2020 RCRC Roundtable

Building a Relational Society
Multilevel Systems Change

The InterContinental Hotel
Austin, TX
November 4-8, 2020
Abstracts Due: July 1, 2020 5pm ET



Key Dates
7/1, 5:00 PM ET:  Abstracts Due
7/26:  Notification of Acceptance
Through 6/25, 5:00 PM ET:  Early Registration Rates Apply
6/26 - 11/6:  Regular Registration Rates Apply
10/20:  Registration Cancellation Deadline
11/4:  Pre-Conference Welcoming Activities
11/5 & 11/6:  Conference & Keynotes (Schedule)
11/7 & 11/8:  Optional Workshops 

About the Roundtable

As our world becomes more interdependent, organizations are challenged to manage this interdependence. We need a human movement. We need organizations that foster relational coordination, inclusion and belonging. By doing so, organizations can better achieve their desired outcomes - well-being, quality, efficiency, profitability and innovation - for their stakeholders.

There are health and economic advantages to building a relational society, in addition to our survival as a species. Our well-being at every phase of our life cycle is determined by the kinds of relationships we have. As Adam Smith argued, we need moral sentiments and an effective public sector in order to support a high functioning economy. Organizations can help to build a relational society by cultivating relational coordination internally and in their communities. 

There is a substantial body of empirical evidence showing that relational coordination - coordinating work through relationships of shared goals, shared knowledge and mutual respect - improves outcomes for organizations and their stakeholders. When we cultivate it at three levels - micro, meso and macro - relational coordination can support a much-needed transformational change.

macro meso micro systemAt the 10th Annual Roundtable, we will explore this transformational change as it is playing out in the health, education, public safety and commercial sectors. We have chosen Texas to honor Southwest Airlines for its role in inspiring the theory of relational coordination. The Roundtable will be hosted by our colleagues at Dell Medical School, the Value Institute, the University of Texas Austin, and Southwest Airlines, in the heart of Austin, a fun city that is one of the fastest growing in the United States.

At the 2020 RCRC Roundtable in Austin, we invite you to come and explore with us as we seek to understand and build a relational society!


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