RC Partner Cafes

All monthly discussions of research and practice will now be a part of the RC Partner Cafe series. The RC Cafe is not a typical webinar. Each month, RCRC partners come together virtually as a learning community of researchers and practitioners working on and studying organizational change. On RC Cafes, partners can present their work, lead a discussion about any 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 we rotate the time to provide convenient opportunities for partners in all time zones.

New this semester; we invite partners to stay on the call for 30 minutes after it ends to continue the conversation or share updates. Download a PDF calendar of the Spring Cafe schedule.

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 info@relationalcoordination.org.

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 info@relationalcoordination.org.

Spring 2019 Research & Practice Partner Cafe Schedule

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

January - Advances in Relational Technology

Thursday, January 17 at 10:00 - 11:00 am ET 

Optional continued discussion time from 11 - 11:30 am ET

Presenters/Discussion Leaders: Carmen De Pablos Heredero (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain), Benjamin Kragen (Brandeis University, USA) and Margot Tanner (The Walker Project, Switzerland)

  • LOCATION: RCRC ZOOM ONLINE MEETING PLATFORM
  • COST: FREE AND AVAILABLE TO RCRC PARTNERS ONLY
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  • KEYWORDS: RELATIONAL COORDINATION, TECHNOLOGY, HEALTH CARE, EDUCATION, RESEARCH, PRACTICE, EUROPE, USA 
As technology grows exponentially in all sectors, how does it impact the ways that we work together? Does it weaken relational coordination among staff and with their customers - or strengthen it? If we use a relational process to design and govern a new technology, might that technology be more supportive of relational coordination? There is a wide range of interest in the RCRC community on this topic both in research and in practice, and across multiple sectors including health care and education. Some have been engaged in this conversation for a long time, some are just beginning to grow curious – let’s discuss on our January Partner Cafe. All RCRC partners are welcome and we hope that you will join us! The café will be facilitated by Jody Hoffer Gittell, Executive Director of the RCRC. 
 
Please note that in past we have differentiated our “Research Webinars” and “RC in Practice Cafes.” This semester in the spirit of the RCRC mission of bringing together research and practice, we are combining both on what we are calling “RC Partner Cafes.” We have also added 30 minutes to the end of the discussion for people who want to remain on the line to talk further about the Cafe or anything else of interest! 

February Topic TBD

Thursday, February 28 at 4:00 pm ET

Optional continued discussion time from 5 - 5:30 pm ET

(4th Thursday of the month due to a school vacation week)

  • LOCATION: RCRC ZOOM ONLINE MEETING PLATFORM
  • COST: FREE AND AVAILABLE TO RCRC PARTNERS ONLY
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March - Relational Coordination in Supply Chains: Managing for Coordination and Equity

Thursday, March 21 at 10:00 am ET

Optional continued discussion time from 11 - 11:30 am ET

Presenters/Discussion Leaders: Vasilica Maria Margalina (Universidad Tecnica de Ambato, Ecuador) and Dana Minbaeva (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)

  • LOCATION: RCRC ZOOM ONLINE MEETING PLATFORM
  • COST: FREE AND AVAILABLE TO RCRC PARTNERS ONLY
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April - Supporting Change Teams in RC Change Initiatives

Thursday, April 18 at 4:00 pm ET

Optional continued discussion time from 5 - 5:30 pm ET

Presenters/Discussion Leaders: Julie Wilson (Institute for the Future of Learning, USA)

  • LOCATION: RCRC ZOOM ONLINE MEETING PLATFORM
  • COST: FREE AND AVAILABLE TO RCRC PARTNERS ONLY
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May - Assessing the Organizational Structures That Shape Relational Coordination

Thursday, May 16 at 10:00 am ET

Optional continued discussion time from 11 - 11:30 am ET

Presenters/Discussion Leaders: Jody Hoffer Gittell (Brandeis University, USA) and Jon Erik Børresen (Alaric, Norway)

  • LOCATION: RCRC ZOOM ONLINE MEETING PLATFORM
  • COST: FREE AND AVAILABLE TO RCRC PARTNERS ONLY
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