RC Partner Cafes

At the RCRC Cafes, our partners come together virtually as a learning community of researchers and practitioners working on and studying organizational change. Featured partners present their work, lead a discussion about a topic of mutual interest or seek advice regarding a challenge they are facing with a specific initiative. Cafes are generally held on the third Thursday of each month unless otherwise noted and the schedule is arranged to provide convenient opportunities for partners in all time zones.

If you are an RCRC partner, view recordings of past RC Partner Cafes here.

2019 - 2020 Schedule

October 24, Thursday at 4 PM ET
Organizing Care through Hub and Spoke Models - The Role of Relational Coordination

November, Thursday at 10 AM ET
Engaging Communities in RC Interventions

December 12, Thursday at 4 PM ET
High-Reliability Organizing - Exploring Synergies with Relational Coordination

January 16, Thursday at 10 AM ET
Intervening to Improve the Patient Experience

February 20, Thursday at 4 PM ET
Community Health and Wellness - Building and Sustaining Capacity

March 19, Thursday at 10 AM ET
RC and Teaming - Substitutes or Complements for Coordinating Work in High Volatility Environments?

April 23, Thursday at 4 PM ET
Building Trust for Organizational Change

May 14, Thursday at 10 AM ET
Scoping Out the Work Process When Measuring Relational Coordination

June 18, Thursday at 4 PM ET
Relational Leadership

Propose a Discussion

Discussion leaders and presenters will continue to be added - please reach out to us if you have something to share about any of these topics! Interested in proposing a cafe topic?

Email us at RCRCinfo@brandeis.edu

The Agenda

A typical RC Partner Cafe follows the below agenda:

5 minutes: Welcome 

10 minutes: Brief check-in from each participant

40 minutes: Presentation and Discussion 

5 minutes: Wrap up

30 minutes: Optional partner networking

How to Join

Tanya Allain will send calendar invitations to all partners. All partners who wish to participate will need to register for the cafe. If you are not a partner but would like to join, please contact us, we are happy to allow you to join one cafe as a trial.

If you are not receiving the invitations and should be, please contact us at RCRCinfo@brandeis.edu