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New issue of the International Journal of Collaborative Practices

The current issue (Issue 4) of the International Journal of Collaborative Practices is out! The Journal provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and stories from practitioners, researchers and scholars who utilize collaborative principles in their daily work and disciplines.

The journal is published once a year, with new issues coming out in the Spring. Sponsored by the Houston Galveston Institute, the Taos Institute, and the Psychology Department at Our Lady of the Lake University, it is an open-access on-line publication that is offered in the spirit of promoting community and collaboration. You can subscribe by emailing journal@talkhgi.com.

Your participation is encouraged through the submission of articles and your responses through the Journal blog.

Here is a list of the articles featured in the new issue:

  • ‘Good Enough’, ‘Imperfect’, or Situated Leadership: Developing and Sustaining Poised Resourcefulness within an Organization of Practitioner-Consultants (Jacob Storch and John Shotter)
  • Of Crabs and Starfish: Ancestral Knowledge and Collaborative Practice (Rocio Chaveste and Papusa (Maria Luisa) Molina)
  • Invitation to Therapeutic Writing: Ideas to Generate Welfare (Elena Fernandez)
  • A Lawyer’s Provocative and Reflective Journey into Social Constructionism and Not-Knowing (Bill Ash)
  • The Practice of Collaborative Dialogue in Education – The Case of Kai-Ping (Hui-Wen Hsia, with reflections by Shi-Jiuan Wu)

Also featured in the issue:

  • An Essay in Six Voices: A Story of Overseas Online Dialogue (Jitka Balasova, Jakub Cerny, Pavel Nepustil, Katerina Novotná Rocío Chaveste & M.L. Papusa Molina)
  • FAQ: Is Collaborative Practice Politically and Socially Sensitive? (Saliha Bava, Rocio Chaveste, Marsha McDonough & Papusa Molina)
  • Two poems and a painting
  • And several essays on “books of interest”

This issue was edited by Harlene Anderson, Ph.D. & Saliha Bava, Ph.D.

More on the Journal

The International Journal of Collaborative Practices brings together members of a growing international community of practitioners, scholars, educators, researchers, and consultants interested in postmodern collaborative practices.

This community responds to important questions in social and human sciences such as:

  1. How can we make our theories and practices have every day relevance and how can our ordinary experiences have relevance for our theories and practices, for as many people as possible in our fast changing world?
  2. What will this relevance accomplish?
  3. And who determines it?

Globalization and technology are spawning social, cultural, political, and economic transformations in our shrinking and interdependent world. People everywhere are constantly exposed to real time events in the world and enlightened through television and the Internet. They are fast losing faith in the rigid institutions that treat them as numbers and ignore their humanity. People expect to be directly involved in whatever affects their lives and they demand flexible systems and services that honor their rights and respect their needs.

Faced with such local, societal and global shifts, with the unavoidable complexities they engender, and with their effect on our lives and our world, practitioners are wondering how best to respond. The Journal is designed to serve as one part of a timely and valuable response by spotlighting important interconnected issues such as:

  1. The juxtaposition of democracy, social justice, and human rights;
  2. The importance of people’s voices locally and globally; and
  3. The fundamental need for professional collaboration.

The Journal is an open access on-line bilingual (English and Spanish) interactive publication.

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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  1. tony genco says:

    When is the next deadline
    Whats the theme

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