These drawings were made in format Graphic Visualization by Roberta Faulhaber for and symbolically describe each of the

steps. The 5 d model is a model of deployment of this approach. It is the best-known model but it is not the only one. For example, when groups study human problems and conflicts, they often find that both the number and severity of these problems grow. In the same way, when groups study high human ideals, aspirations and achievements, such as peak experiences, best practices, successful collaborations,

and noble accomplishments, these phenomena, too, tend to flourish.

So, appreciative inquiry distinguishes itself from other change efforts by deliberately asking positive questions to ignite constructive dialogue and inspired action within organizations and communities.


Decide what to learn about and create the inquiry process.


Conduct an inquiry into the topic and assemble

Often, we live our lives based on stories we have not chosen. the stories and key ideas that come out of the inquiry.


Generalize those discoveries into an image of

how the organization would function if what you have discovered were

fully alive in the present. We strive to satisfy our customers and us surprise ourselves to do so.


Develop ideas about  the organization’s socio-technical architecture when infused with what has been discovered.


Innovate/align the organization’s socio-technical architecture  with the Dream and the Design phases, AND build AI learning competencies into the system.