The Second “D” in Appreciative Inquiry: Discover

In this set, public health change agents will learn how Discover is integral to the AI change process and how to create a successful Discovery in an AI change process at their organization.

Course 3: Discover


After this microlearn, participants will be able to: 

  •  Define the term “positive core.” 
  • Identify what happens to groups and people when they share peak experiences and why it matters to the AI process. 
  • Explain how the positive principle is at play in Discover 
  • Articulate the similarities between Discover and an Environmental Scan 


After this microlearn, participants will be able to: 

  •  Articulate the foundational importance of the interview to the overall AI process. 
  • Recognize the 3 types of questions and their order in an AI interview 
  • Identify great interview questions 
  • Identify the key things you need participants to consider when participating in the discover portion of the summit 
  • Describe how in Discover meaning-making moves from 1:1 to the larger group at a summit