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Tuesday, 06 July 2021 07:57

Taos Forum Call: Now I see a Person

Here are the details of another forum call I hosted on June 25th:

REMINDER!!

Dear Taos Associates,

You are invited to a Forum Call with Susan Swim and her colleagues from Now I See a Person.

Revisiting Process Ethics: Participating and Co-Creating Intimacy in Client-Therapist Relationships

June 25, at 12:00 - 1:30 PM US Eastern time

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Paul Leslie will host this Forum Call with Dr. Susan Swim and her colleagues from Now I See a Person. You may also invite a guest to join you for this Forum Call, perhaps a colleague or student.

From Susan:

In 2001, I asked Ken, Harlene, Tom, Sally, Dan, Faith and Giselle to accompany me in writing on Process Ethics (Journal of Systemic Therapies 2001).

Now I See A Person Institute was created on these premises of “Ethically Generated Relationships”. Every conversation whether at the ranch or via zoom, due to the pandemic, celebrates honesty, genuine caring, seeing a person rather than a diagnosis, trust, humility, and humanness. Our “clients” see us as people as we do them. People come to be with us, a team of therapists, hopeless and suffering and we meet them in a space of genuine caring, pure listening, attempting to see, hear, understand, and be always client led.

In our previous forum calls we have sought to present and highlight these client voices in our evidence-based research. In this call we wish to share our voices, in the collective “we” which leads to what we now call "Extraordinarily Normal Lives".

Susan has also shared a number of references as pre-reading. Please take this opportunity to read through some of these in anticipation of the call.

References:

  1. Journal of Systemic Therapies. Special Edition on Process Ethics Vol 20, No. 4 2001. (https://guilfordjournals.com/toc/jsyt/20/4 )
  2. Mad In America. Now I See A Person: A New Model for Breaking Free of Mental Health Labels.  https://www.madinamerica.com/2021/01/now-i-see-person-new-model-breaking-free-mental-health-labels/
  3. Swim, S. (2020). "Colleen’s Healing Journey." Metalogos Systemic Therapy Journal(38). (https://www.metalogos-systemic-therapy-journal.eu/en/current%20issue)
  4. Swim, S., et al. (2020). "Extraordinarily Normal: A Journey of Breaking Free from the Limits of Labels." Metalogos Systemic Therapy Journal(38). (https://www.metalogos-systemic-therapy-journal.eu/en/current%20issue )

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please keep that email as it contains your unique link to join the call. 

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Paul Leslie, PhD

www.paulleslie.net

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Associate of the Taos Institute (https://www.taosinstitute.net/paul-leslie)

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Monday, 19 April 2021 08:32

Hosting TAOS Forum calls

As I was reviewing my emails and Taos Institute documentation, I noted that I have completed a number of calls, welcomes of new members and other activities. In addition to the one I posted previously, here are a few more highlights:

Hosting Forum Calls:

You are invited to a forum call with Peter Whitehouse on: Intergenerational Futuring

Wednesday, September 16th, 12:00 – 1:00 PM (ET / New York Time).

With Peter Whitehouse

Host – Paul Leslie

Intergenerational Futuring is about creative dialogue about the past and present in service of a better more sustainable future.  Intergeneratively synthesizing concepts like transdisciplinarity, relational learning, social construction, narrative, Big History, Deep Time, integrative health, interprofessional practice, deep bioethics, cognitive neuroscience and the transmedia arts is essential to creating and enacting social transformation. It challenges dominant neoliberal economics and politics and unbridled faith in rationality and science, like scientism  An example is the InterHub as part of the Presencing Institute, especially their GAIA (Global Activation of Intention and Action)  project  where our intention is “Learning to take intergenerational action together to re-enchant civilization.”

Key question for introductions: What idea or activity inspires you as essential to creating a better, more sustainable future?


 You are invited to a Forum Call for Taos Associates with Haesun Moon.

Host: Paul Leslie

November 19th, at 10:00 – 11:00 AM EST (New York).

Show me: The Evidence of Social Construction

 In studying communications, we often focus on the contents of what people say rather than what the content does. If you work with people as a counselor, therapist, trainer, coach, or other capacity, the question goes beyond what do we say and what do they say. It becomes more about what does the conversation do?

In this brief forum call, you will get to experiment with a simple heuristic of interaction - Dialogic Orientation Quadrant - to see how social construction may be made visible in your work.

Key questions for discussion:

  • Think back on a conversation that had a positive effect on you - whether it motivated, inspired, comforted, encouraged, or even challenged you to think differently. What was it about the interaction that contributed to the positive effects?
  • How do you teach others to “do it"?

 You are invited to a Forum Call with Dr. Saliha Bava.

Hyperlinked Identities: A Generative Resource in a Divisive World

April 22, at 10:00 - 11:00 AM US Eastern time

Paul Leslie will host this Forum Call with Dr. Saliha Bava. You may also invite a guest to join you for this Forum Call, perhaps a colleague or student.

Saliha asks:

How do we perform our identities when we are navigating systems that are not in alignment for us? What relational practices do we call forth to help us coordinate the contradictions of everyday life so as to not live a life of complicitness? Or is that even doable?

Saliha will invite us into this conversation by sharing the making of the concept of hyperlinked identity as her way to traverse this tension, or what Homi Bhabha (1994) refers to as ambivalence, i.e. the fluctuating relationship between complicity and resistance as a colonized subject.

