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Relational Constructionism, Inquiry, and the Arts of Transformative Change

Wed, May 10, 2017

through May 12    

Presenters: Dian Marie Hosking and Sheila McNamee

Dates: May 10-12, 2017

Location: The Malvern Hills, Herefordshire, England

Dian Marie Hosking and Sheila McNamee invite you to join them for an intimate workshop in Dian Marie’s house in the beautiful Malvern Hills. Each day we shall meet to mix talks, exercises (in and outdoors), story telling and dialogues to explore relational constructionist theory and relational practices …working to develop and deepen participants’ own understandings and practical resources. We shall focus on the practical realisation of relational constructionism in the context of inquiry and transformative change work including, for example, delivery of health care, therapeutic practices, community organising, organisation development, training and coaching…

The workshop will begin after lunch on Wednesday May 10th and finish late afternoon on Friday 12th. It is non-residential, offering the opportunity to stay in one of the nearby hotels or a B&B or rent a cottage…information will be given on these possibilities when registering. The workshop is restricted to a maximum of 14 participants and early registration, together with booking accommodation, is strongly advised.

A core text for the workshop will be McNamee, S. and Hosking, D.M. “Research and Social Change” Routledge, NY & Oxford, 2012.

Dian Marie Hosking BA (Hons), MSc, PhD, DSc (hc) www.relational-constructionism.orgProfessor in Relational Processes in the Utrecht School of Governance, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

Dian Marie is one of the leading researcher-writers in the area of relational thinking and practice, in particular, with respect to leadership, organising, and change work. In this context, she regularly runs workshops in many different countries. The Turku School of Economics awarded her an honorary Doctor of Science (DSc Econ) for her relational constructionist work on leadership and organisation theory.

Sheila McNamee, PhD is Professor of Communication at the University of New Hampshire and co-founder and Vice President of the Taos Institute (taosinstitute.net). Her work is focused on dialogic transformation within a variety of social and institutional contexts including psychotherapy, organizations, and communities. Among her most recent books are Research and Social Change: A Relational Constructionist Approach, with Dian Marie Hosking (Routledge, 2012) and Education as Social Construction: Contributions to Theory, Research, and Practice, co-edited with T. Dragonas, K. Gergen, E. Tseliou (Taos WorldShare, 2015).

To Register:

Please contact Dian Marie on [email protected]

Workshop costs: 

Full-time student/unwaged: before March 10th - £325, after March 10th £395

Wage earner: before March 10th - £425, after March 10th £495

Workshop Flyer - click here.