Creating Promising Futures Through Social Construction
Why Relational Leading? Because traditional practices of leadership are inadequate to the challenges of today. Consider the rapidly increasing:
These challenges demand organizations in which there is maximal coordination, collaboration, and creativity. Relational process is the crucial ingredient of organizational well-being. We replace the longstanding view of the organization as a machine with a vision of a culture in which meaning is ever in motion. For today’s leader, new skills are required to facilitate, organize, and participate effectively in relational process.
The courses prepare students to work with faculty members in conducting original research relevant to their professional development.
Relational Leading Collaborative Practices - An Introduction: with Sheila McNamee and Kristin Bodiford - April 2014
Relational Leading: Generating new possibilities for results in a complex world, with Kenneth Gergen and Ginny Belden-Charles - Thursday, Apr 24, 2014
Ken Gergen, co-founder and president of the Taos Institute and Ginny Belden-Charles, consultant and director of the Taos Institute MSc in Relational Leading program discussed the shift from leadership to relational leading.Organizational leaders today must deal with complex information, rapidly emerging competition and global interdependence.These conditions require the engagement and creativity of all members of the organization. In this webinar, we will share central ideas and examples of how relational practice addresses these challenges. We invite your participation, questions and reflections.
Relational Leading: Igniting Collective Change, with Mary Gergen and Celiane Camargo-Borges - Friday, May 16, 2014 at 11:00 AM EST/New York time
This webinar explored core concepts of social constructionism that provide a framework for promoting organizational change.We focused on language as a creative means for people to engage in productive activities together. This approach offers a perspective on leading asa means of facilitating continuous practices of collective creativity and change.
Relational Leading: Expanding Capacity through Collaborative Practices, with Sheila McNamee and Kristin Bodiford - Thursday, June 12, 2014
Today's organizations place multiple demands on members, requiring new forms of practice. In order to expand the capacity of all organizational members and functions, collaborative practices must replace command and control traditions. In this webinar, we will explore how relational leading can enhance the creation of a collaborative community and share examples that illustrate how collaboration expands the organization's capacity.
An Improvisational Dialogue about Appreciative Inquiry and Relational Leading with Frank Barrett and Diana Whitney - Thursday, June 19, 2014
Frank Barrett and Diana Whitney explored improvisational dialogue and appreciative inquiry as practices for expanding Relational Leading in multiple contexts. Frank Barrett is the author of "Yes to the Mess: Surprising Leadership Lessons from Jazz." Diana Whitney is the co-author of "Appreciative Leadership: Focus on What Works to Drive Winning Performance and Build a Thriving Organization."
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Ginny Belden-Charles, Ph.D.