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.

For all upcoming webinars, workshops, courses, and conferences, visit our Calendar of Events. To be notified of all new events and receive inspiring stories and resources on social constructionist, relational and appreciative practices, join our email list. We also invite you to join the Taos Institute Online Community (free) to meet others interested in creating promising futures, one conversation at a time.

Message from the President

“Change can begin with the next conversation” says Taos Institute co-founder and President Kenneth Gergen. Read the full message: Social Construction on the Cusp.

Online Community

Connect with others interested in social constructionist, relational, and appreciative approaches around the globe in The Taos Institute Commons online community. It’s free and easy!


Visit our Calendar of Events page to see what is happening in the upcoming months, in particular, our next Dialogue with the Authors free webinar, or Taos Conversations, hosted in the Taos Institute Commons.  


Taos Institute Publications, including free and downloadable WorldShare Books, offer contributions to cutting-edge theory and practice in social construction. Also visit our Books of Interest page.

More Resources

We make available a wealth of resources on social constructionist, relational, and appreciative theory and practices. Check out our journals and newsletter, manuscripts, dissertations, podcasts, videos, and more.

Join In

To connect with us, sign up for our email list and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Linkedin. You can also support our mission to create promising futures through social construction, relational, and appreciative practices by making a donation to the Taos Institute.