“I believe that the immense and important task of personal and social evolution could be promote by explicit attention to what we are making together in the forms of communication in which we engage” ~ Barnett Pearce
2020 Learning Exchange: 12-13 September
Beyond Polarized Narratives
Including on-line sessions with our exciting range of new 2020 fellows
More information coming soon.
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Looking for a better way to manage the complexities and demands of 21st century social life?
Commentary and news
When does a critical moment become an inflection point? Up until now, we have heard many stories about racial injustices, and systemic inequality. Yet, despite all the stories, personal and public, all the books, articles, lectures, podcasts, and movies available, there has not been systemic change. Ilene Wasserman reflects on the current critical moments we are all experiencing and wonders if it is enough now. ... Read More
Humanity Rising Humanity Rising’s goal is to being communities together to empower young people to change the world, especially in matters to do with our climate crisis. Sergej van Middendorp describes his experience in participating in Humanity Rising and reflects on that from a CMM perspective. ... Read More
Congratulations to our 2020 CMMi fellows Our theme of “going beyond polarized narratives” attracted a number of timely proposals this year. It was hard to choose from such an exciting array and, in the end, we selected 11 new CMMi Fellows for 2020. ... Read More
Reflecting on our year We are excited about how we have responded to significant social challenges this year. Our end-of year reflection highlights our activities and invites your contribution. ... Read More
CosmoKidz in a Whole-of-School Trial Independence Leadership Academy in Louisiana has whole-heartedly embraced the CosmoKidz ethos, implementing CosmoKidz and deliberation activities throughout the school from pre-kindergarten to 4th grade. ... Read More
CosmoTweenz D’Club kids open their hands to help others We are already starting to observe the positive impacts of using our latest educational resource kit for tweens. Read how tweens in the D’Club, an after-school deliberation club based on CosmoKidz and Tweenz practices, are putting their learning to good use by raising funds for others in need. ... Read More
Our 2020 Learning Exchange The CMM Institute (CMMI) has been convening an annual Learning Exchange for close to 10 years. The Learning Exchange brings together practitioners, scholars and scholar-practitioners whose practice and research is informed by the Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM). We welcome people who are curious to exchange ideas for application of CMM theory, research, practice and education. Members of our community of practice find our gatherings renewing and inspiring, as well as, wonderful opportunities to build their professional networks. We hope you consider joining us this September 12-13 in Philadelphia for the next CMMI Learning Exchange.
Musing between the spaces Rik Spann uses music as a frame for understanding all manner of things. Here he offers some of his recent musings, provoked by the impact of the pandemic, on being, playing and talking in the spaces. ... Read More
Meet our newest board member: Susan Steen Susan Steen has recently joined the Board of the CMM Institute. She is an Assistant Professor of Cross-Cultural Communication at the Air Force Culture and Language Center (AFCLC) and has written an introduction to herself and how she has found CMM inspiring in her work and life. ... Read More
Robyn Penman named Honorary Life Associate of the CMM Institute The CMM Institute celebrates Robyn's outstanding scholarly achievements, consulting practice, and tireless service to the CMM community. ... Read More
Making Better Social Worlds: Reviews "Probably the most important book of our era!" "Makes dense concepts and technical vocabulary accessible." "Clear, useful and written for anyone who wants to expand their horizons and develop practices for making better socials worlds." "I’d relish conversing about each chapter with a group of upper-division undergraduates, grad students, or community members." ... Read More