Relational Coordination Collaborative

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Key Dates

  • Thursday, September 8, 2022 - Submission Deadline
  • Thursday, September 15, 2022 - Notification of Acceptance
  • Friday, October 28, 2022 - Speakers Submit Presentation Materials 
  • November 4-November 5, 2022 - RCC Roundtable 2022 in Boston, MA


To solve the challenges we face today, multi-level systems change is needed more than ever. At every level of our systems, however, relationships are broken and in need of rebuilding. How can we “flip the narrative” to see our differences as valuable resources for problem solving? How can we leverage the rich information offered by our differences to find systemic solutions and achieve desired outcomes for all participants? What role does leadership play in bridging across these differences? Join us November 4 and 5 in Boston for the 12th Annual RCC Roundtable - with additional workshops on November 6 - to share your work and to learn from others.


We welcome submissions from multiple disciplines and methodologies. Presentations will be given in an interactive session or poster session with opportunities for discussion. We invite abstracts based on work that is completed or in progress on the following topics:
  • Professional and Social Identities.  Building relational coordination across intersecting professional and social identities to achieve desired outcomes for multiple stakeholders (led by Wale Olaleye, Brandeis University)
  • Worker Voice and Worker Well-Being.  Connecting across racial, ethnic, gender, occupational and power differences to achieve worker voice, fair pay and worker well-being (led by Yaminette Diaz-Linhart, MIT Sloan)
  • Strengthening Healthcare Networks.  Strengthening networks across healthcare systems, community organizations, and public health to address social determinants of health and deliver high value care (led by Jody Hoffer Gittell, Brandeis University)
  • Relational Ecosystems.  Building relationships across diverse stakeholders in ecosystems to solve grand social challenges like climate change, pandemics, affordable healthcare, poverty and hunger (led by Ina Sebastian, MIT Center for Information Systems Research)
  • Resilient Communities.  Building relationships across differences to build inclusive, safe and resilient communities (led by Brenda Bond and Lauren Hajjar, Suffolk University)

You may also submit a set of 3 or 4 abstracts with a common theme to be presented together in the same session. 

Abstract Specifications

Word limit: 500 words (not including the title and author[s]).
Content: Abstract should provide a concise summary of your project, the context, the methodology, and key findings (or expected findings).
Electronic submission form: Please submit your abstract via the electronic submission form.


For each accepted abstract, presenter(s) will be notified of the designated presentation format:
Oral presentation: 15- to 20-minute oral presentation
Short presentation: 5-minute oral presentation
Poster presentation


All presenters are required to register for the RCC Roundtable. For more information on registration, please go to RCC Roundtable 2022 Registration. Please contact us for scholarship opportunities at

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