Taos Institute: Collaborative-Dialogic Practice (2022)

EventsCollaborative-Dialogic Practice: Relationships and Conversations that Make a Difference Across Contexts and Cultures, Taos Institute, 18 October 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST (New York time, online).

A dialogue with Harlene Anderson and Diane Gehart, the authors of the book Collaborative-Dialogic Practice: Relationships and Conversations that Make a Difference Across Contexts and Cultures. Please join them in discussing the latest theoretical developments in collaborative-dialogic (CD) practices in addition to highlighting the many cultures and contexts that CD practices are being used, including in education, medicine, social justice, climate activism, indigenous communities, community outreach, research, and daily life experiences. You are invited to dialogue, ask questions, share your experiences, and join Harlene and Diane as they explore the possibilities of CD practices in our rapidly evolving and shrinking world.

 

Taos Institute: Unfolding Dialogues (Online)

EventsTaos Institute Gathering 2022: Unfolding Dialogues: Relational Resources for Global Good, 12-18 November 2022 (USA but Online).

Join the Taos 2022 Gathering, a week-long series of global, virtual events hosted on the new Taos Institute Online Community platform! Many events will be happening in various time-zones and in many languages over these days. You can choose how you want to participate: when/which time zone, which language, and which topics and formats.

From the local to the global, how can social constructionist ideas and practices help us create and bring forward new ways of going on together?

Given the global challenges facing us all in this increasingly complex and potentially volatile world, there is a vital need for innovative ideas and practices of promise for our ways of relating. Social constructionist ideas and practices have offered new insights and inspired wide ranging practices addressing these challenges. This virtual Gathering, a kind of un-conference, will offer the opportunity to share ideas and practices that bring insights and inspiration for addressing these challenges.

Join online to share, explore, and co-create with practitioners, scholars and students from around the world in generating conversations and actions for community collaborations through local and global resources.

Practicing Relational Ethics in Organizations (Online)

EventsPracticing Relational Ethics in Organizations, Taos Institute, Chagrin Falls, OH, USA, 18 May 2022, 9-10:30 am EST (Online).

This workshop includes an introductory presentation by the authors, Gitte Haslebo and Maja Loua Haslebo, reflections on real life stories of ethical dilemmas and conflict in organization, dialogue on questions from participants, and final perspectives.

  • How can leaders and consultants handle conflicts and dilemmas in organizations with inspiration from social constructionist theory?

  • Which alternatives to universal theories of ethics can leaders and consultants draw on from relational ethics?

  • Looking at stories with ethical dilemmas or conflict, how can we co-create better actions and outcomes for all parties drawing on relational ethics?

Recommended reading before participation: Chapter 8 in the book Practicing Relational Ethics in Organizations: Moral compass points in relational ethics, pp. 267-287. Download the free book.

Gitte Haslebo: Organizational psychologist, founder of a major Danish consultancy firm.

Maja Loua Haslebo: Organizational psychologist, independent consultant in private and public organizations.

CFP Taos Institute: Co-Constructing the Future (Puerto Rico)

Conferences

Call for papers: Co-Constructing the Future: Relational Resources for a Flourishing World, Taos Institute, Puerto Rico, November 9-12, 2022. Deadline: TBA.

From the local to the global, the challenges of relating are everywhere with us – increasingly complex and potentially volatile. Social constructionist ideas and practices have offered new insights and inspired wide ranging practices addressing these challenges. Come share, explore, and co-create with practitioners, scholars and students from around the world as we generate conversations and actions for community collaborations through local and global resources.

Details to come soon. For now, Save the Date and plan to join in this exciting gathering.

Taos Institute: Dialogic and Collaborative Practices in Challenging Times

Applied ICDDialogic and Collaborative Practices in Challenging Times, Taos Institute (Online), February 24-26, 2022 (3 hours/day).

Dialogic and Collaborative Practices in Challenging Times
February 24-26, 2022
12:00 – 3:00 pm EST (New York time)
3-day online seminar with Sheila McNamee and Harlene Anderson

In this intensive, 9-hour Zoom seminar spread over 3 days (3 hours each day), Harlene and Sheila will introduce, discuss, and provide opportunities to put constructionist theory to practice. Given the challenges we confront globally, discussion will center on exploring the practical implications of social construction while giving ample space for us to collaborate in an effort to put these ideas into practice. Special attention will be given to participants’ own projects and professional contexts. We will provide ample time for sharing and interacting.

This workshop will be useful for those familiar with social construction and relational practice as well as those new or unfamiliar with these ideas. This is an opportunity to be in conversation with others who are working in or who want to work in relational ways. It is a chance to forge connections that might help us sustain relational practices. Readings and other resource materials will be provided prior to the course.

