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Social Construction, Relational Theory, and Transformative Practices | April 11-13

Mon, April 11, 2011

Presenters: Dian Marie Hosking, Ph.D. and Sheila McNamee, Ph.D.
Utrecht, The Netherlands

The workshop focus:

Dian Marie Hosking and Sheila McNamee invite you to join them in beautiful Utrecht (The Netherlands) for an intimate workshop. Bringing their breadth of experiences together, the workshop will introduce social construction and relational practices for those new to it and will help those familiar with it to deepen their understandings and practices. Additionally, focus will be on the practical application of constructionist ideas in organizations, therapy, education, and community development. We will focus on relational constructionist understandings of language and meaning-making, polyvocality, transformative dialogue, and appreciative and future oriented perspectives. Participants will learn how social reality is constructed in language and the implications of this for our understandings, knowledge, and everyday practice.

Participants will have an opportunity to explore issues of special relevance to their projects and practices. All those interested in social construction and relational practice are invited to attend. Taos/Tilburg Ph.D. students are particularly encouraged to register for this or other regional offerings of Taos Institute workshops. Workshop sessions will be discussion and activity oriented, complimented by informal gatherings and meals (lunch is included in the cost of the workshop, dinners are not).

The meeting venue is the Utrecht University, School of Governance, Bijlhouwerstraat 6, 3511 ZC Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Dates & Times: April 11, 12, 13.
We will begin at 9:30a.m. on Monday and end at noon on Wednesday.

A detailed schedule will be available before the workshop.

Workshop fee:
Taos Phd students: if you are an active student in the Taos/Tilburg Ph.D. program and have not yet completed four workshops, then the workshop fee is included and there is nothing additional to pay.

Other students: 350 Euro/450 US Dollars
Non-students: 470 Euro/650 US Dollars
Unwaged: please get in touch with one of the presenters.

The fee includes morning coffee, lunches and afternoon teas together with the workshop and workshop materials.

How to pay:
details to follow

This is not included in the workshop price and we have made no special arrangements for hotels. In previous years everyone has made their own arrangements and this has worked fine.
Google works well for finding different sorts of accommodation.
Possible websites: http://www.nh-hotels.com http://www.hotel-board.com
Also, there is a hostel possibility: [email protected]

For your information, The Utrecht School of Governance (USBO) is close to the centre of Utrecht. Walking from the centre (or the main station) to where we shall meet takes around 15 mins.

To register, complete form at the link below and email to [email protected] and [email protected].

Registration link>