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Welcome to the Taos Institute

The Kanankil Institute has the pleasure
to announce its Master Degree online program,
on "Collaborative and Dialogic Practices".

El Instituto Kanankil tiene el honor de anunciar la apertura
de su Maestría en línea en "Practicas Colaborativas y Dialógicas".
Esta Maestría se ofrecerá en Español.

If you would like more information, para más información
or see: www.kanankil.edu.mx

An Invitation to Social Construction, 3rd Edition

Order your copy of the 3rd Edition of the book by Ken Gergen,

An Invitation to Social Construction 


Discount code available now - Quote the code UK15CF22 to receive your discount

Customers in the US, Canada, South America visit www.sagepub.com/books/9781446296486
Customers in the rest of the world visit www.uk.sagepub.com/books/9781446296486

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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

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: http://www.taosinstitute.net/certificate-programs

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.

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.



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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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