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Last Chance to Register for Transformative Dialogues Workshop

If you have been thinking about attending the Taos Institute’s first ever Summer Workshop Series on Transformative Dialogues, now is the time to register. The workshop will be held from June 24-29, 2007 on the beautiful campus of the University of New Hampshire. Registration includes five days of workshops, plenaries, guest speakers, breakfast and lunch as well as time to meet others who want to explore how dialogic practices transform lives, communities, organizations, and families. Regular Registration (until June 1st) is $800; Student and Senior registration (until June 1st) is $700. Lodging is available in the university dorm rooms for a reasonable rate of $30 per night – double, $35/person for a single. Visit www.taosinstitute.net/upcoming/c200706.html for details and registration information or contact info@taosinstitute.net.

Participants will be asked to choose 2 workshops for the week, one from session A, and one from session B.

Session A is held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Workshops include:

A.1. The Art of Positive Living
A.2. Re-constructing inquiry (for inquiring adults)
A.3. Appreciative Inquiry: Unlimited in Your Options
A.4. Social Working: The Business of Community
A.5. From Counseling to Collaborative Coaching
A.6. Social Construction: Relational Theory and Practice

Session B Wednesday afternoon, Thursday, and Friday. Workshops include:

B.1. Social Constructionism meets the Buddha
B.2. Evolving Perspectives on this Thing Called Psychotherapy
B.3. Appreciative Leadership
B.4. Improvisation: Creative Coordination in Organizations and Everyday Life
B.5. Relational Practices in Education and Training

Plenary session topics include:

  • Sunday Evening: Kenneth Gerge, Social Construction and the Challenge of World Conflict
  • Monday: Sheila McNamee, Living Responsibly in a Complex World
  • Tuesday: Harlene Anderson, Sally St. George, Dan Wulff, Sylvia London,It’s About Time: Let’s Make Room for Conversation
  • Wednesday: Mary Gergen,”Spin” and Social Constructionism: Can I Tell the Truth?
  • Thursday: Jane Magruder Watkins, The Power of the Global Conversation
  • Friday: Dawn Dole, Jane Watkins and Bob Cottor, Making a Difference in our Worlds: Bringing it Home
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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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