Saliha also shares her work on the hyperlinked identity in the attached draft chapter. Please feel free to read this in anticipation of the call.

Does this resonate with you? Please join the conversation.

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Thursday, 11 February 2021 08:01

Hosting a TAOS Forum Call

Taos Associates

Forum Call

February 12, at

12:00 - 1:00 PM

US Eastern time

 

Taos Associates are invited to join in this Forum Call

with Cees Hoogenkijk as he shares his work in progress:

Organizational Generativity from Conceptual Framework to Future Forming Practice

Paul Leslie will host this Forum Call inviting Taos Associates to be in conversation with Cees Hoogenkijk and his colleagues.

OD and AI practitioner Cees Hoogendijk is working on his Ph.D. regarding Organizational Generativity. Learn about the work so far, and then engage with each other as we explore, share reflections, examples and possible new ways to look at this research.

Watch the video at this link:

(https://www._-_-_-_-)

in which Cees presents his conceptual framework Organizational Generativity (OG) at the 2020 AoM Conference, and the corresponding Five Drivers for Life-Giving Organization Development:

  • Intentionality
  • Processuality
  • Performativity
  • Serendipity
  • Procreativity

His next step addresses the question of how to bring these five qualities to (organizational) life.

Key Questions for Discussion

Cees is in the process of designing an 'engaged future forming inquiry' to explore and discover a trajectory for organizational actors to serve as an agency for the OG drivers to become manifest. This TAOS Forum Call is a great opportunity to enrich his emerging ideas and to practice engaged scholarship.

Does this resonate with you? Please join the conversation.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please keep that email as it contains your unique link to join the call. 

You may also invite a guest to join you for this Forum Call, perhaps a colleague or student.

 
 
Published in Teaching and Learning
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 19:01

Narratives of Learning - Forum Call - Feb 2019

Teaching in higher education can be a lonely endeavor. Practitioners often hold teaching positions for years without ever having a colleague examine or give meaningful feedback on their teaching practice. Great discussions are held on what to teach, when to teach, who to teach, and the date of an exam, but we often do not challenge each other on how to teach. Reflective teaching practice, grounded in social construction, can offer a starting point for such conversations.

To provide some background, please have a look at the following paper: http://ojs.aupress.ca/irrodltest/index.php/irrodl/article/view/2827


In our article on Portfolio Approach to Learning (Leslie & Camargo-Borges, 2017), I argued that to make our ideas clear to our community, we need to be able to create representations of those ideas through a model I called a ‘narrative of learning’, as shown in Figure 1.

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Figure 1

By doing so, we are able to better represent our ideas. We can better capture the concurrent processes along with the consecutive, the misaligned and the understated in order to present a more coherent notion of our particular narrative.

Once captured, the narrative of learning then becomes a discrete object.

  • We can view that object with a much greater sense of objectivity and agree with and point out criticisms of it much more readily.
  • We can physically (virtually) move it around within presentations, reuse it and share with our friends.

At this point, we move beyond the narrative of learning and begin to generate new narratives as shown in Figure 2. The construction of knowledge in this manner is often in an intentional or prepared environment such as a class or other forum. 

narrative constructionFigure 2

A first question for today is: how do we enable educators to share narratives of learning, in any form, and apply them to their particular teaching context? For example, we are instituting a peer and summative observation of teaching process. Can this be a forum for sharing such approaches? How might this work?


At the end of the paper, I discuss the notion of the "community echo", as shown in Figure 3. This arises when we put our thoughts out into our community via an open forum or social media of some form and then receive unsolicited feedback.

community echo
Figure 3

Another question I have today is, how do we continue the community of inquiry outside the intentional forum and allow our wider community in to see what we are doing? How do we elicit the “Community Echo” in order to support each others’ reflective practice?


Topic: Taos Institute Associates - Forum Call with Paul Leslie “Constructing a teaching practice”

When: Thurs. Feb 28, 2019 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting: _____

Taos Forum Calls are offered by and for Taos Associates, and organized by the Taos Institute Associates Council (TIAC). They include a presentation, sometimes a recommended advance reading, and an opportunity for discussion. On Thursday Feb 28th, Paul Leslie will be presenting "Constructing a Teaching Practice". This promises to be a generative presentation and discussion, and we look forward to seeing you join us. You do need to register in advance for these Forum Calls - see the end of the message for link.

Constructing a Teaching Practice (Feb 28 10 am Eastern Time US/Can): Paul Leslie

Teaching in higher education can be a lonely endeavor. Practitioners often hold teaching positions for years without ever having a colleague examine or give meaningful feedback on their teaching practice. Great discussions are held on what to teach, when to teach, who to teach, and the date of an exam, but we often do not challenge each other on how to teach. Reflective teaching practice, grounded in social construction, can offer a starting point for such conversations.

To provide some background, please have a look at the following paper: http://ojs.aupress.ca/irrodltest/index.php/irrodl/article/view/2827


Paul Leslie is an Assistant Professor at Ross University School of medicine where he works in faculty development in the area of teaching and learning. Currently he is designing graduate and certificate programs for medical educators. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor for Queens University in Canada where he teaches online in the Professional Masters Of Education Program. Paul became a Taos associate in 2015 and was the first Taos graduate from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

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