Join an International Research Project:
From strangers to collaborators
You are invited to participate in a Research & Practice Project with Valerie Malhotra Bentz, Ph.D., Professor, Fielding Graduate University, and Krzysztof Konecki, Ph.D., Professor University of Lodz, Poland and James Maddirala, Professor University of the Virgin Islands. The focus of the research is on the phenomenon of being a stranger while building collaboration across cultures.
Video competition: Centre for Intercultural Dialogue
The Center for Intercultural Dialogue announces its second annual video competition—open to students enrolled in any college or university during spring 2019—on the theme “How do social media influence intercultural dialogue?”
Conference: Inspired by difference
The annual European Conference of the Organizational Development Network will be held from 8 to 10 May, 2019 in Amsterdam. The conference in 2019 is focused on how we are, and can be, inspired by difference at individual, group, organisational, wider social and community levels.
Special issue: Action research
In this special issue of Action Research, the editors are ushering in a new emphasis for the journal in support of a more sustainable world. They introduce a first and special issue on climate change transformations to illustrate action research for transformations. This is available free at
Workshop: From strangers to collaborators
Experience an intensive somatics workshop and research symposium to be held in in the Faculty of Economics and Sociology, University of Lodz, Poland from May 13 to May 17, 2019. Understand the foundations of somatics, phenomenology and communicative leadership in raising consciousness for social and ecological justice.
Wasserman, I.C. (2018) Participants as collaborators: Coordinated management of meaning (CMM) as collaborative research method. In Booysen, L, et al (Eds.) Handbook of research methods in diversity management, equality and inclusion at work. Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 247-269.
Rascon, N. A., & Littlejohn, S. W. (2017). Coordinated management of meaning (CMM): A research manual. Chagrin Falls, OH: Taos Institute Publications
Kim Pearce & Marit Eikaas Haavimb (2018) CosmoKidz: Teaching Children Response-Abilities in Their Relationships.” Special issue: Systemic Work in Schools, Context, 156.
Parker, P., Hall, D.T., Kram, K.E. & Wasserman, I.C. (2018) Peer Coaching at work: Principles and Practices. Stanford University Press.
Available at http://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=26410