Welcome to The Taos Institute ®

The Taos Institute’s ® mission is to bring together scholars and practitioners concerned with the social processes essential for the construction of reason, knowledge, and human value, and their application in relational, collaborative and appreciative practices around the world.

The Taos Institute Celebrates 25 Years of Social Construction Around the World

The institute was founded in 1993 and now, 25 years later, we continue to grow and develop the theory, practices and understanding of social construction.

Message from the President

We invite you to view the commentary 
by Kenneth Gergen…

From Hindsight to Insight to Foresight with 2020 Visions

View the Written Message

Educational Programs

Learn about our upcoming conferences, workshops, the Ph.D. Program,  MA in Collaborative and Dialogic Practices, certificate programs and participate in online learning, dialogues and more. 

What’s New

What’s New? International Diploma in Social Construction and Professional Practice – apply now for the March 2020 cohort. 

Books & Publications

Taos Institute Publications offers contributions to cutting-edge theory and practice in social construction. Our books are designed for scholars, practitioners, students, and the openly curious public.


View the Taos Institute newsletter, journals, publications and books, videotapes, noteworthy dissertations, manuscripts for downloading, visual resources, and more.

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