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.

NEW BOOK Just released! Order you copy today.

Thriving Women, Thriving World: 
An Invitation to Dialogue, Healing and Inspired Actions

This book is a celebration of women. It is an invitation to journey from #MeToo to thriving women via appreciative inquiry, dialogue, and story telling. It addresses topics, through an appreciative lens, that may be difficult to talk about, yet must be talked about to heal social wounds and create conditions for women to thrive worldwide. If you are wondering what to do in response to the global cry of #MeToo, this book is for you.

Authors:  Diana Whitney, Caroline Adams Miller, Tanya Cruz Teller, Marlene Ogawa, Jessica Cocciolone, Haesun Moon, Kathryn Britton, Angela Koh & Alejandra Leon de la Barra

Message from the President

We invite you to view the commentary
by Kenneth Gergen...

This year we have a written message looking back at the 25 years of the Taos Institute - A Year of Celebration!

View the Written Message

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Books & Publications

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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.

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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.

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What's New

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What's New? International Diploma in Social Construction and Professional Practice - apply now for the September 2019 cohort.

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