The E-book

Here you can download the e-book and read about the projects that were selected for our first Grundtvig Conference. You can view and download each contribution under the menu Iinspirational Practices.

The cases are arranged under four main topics

  1. Vision and strategy
  2. Personal leadership
  3. Coaching
  4. Community Development
Download the full book through the link below.

Chapters available for separate download

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  • John Lodder

    This is a superb product of a great European project, aimed to spread the ‘strength based thinking’ for individuals, management and organisations throughout Europe. The Appreciative Inquiry approach is described in this e-book in many practical case studies applied in many European countries/organisations. It is very stimulating to read them and gives good inspiration for applying into your own practice. John Lodder

  • Jeannette Schonewille

    This E-book is a fantastic result of the Grunvig project. It is great having such descriptions from the Appreciative Inquiry approach in many organisations in many European countries.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Jeannette for the kind words! We hope this will be a useful resource for many people around Europe!

  • Theodora Petursdottir

    Thank you so much for sharing this report, interesting..

  • Theodora Petursdottir

    Thank you so much for sharing this report, interesting..

  • Anonymous

    It’s cool that you are starting to post comments. Note that you can use your identity from Facebook, Twitter etc to post.

  • Anne linder

    Exelent job. The strengthscompany is proud to have been a part of it

  • Marie Daun

    Nice piece of work! Thank you! :-) ///Marie

  • TOLLEC Bernard

    This has been a privilege to participate to this unique piece of work. I hope this will bring AI to a wider group of people in Europe Bernard Tollec France

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  • John Loty

    It is and will be a useful resource in Australia as well. Well done to all concerned. John Loty

  • Serdar

    This is a great work, thank you for sharing

  • Theo van den Eijnden

    It felt as a great honour to contribute to this great result of the project. I hope the many beautiful case studies will be an inspiration for many others to use and spread the Appreciative Inquiry approach in Europe.
    Theo van den Eijnden

  •ål-Tanggaard/595930419 Pål Tanggaard

    So far I’ve just read a couple of articles in the E-book, but this is definetely a good source for both seeing what’s going on in different places in Europe and to be able to contact people that does interesting things. I think it’s a really good product!

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  • Leif Josefsson

    Over 1200 downloads now of the e-book! Great progress! Spread to your networks as well!

  • Cora Reijerse

    What a wonderful book! Interesting new theoretical chapters about adult development, learning and systemic and social constructionist thinking. Thank you Anne, Nadia and Lena.
    I am going to spread this book around through the Netherlands to show that AI is also very much alive in Europe an share the interesting case stories. I am also proud to be part of this book and think it will inspire lots of others working in the adult education.

    And of course lots of appreciation for Annet and Leif who helped to bring all those contributions together and make it all sharable.

  • Leif Josefsson

    E-book downloads now over 1300! Great news.

  • Sue James

    Thank you for your generosity in sharing this work! It’s an inspiring read and I’m sure will be a great resource for many others around the globe.

  • Steveloraine

    This is a must read for all advisers, consultants, coaches and others who have appreciative and strengths-focused practices.

  • Cindyhoong


    Are you sure the counter is doing the job? I have just downloaded my copy, but the counter remained the same as 1541 ?


  • Leif Josefsson

    Yes I think it works, it might just take some time. It is now up to 1556 downloads!

  • Leif Josefsson

    Downloads is getting closer to 2000! Now the counter is at 1719 downloads

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  • Raju Mandhyan

    Thank you! This sharing is brilliant and noble at the same time.

  • Erny Smeets

    Thank you for the generosity of sharing this wonderful book, that provides most inspiring examples of the skills and art of possibilty within organisations