.
AI Trained Facilitators
Lane Glenn, President
To learn more about the Institutional Planning and Research of AI, please visit the Appreciative Inquiry Commons.
If you are interested in becoming a trained facilitator of Appreciative Inquiry, please contact Sharon McManus, email@example.com.