2020 RCRC Roundtable

2020 RCRC Roundtable Nov 4-6

Building a Relational Society
Through Multilevel Systems Change

VIRTUAL EVENT | November 4-6, 2020

At the 10th Annual Roundtable...

We will explore transformational change as it is playing out in the health, education, public safety and commercial sectors. We invite you to join us as we seek to understand and build a relational society. 

Our well-being at every phase of life is determined by our relationships. Organizations can help to build a relational society by cultivating relational coordination internally and in their communities -- helping to achieve desired outcomes such as well-being, quality, efficiency, profitability and innovation -- for their stakeholders.

With the timing of this year's Roundtable, the US election has taken center stage in the world's response to the pandemic, systemic racism, growing inequality and climate change. This is a moment of reckoning. At this important moment, join us to strategize and orient ourselves to the compelling needs of our times. Relational Society is a new idea, providing a framework to address much needed multilevel transformational change. No matter the outcome of the election, there will be much to discuss through the lens of Building a Relational Society.
As the world around us transitions to virtual work, we are proud to work with an international community of researchers and practitioners who have been collaborating virtually for over a decade. This experience has allowed us to develop expertise in facilitating interactive and engaging virtual meetings. 

We are excited to have the opportunity to bring our expertise in virtual meetings to this year's very special 10th Annual RCRC Roundtable!


Keynote Speakers

Elizabeth Teisberg, PhD
Cullen Trust for Higher Education Distinguished University Chair in Value-Based Care,
Dell Medical School and the McCombs School of Business

Professor Elizabeth Teisberg is co-creator of the concept of value-based health care delivery. She wrote the game-changing Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-Based Competition on Results with Michael E. Porter. Teisberg now leads the Value Institute for Health and Care, which conducts research on transforming strategy, culture, measurement, and payment to enable high-value health care. In addition to serving on the leadership team at Dell Medical School, Teisberg also serves as senior associate at Harvard’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness.

Rushika Fernandopulle, MD, MPP
CEO and Cofounder, Iora Health

Rushika Fernandopulle is a practicing physician and co-founder and CEO of Iora Health, a venture backed, national de-novo primary care group based in Boston MA. He was the first Executive Director of the Harvard Interfaculty Program for Health Systems Improvement, and Managing Director of the Clinical Initiatives Center at the Advisory Board Company. He is a member of the Albert Schweitzer, Ashoka, Aspen, and Salzburg Global Fellowships, and is co-author or editor of several publications including Health Care Policy, a textbook for physicians and medical students, and Uninsured in America: Life and Death in the Land of Opportunity. He serves on the staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital, on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, and on the boards of Families USA and the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Care. He earned his AB, MD, and MPP (Masters in Public Policy) from Harvard University, and completed his clinical training at the University of Pennsylvania and the Massachusetts General Hospital. 


We recognize that time to connect with one another is what our amazing community values most about the Roundtable and we are designing the event to maximize this time together.

Roundtable Details 

  • Post US election discussion
  • Presentations complemented with live streaming facilitated discussion sessions for Q&A and conversation with presenters and our participants 
  • Visit colleagues around the world to see how leaders are Building a Relational Society in their communities
  • Connect with colleagues in the virtual lobby between sessions
  • Preview the library of video presentations about new relational coordination projects and findings - shared in advance to view at your own pace
  • Downloadable slides, materials and note taking guides
  • Optional workshops

Who Should Attend 

  • Researchers and practitioners who want to change how their organizations work
  • Those who want to help other organizations change how they work together


  • Learn from industry leaders, researchers and change agents who are using the transformative approach of relational coordination in their work 
  • Discover how to determine organizational readiness for change
  • Learn how to utilize tools to collect and analyze data to improve organizational effectiveness  
  • Learn how to socialize relational coordination within an organization and how to share findings with key stakeholders
  • Become an agent of change 


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“Much of the content resonated with me, so much so that I found it very hard to choose between one breakout session and the next... As always, I found the mix of research and practice enriched the learning.”

- 2019 Roundtable Participant