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2019 ROUNDTABLE Designing the Future: The Relational Science of Intentional Change

Catalyst HTI, Denver, Colorado US

Keynote Speakers:

Christi Zuber
Founder & Managing Director, Aspen Labs
Executive Director, Innovation Learning Network

David Sloan Wilson
SUNY Distinguished Professor Biology and Anthropology, Binghamton University


Can we get better at creating positive change intentionally, as individuals, organizations, communities, institutions, and countries, through mindful attention to the consequences of our actions? How can we embrace unintended consequences that add value, and better anticipate those that destroy value? To do so is likely to require approaches - such as human-centered design, systems thinking, collective action, and relational coordination - that are inclusive and mindful of interdependence. Roundtable presenters shared how this process works within and between organizations in healthcare, education, community safety and private industry, in the face of growing inequality and deepening divisions. 

2018 ROUNDTABLE Relational Dynamics of Multi-Level Systems Change

Harvard Graduate School of Education and Boston City Hall

Keynote Speakers:
Phil Thompson, City of New York
Amy Edmondson, Harvard Business School 

Host Committee: Jean Bartunek (Boston College), Brenda Bond (Suffolk University), Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld (Brandeis University), Anne Douglass (UMASS Boston), Amy Edmondson (Harvard Business School), Tina Foster and Marjorie Godfrey (Dartmouth Institute Microsystem Academy), Lynn Garvin (Boston University/Veterans Administration Boston), Jody Hoffer Gittell and Tanya Allain (RCRC), Donald Goldmann (Harvard School of Medicine/IHI), Monica Higgins (Harvard Graduate School of Education), Thomas Kochan (MIT Sloan School of Management), Kimberly Lucas (Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics), Saleema Moore (RC Analytics), Rajesh Sampath (Brandeis University) and Julius Jong Yang (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)

2017 ROUNDTABLE Creating Change Through Trust-Based Relationships

The Metropolitan University College, Copenhagen, Denmark

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Michele Williams, University of Iowa
Dr. Ed Schein, MIT Sloan School of Management

Host Committee: Søren Bjerregaard Kjær (Team Working Life), Carsten Hornstrup (Joint Action), Jody Hoffer Gittell, Tanya Allain and Lauren Hajjar (RCRC)

2016 ROUNDTABLE Transforming Relationships for High Performance

Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, Oregon US

Keynote Speaker:
Tim Vogus, Vanderbilt University

Host Committee: Joan Resnick and Eliana Temkin (Kaiser Permanente Northwest), Kathryn McDonald (Stanford Health Policy), Joanne Beswick and Jody Hoffer Gittell (Heller School, Brandeis University), Brenda Zierler (University of Washington)

2015 ROUNDTABLE Healthy and Thriving Workplaces and Communities - The Role of Relational Coordination

New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York, NY US

Keynote Speakers: Kathryn Ruscitto, St. Joseph’s Health System

Sponsored by: Salus Global

Host Committee: Erica Foldy (NYU Wagner), Marcia Mayfield and Susan Wasstrom (1199 SEIU/League Labor Management Project), Michele Williams (Cornell University) & Deborah Friedman (New York City Mayor's Office of Labor Relations)

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