Constructing Worlds: Copenhagen 20-23 August 2009

Constructing Worlds – on language, learning and leadership

Innovative and co-creating conference

It will be an innovative and co-creative event, with a starting point in social constructionist, systemic, and appreciative ideas and practices, as they have emerged across a variety of fields.

The present conference is specifically designed to bring together professionals and students in:

•    Organizational leadership

•    The helping professions (therapy, social work, and counseling)

•    Teaching and Learning

Inspiring speakers

We want to inspire, motivate and enable you to create better practices and theory through professional development, networking and through the most inspiring and innovative speakers and workshop facilitators.

Among many others you will meet:

Kenneth Gergen, author of “the Saturated Self”

Theme: Relational Ethics

Christine Oliver from University of London and Carsten Hornstrup from MacMann Berg

Theme: Systemic Leadership – Developing Organisational Reflexivity

Malene Dinesen from NovaBerg and Thomas Johansen from MacMann Berg

Theme: Innovative Evaluation

Sheila McNamee, author of “Relational Responsibility”

Theme: Transformative Dialogue

Jane Watkins, author of “Appreciative Inquiry: Change at the Speed of Imagination”

Theme: Developments in Appreciative Inquiry

Reinhard Stelter from Coaching Psychology Unit, University of Copenhagen

Theme: Coaching Psychology in Narrative Perspective

Mary Gergen, author of “Toward a New Psychology of Gender”

Theme: Positive Aging

Harlene Anderson, author of “Collaborative Therapy”

Theme: The Power of Collaborative Process

Dan Wulff and Sally St. George from University of Calgary

Theme: Collaboration and Community

The conference is organized with a mix of presentations, active workshops and Open Space, to give you a mix of updated input and active sharing and learning. See full conference program here

Constructing Worlds is a Taos Institute conference in collaboration with MacMann Berg.


August 20th and 23rd, 2009


DKK 6.500 + VAT

US$ 1.110 + VAT (regulated according to rate of exchange)

Euro 880 + VAT (regulated according to rate of exchange)

Conference Program

See full program here


Constructing Worlds Conference will be held at the new DGI-byen conference centre in Copenhagen, Denmark. DGI-byen is located right behind Copenhagen’s Central Station, and is a dynamic and innovative meeting place. The interior design of the building is modern with colourful artwork on the walls, representing the dynamic urban look of Copenhagen.

Read more about DGI-byen here…

More information

Read more about the conference under: thoughts behind the conference, speakers and workshops, program, sign-up for Constructing Worlds and collaborations.

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