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.

Message from the President

We invite you to view the commentary 
by Taos Institute co-founder and President Kenneth Gergen: From Hindsight to Insight to Foresight with 2020 Visions

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. 

Latest News

The first podcast series on Social Constructionist Practices as Social Innovation is here, as the result of an exciting collaboration between the Taos Institute and Robyn Stratton-Berkessel of Positivity Strategist! Episodes feature authors of the forthcoming, The Sage Handbook of Social Constructionist Practice.

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.


The Taos Institute offers a wealth of resources on social construction. Check our newsletters, journals, videos, podcasts, noteworthy dissertations, manuscripts for downloading, and much more.

Join In

Join in our community and activities by signing up for our mailing list and newsletters, participate in online dialogue groups, programs, learning opportunities, and publications.