The Developmental Cafe: An Invitation to Global Webchats

by admin-sm on October 3, 2016

Action Inquiry Associates, in partnership with AR+ ActionResearchPlus, invite you to join us in online developmental capacity building web-chats. Designed for change agents seeking to address the big (and related small) issues of our time, we seek to discuss and grow the “action logic” adult development paradigm for those of us who work with the “wicked problems” we confront.

We bring a practical and scholarly approach so that participants are left after each web chat with: a deeper understanding of development; a sense of the value of being part of a community of inquiry/practice; a few useful ideas; and application “homework” that will enrich your coaching and change efforts before the next web chat.

Our first six web chats are intended as an experiment (and priced accordingly) so that we may learn together what our developmental community of inquiry/practice needs for our own development. To ensure continuity of the community of inquiry/practice, seats are limited (<25) to those who register for the series of six.

Suggested donation: $500 for all six web chats. Scholarships available upon request.


  • Thursday Nov 17, 2016 @ 11.00 pacific.
    Elaine Herdman Barker leading authority on profiling action logics & Dana Carman, executive coach.
    The Snout and Tail of Developmental Inquiry: What are we Moving to and from in our Practice?
  • Thursday January 12, 2017 @ 07.30 pacific.
    Hilary Bradbury & Bill Torbert, authors Eros/Power: Love in the Spirit of Inquiry (Integral Publishers, 2016).
    Eros as Development: Women & Men in a Primal Dance Toward Sustainable Cultural Evolution.
  • March 23rd @11.00 pacific.
    Chuck Palus. Center for Creative Leadership, collaborator with Action Inquiry Associates on the Transformations card deck. Developmental Transformations – Through Imagery and Interaction.
  • May 18th @ 07.30 pacific.
    Heidi Gutekunst, Teal CEO.
    Difficulties and Beauties of Making Teal Real.
  • July 27th @ 11AM pacific.
    Karen O’Brien, Nobel Peace Prize co-recipient.
    Climate Change: From Expert logics to Action Logics for Making Things Happen.
  • September 21st @ 07.30 AM pacific.
    Marie Pace, Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding Specialist.
    What is a Mature Approach to Conflict Engagement? Learnings from the Field.

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