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About AI Practitioner May 2014

Long-Term Impact of Appreciative Inquiry at Colleges and Universities

Editors: Dr. Lane A. Glenn, Dr. Kelly Saretsky and Dr. Nancy E. Stetson

The editors are particularly interested in how individual leaders and organizations have chosen to continue the use of AI over time and in demonstrations of the long-term outcomes and effectiveness of AI at colleges and universities around the world.


Dr. Lane A. Glenn is the president of Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill and Lawrence, Massachusetts, and an expert-on-call with Company of Experts. As a consultant and leader in higher education he has used Appreciative Inquiry for strategic planning, team development, institutional accreditation,and a number of organizational change initiatives at colleges and universities, healthcare systems, community-based organizations, large companies, and small non-profits.


Dr. Kelly Saretsky is the director of Institutional Research, Planning and Organizational Development at the College of the North Atlantic in Doha, Qatar. She recently published her dissertation exploring the long-term use of AI, Appreciative Inquiry for Strategic Planning: An Evaluative and Exploratory Case Study of Two Colleges. For the past few years, she has been instrumental in introducing AI to higher education leaders in the Middle East.


Dr. Nancy E. Stetson was an early leader in bringing Appreciative Inquiry into higher education. She co-developed a four-day AI Facilitator Training (AIFT©) that is being offered internationally by Company of Experts, a company she founded and then sold. She has also served as: an AI facilitator; an AIFT© trainer; an executive coach with an appreciative approach; and author of several books describing case studies in which AI was successfully used in higher education.


Download the Call for Submissions here. Proposals due by 16th August 2013.


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