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.

Join in the Taos Institute Commons online community (free) to connect with others interested in creating promising futures, one conversation at a time! You may also explore our Courses & WorkshopsCalendar of Events or join our email list.
We are a nonprofit educational organization and depend on your support. Please consider making a donation.

The Taos Institute Board of Directors wishes to express its profound gratitude to all of you, who have generously responded to our first end-of-the-year fundraising campaign in 2023. Your gifts are deeply affirming and a vitalizing source of inspiration and optimism for the future of the Institute and the positive impact of social constructionist practices in the world. In case you missed it, it’s not too late to donate!

Dialogic & Collaborative Practices Seminar

A 3-day seminar with Harlene Anderson & Sheila McNamee, embracing relational, dialogic, and collaborative resources for dealing with difference through demonstrations and group discussions.

Introduction to Social Construction Course

Join this collaborative learning journey to a significant paradigm shift that will transform the way you live and work. Knowledge is co-created and discussions are customized to each participant’s context.

Taos Institute Commons online community (free)

Exchange ideas with other scholars and practitioners, access resources & announcements, small-group live gatherings, event replays, and more. It’s free and easy to join The Taos Institute Commons global online community.

Dialogue with the Authors series (free)

Each month, join authors of new and significant books showcasing social constructionist, relational, and appreciative approaches. These virtual events include a brief presentation by the author followed by rich dialogue.

About Us and Message from the President

“Change can begin with the next conversation” says Taos Institute co-founder and President Kenneth Gergen. Read his full message or learn more about the Taos Institute in the About Us section.

Taos Institute Publications and free WorldShare Books

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

Resources on Social Construction and More

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

Join In the Global Taos Institute Community

There are many ways to connect with us: join our Taos Institute Commons online community, sign up for our email list, follow us on social media, visit our Calendar of Events or consider making a donation to support our mission to “create promising futures, one conversation at a time.”