CFP Education as Relating (USA but Online)

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Call for papers: Education as Relating: A Global Online Conference, Taos Institute, August 9-11, 2021, online. Deadline: May 30, 2021.

Placing the power of relating at the center of education:

  • From Monologue to Dialogue
  • From Competition to Collaboration
  • From the Timeless to the Relevant

Education as Relating… The world is ready…the future is at hand… for replacing assembly-line classrooms with the vitalizing powers of relating. The directions are clear: from standardization to dialogue, from control to co-creation, and from regimentation to collaboration. Here lie the wellsprings of creativity, caring, and curiosity. Here we prepare for a global future in which inclusion, innovation, and improvisation are essential for a world in harmony. Be part of the program of this virtual conference designed for sharing and exploring practices, experiences, and inspirations in all aspects of education – within classrooms, communities, and outward to the circling globe. Come join in shaping the future of education.

 

Dialogic & Collaborative Practices in Challenging Times (Zoom Seminar)

EventsDialogic and Collaborative Practices in Challenging Times, offered by Harlene Anderson and Sheila McNamee, Taos Institute, January 28-30, 2021,12-3pm each day, Zoom seminar.

In this intensive, 9-hour Zoom seminar spread over 3 days (3 hours each day), Harlene and Sheila will introduce, discuss, and provide opportunities to put constructionist theory to practice. Given the challenges we confront globally, discussion will center on exploring the practical implications of social construction while giving ample space for us to collaborate in an effort to put these ideas into practice. Special attention will be given to participants’ own projects and professional contexts. We will provide ample time for sharing and interacting.

This workshop will be useful for those familiar with social construction and relational practice as well as those new or unfamiliar with these ideas. This is an opportunity to be in conversation with others who are working in or who want to work in relational ways. It is a chance to forge connections that might help us sustain relational practices.

Readings and other resource materials will be provided prior to the course.

Community Building Practices that Attend to Difference

Intercultural PedagogyCommunity Building Practices that Attend to Difference, with Taos Institute Associate Janet Newbury, Taos Institute/Positivity Strategist Podcast Episode 10.

How can community building practices be done in a way that attend to difference, and are genuinely committed to consider power relations and how they play out when working amidst differences? Community building comes with honor, privilege, and immense responsibility. Most challenging is to respectfully know when and how to show up, when is it useful to step back, create space, or bring someone along.

Janet Newbury, Ph.D., lives on Tla’amin territory, in British Columbia, Canada. She is a director on the board of the Powell River Division of Family Practice, a consultant who works on community-based initiatives, and an instructor in the School of Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria. Her research and practice have focused on fostering the structural conditions that contribute to wellness for children, youth, and families – with particular interest in decolonization efforts.

CFP Taos Institute Silver Jubilee (Mexico)

ConferencesThe Taos Institute Silver Jubilee: Celebrating 25 Years of Innovations in Social Construction in Action Around the World. A Taos Institute Conference,  November 8-11, 2018 (Pre-conference days Nov. 7-8), Cancun, Mexico.

Join in to:

  • Celebrate the Taos Institute’s Silver Anniversary
  • Explore 25 years of innovation in social construction theory and practice
  • Meet colleagues and friends from around the world
  • Welcome a new generation of scholars and practitioners
  • Create opportunities for dialogue, sharing practices, performance and fun!

Note the two days of pre-conference workshops for deeper immersion into theory and practices of social construction.

MA Collaborative & Dialogic Practices Started (US/Mexico)

Graduate StudyThe Taos Institute, USA, and Kanankil Institute in Merida, Mexico, together offer a new program: Master of Arts degree in Collaborative and Dialogic Practices.
In this two-year online learning program participants will learn about and explore different applications of Collaborative and Dialogic Practices related to professional life as educators, social workers, managers, coaches, mediators, lawyers, psychotherapists, doctors, nurses, and communications working with individuals or organizations. The collaborative approach is based on an ideological shift in the way we think about language and knowledge. It is relating and conversing in a manner that includes a way of thinking with, talking with, acting with, and responding to the people with whom we meet in our professional activities.

The Master of Arts degree in Collaborative and Dialogic Practices (CDP) will introduce social construction and CDP for those new to it and help those familiar with it to deepen their understandings and practices. Drawing on the works of thinkers and practitioners such as Mikhail Bakhtin, Hans-Georg Gadamer,Kenneth Gergen, Jean Francois Lyotard, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, John Shotter, Ludwig Wittgenstein, as well as Harlene Anderson, Harry Goolishian, Lynn Hoffman, SheilaMcNamee, Tom Andersen, and Jaakko Seikkula, it specifically focuses on relational constructionist understandings of language and meaning-making, polyvocality, transformative dialogue, and appreciative and future-oriented perspectives.

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