The Power of Appreciative Inquiry: A Practical Guide to Positive Change

by Diana Whitney, Amanda Trosten-Bloom. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2010.


Written by nationally-recognized experts on the Appreciative Inquiry process, this book details the various ways Appreciative Inquiry can be used successfully.


tables, figures, eight principles of Appreciative Inquiry

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Apply the principles of Appreciative Inquiry to congregational settings during transitional periods by reading chapter 3.
  • Review the ways Appreciative Inquiry can be used before leadership meetings in order to increase productivity and communication.

About the Contributor

Susan Weber

Susan Weber coordinates the evaluation processes for Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Religion Division. She spent several years as the Indianapolis Center for Congregation’s director of evaluation and congregational learning, as well as a resource consultant to congregations.

Susan is a Roman Catholic lay woman. Prior to her work at the Center, she served the Archdiocese of Indianapolis as coordinator of boards of education, office of Catholic education from 1976-1985. For almost 20 years thereafter, she was an independent consultant and group facilitator for dioceses, churches, religious communities, and schools nationwide. Sue has degrees from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College and Indiana University, Bloomington and is professionally certificated as a group facilitator through Indiana University.

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