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Social Construction, Relational Theory and Change Practices | June 8-10

Fri, June 8, 2012

Target Audience:
Location: Wallingford, PA,
Presenters: Ken and Mary Gergen

In this workshop participants are introduced to social constructionism and the relational perspective with which it is closely related. In addition, numerous practical applications - in organizations, therapy, education, community development, and more - are explored. Special topics include language and meaning-making, poly-vocality, transformative dialogue, and values and spirituality. Participants with a background in social constructionism have an opportunity to explore issues of special relevance to their projects and practices. The workshop style is discussion and activity oriented, with time for walks and talks at nearby Swarthmore College. Meals are included in the registration. International visitors are especially welcomed.

The workshop begins at 4pm on June 8th, and concludes at 1pm on June 10th.

Lodging: www.pendlehill.org

You may inquire about the shuttle service from the nearby Philadelphia airport.

For more information and/or to register, contact: Mary Gergen at email: [email protected] or call 610-566-1825.

Read comments from previous participants: http://www.taosinstitute.net/sc-workshop-comments

Comments from Participants:

Greetings. The hospitality and warmth at Ken and Mary's house was so joyously heartfelt. I so appreciated meeting and spending time with everyone at the Taos/Tilburg workshop in Wallingford (and at camp Pendle Hill). Enjoyed the great food, relaxing atmosphere, amazing conversations -- oh, and let's not forget Julian who was always part of the circle.
Queridos amigos y amigas (Dear friends),

Thanks Laine for the list (since the first day you were bringing us all together), Patricia for sharing those two experiences, Ken and Mary for making this dream possible and all of you for the great time, conversations and co-construction of new possibilities and relationships.
The workshop was one of the best academic/human/relational experiences I have ever had, it just seem to me that the time was not enough, for such a great experience.

Big hug from Colombia!

Hello all,

Thank-you for making the time to get our contact information out.

I have been busy having hours of conversations with “clients”…of course a funny title. My private practice was booked full Monday form 12-9pm so I barely got off the plane had many more hours of conversations.

I also, want to thank our hosts as my head and heart have been touch by the abundance of information and the beauty of the space we co-existed within. My energy has been flowing forward and great co-action has been happening in the world around me.