Upcoming conferences: 

Relational Practices in Health and Healthcare: Healing through Collaboration

A Taos Institute conference in collaboration with the International Institute of Qualitative Methodology

Nov. 10-12, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio at the new Global Center for Health Innovations


International Learning Festival 

Norway, 13-15, April, 2016

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International Journal of Collaborative Practices

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Welcome (Bienvenidos) to the International Journal of Collaborative Practices. The Journal brings together members of a growing international community of practitioners, scholars, educators, researchers, and consultants interested in postmodern collaborative practices.

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Welcome to the Taos Institute

The Taos Institute is a community of scholars and practitioners concerned with the social processes essential for the construction of reason, knowledge, and human value. We are a non-profit (501 c3) organization committed to exploring, developing and disseminating ideas and practices that promote creative, appreciative and collaborative processes in families, communities and organizations around the world.

We achieve our educational ends through conferences, workshops, publications, a PhD program, a distance learning program, newsletters, and web-based offerings. We work at the interface between the scholarly community and societal practitioners from communities of mental health, social work, counseling, organizational change, education, community building, gerontology and medicine.

We develop and explore the ways in which scholarly research can enrich professional practices, and practices can stimulate scholarly inquiry.

David Cooperrider named one of Trust Across America's

2016 Top Thought Leaders in Trust

Posted 1.26.16

David Cooperrider, PhD, Taos Institute co-founder, Fairmount Santrol - David L. Cooperrider Professor of Appreciative Inquiry and professor oforganizational behavior, was recently named to Trust Across America-Trust Around the World (TAA-TAW)'s list of 2016 Top Thought Leaders. The awards program is in its sixth year of celebrating professionals who are transforming the way organizations do business.

An Invitation to Social Construction, 3rd Edition

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An Invitation to Social Construction 


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Participate in online conversations, share resources, ask questions, connect with others doing similar work. Also, we feature special events on this community website. This week we are featuring a conversation about Relational Leading:


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From Mirroring to World-Making: Research as Future Forming

A new article by Kenneth J. Gergen - Winner of the 2014 essay competition, Independent Social Research Foundation, London, UK (In press: Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour)

First Taos Institute Europe - Summit takes place - Sept 2014

International Journal of Collaborative Practices

Visit: http://collaborative-practices.com to read the journal and join the mailing list.

The Journal provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and stories from practitioners, researchers and scholars who utilize collaborative principles in their daily work and disciplines. This forum is intended to help preserve, produce, promote and value dialogical and relational processes and practices which generate new opportunities for collaboration -- toward contributing to greater success in our working and living together locally and globally.

Message from the President

We invite you to read the commentary by Kenneth Gergen...

In the conflict-ridden conditions of the world today, it’s sometimes difficult to think positively.



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Taos Institute Publishing

NEW BOOKS - Order Now

70Candles! Women Thriving
in Their 8th Decade
Social Constructionist Perspectives on Group Work  
A Student's Guide to Clinical Supervision:
You Are Not Alone
When Stories Clash:
Addressing Conflict with Narrative Mediation

Communicating in Moments that Matter -
New and Revised Edition

Relational Leading -
Practices for Dialogically based Collaboration

E-Books - Order these titles now on Kindle and Nook E-Readers.

70Candles! Women Thriving in Their 8th Decade Kindle
U&ME: Communicating in Moments that Matter Kindle
Relational Leading -
Practices for Dialogically based Collaboration
A Student's Guide to Clinical Supervision: You Are Not Alone
When Stories Clash:
Addressing Conflict with Narrative Mediation
Retiring But Not Shy:
Feminist Psychologists Create their Post-Careers


Developing Relational Leadership:
Resources for Developing Reflexive Organizational Practices
Social Construction: Entering the Dialogue Kindle
Bereavement Support Groups:
Breathing Life into Stories of the Dead