The Taos Institute is a co-sponsor of the following conferences:

2nd Latin American Congress on Collaborative and Dialogic Practices: Conversations and Relationships which Open Possibilities - April 22 - 15, 2015 in Tucuman, Argentina
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 Relational Welfare - 1st International Conference, in Copenhagen, sponsored by Taos Institute Europe (TIE) - June 26-28, 2015. For more information click here.

Attractor/Ramboll and the Taos Institute partner to present the 7th Annual Summer Institute - July 1-3, 2015. For more information click here.

2015 World Appreciative Inquiry Conference

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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.

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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.

The next event is a community online dialogue is May 4 - 22, 2015 - a three-week virtual book study

***A Dialogue with the author Frank Barrett on his outstanding book Yes to the Mess: Surprising Leadership Lessons from Jazz.

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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

The David L. Cooperrider Center of Appreciative Inquiry Opens at Champlain College

On a beautiful day in Vermont, Nov. 8th, the new David L. Cooperrider Center of Appreciative Inquiry is unveiled. For more information about the center and the launch see the links below.

David Cooperrider's website

The Daily - CWRU's online magazine

Vermont Business Magazine

Burlington Free Press

Sunday editionWPTZ-TV

Certificate Program in Collaborative Practices

Fall 2014 Conference

Collaborative and dialogical symposium HORIZONS 2014
„Who is the expert here?“ Czech Republic, Brno, 21.-22.11. 2014

Spring 2014 Conference

April 23-25, 2015 in Tucuman, Argentina, Second International Latin America ICCP Congreso hosted by FundaCes (Buenos Aires) and Fesna (Tucuman, Argentina). Contact Pilar Padila for information. - See more at:

International Journal of Collaborative Practices

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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.

New Masters Program in Relational Leading -

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Message from the President

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

It’s the season for reflection – on life’s blessings, paths taken and untaken, and the forms of life we are creating. Here I wish to share a few glimpses of Taos Institute activities this past year.



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NEW BOOKS - Order Now

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.

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