The Fourth “D” in Appreciative Inquiry: Design

Course 5A is about how the DESIGN phase of AI develops specific, high-quality strategies for change.  

Course 5B looks at how to DESIGN your own AI summit to create excellent solutions.

Course 5: Design


After this microlearn, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify the critical shift from divergence to convergence as part of DESIGN.
  • Identify the two key components participants should think about to help bridge the Dream and reality.
  • Articulate the role of provocative propositions in DESIGN.
  • Identify leadership’s role and moments when they may intervene in the process.
  • Define what AI principles are in play in DESIGN.


After this microlearn, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the tool used to go from aspiration statements to provocative propositions.
  • Describe the process to identify high-impact ideas and connections.
  • Identify why reorganizing participants can be powerful in the DESIGN phase.
  • Describe how a provocative proposition helps bring energy and excitement to the DESIGN phase of the summit.
  • Identify what makes a good provocative proposition.
  • Identify what tools and processes are customizable in DESIGN.