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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
Join in this important conference to explore collaborative, appreciative, and relational practices in healthcare. What is happening that is innovative and creative?
September 14, 2016 (Register online, you will be sent the link to join the webinar)
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM US Eastern Time
Hosted by: The Taos Institute Relational Research Network Core Planning Team (Kristin Bodiford, Rocio Chaveste, Dawn Dole, Marco Gemignani, Papusa Molina, Edgardo Morales, Paloma Torres)
What: We invite you to join with us in conversation to begin to create a space for an international network to generate conversations and collaborations around Relational Research. For more information and to register: www.taosinstitute.net/relational-research-network
Dates: September 28 to November 23, 2016 Facilitators: Ginny Belden-Charles, PhD and Keith Kinsella, PhD
Are you interested in:
In this 8-week online course we will seek to help you improve your practice of leading relationally through an intense focus on experimenting with and reflecting on your actual practice. Applying cycles of action research over the period of the course to your own selected practice challenge, we’ll explore relations between intentions, actions and outcomes, and identify both the benefits of, and what creates conditions for, leading to be experienced as relational. The course will use a dialectical approach to learning where theory provokes/enriches learning and new action in our practice, and learning from practice informs new theory building.
For more information: Click HereRegistration: Click Here
Join us September 12 – 16, 2016 for a week in dialogue with the authors Sally St. George, Dan Wulff, Ron Chenail, Lynda Snyder and Lynda Ashbourne as they share and discuss their ideas about transformative practice in family therapy and how these ideas apply in other professional contexts as well.
The book: Family Therapy as Socially Transformative Practice
This book offers practical suggestions for infusing social justice into daily family therapy practice.
Monday – Thursday of this week, join the online, virtual, asynchronous conversation - join when you can, and as often as you can all week long.
The authors will respond to questions and comments, stories and examples throughout the week. This can be a lively online discussion.
And then on Friday join the live webinar at 12:00 noon US Eastern Time. All free and open to the public.
To register for the free webinar, email Emily at email@example.com. (Check the WorldClock for your local time zone.)
For more information see: http://taoslearning.ning.com/dialogue-with-the-author
READ THE BOOK before the week in dialogue. Available at: http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319291864
We are proud to share that David Cooperrider, Ph.D., Taos Institute co-founder and honorary board member was given a great honor.....
May 16, 2016 - Details>
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Case Western Reserve University has honored David L. Cooperrider, a global expert on Appreciative Inquiry (AI) with the Weatherhead School of Management, as a Distinguished University Professor, a title that acknowledges the outstanding contributions of full-time, tenured professors with a distinguished academic record of extraordinary research, scholarship, teaching and service. Cooperrider, the Fairmount Santrol-David L. Cooperrider Professor of Appreciative Inquiry, has guided the wide acceptance of AI, his strengths-based management technique now widely practiced in business, public service organizations and governments. AI’s impact on management and world affairs—as recognized by the United Nations—stems from its ability to enable innovation, sustainable design and transformative change.
An Invitation to Social Construction, 3rd Edition
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70Candles! has been recognized in the New York Times and the Huffington Post. 70Candles! Women Thriving in Their 8th Decade by Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole Sales have skyrocketed because of these media outlets. Read the New York Times article about this book: Click Here Read the Huffington Post article about this book: Click Here Read the New York Times 2nd article about this book: Click Here
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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)
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International Journal of Collaborative Practices - Issue 6 now available!
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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.
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.
Brief Encounters from the Taos Institute are a way to share constructionist ideas with you. Each month a member of the Taos Institute board of directors or an associate will share an idea or experience that might be an inspiration for you and others. To view past issues of Brief Encounters Click Here