Learning Conversations

International Network for Systemic Transactional Analysis[1]

 „TA means co-creating realities through human communication“. Bernd Schmid

What is Learning conversations?
International network for mutual professional  learning
Systemic approach – the chosen meta perspective on professionalism and reality
Organizational orientation – beyond individuals reaching into organizational cultures
Meeting of Cultures  -countries, schools, professional fields, societies, styles etc.
Local: personal presence on invitation by initiators
Global: sharing and exchange through media  – open for everybody
Enterprise and Experiment

• No fees! Low cost! Sponsored by donations.
• No business – open source exchange
• No formal organization, no commitees, no member status.

 Oxford 2011
Learning Conversations started in Oxford 2011. Rosemary Napper invited TA-professionals  to international workshops on systemic TA with Bernd Schmid[2].

Participants came from all application fields and wished to build up a community for further learning on the systemic approach including perspectives on Organisational TA. For all TA fields and professionals, already working in the organizational field and interested to go beyond TA in organisations.

Heidelberg 2012
An first experimental design on Learning Communications was realized in Heidelberg 2012.  In July around 45 professionals from 8 countries met as a learning community. After a phase of becoming familiar with each other, colleagues gave short inputs, which were discussed in fluid subgroups.

Besides people present, there was interaction with the outside world through video-live-stream and internet communication. To learn more about this was a substantial part of the experiment, because a mixed-media-learning-conversations-format should be developed. The aim: to initiate and coordinate local learning conversation events worldwide. Impressions, videos, presentations, materials form Heidelberg are free accessible under www.learningconversations.org. .

Florence 2013
The new format worked fine and we a lot was learned to developed further the didactic of learning conversations. The next Learning conversations event is in Florence 2013.
From October 11th to 13th a invited group plus staff will be hosted locally by Sylvie Rossi.

The focus is Culture of Systems

This is a small international event for transactional analysts, mostly working in the organizational field who are interested in developing a systemic perspective and approach in their own work. The event is organized as an “open space ” rather than with a conference format so as to provide much space for participants for sharing practice, discussing and dialoguing  with the intent of developing theory of practice and building relationships. You are interested in an invitation? Please contact the initiators via esylros@gmail.com

[1] Initiated by Rosemary Napper, UK and Bernd Schmid GER,
sponsored and administrated by Schmid – foundation, Heidelberg Germany

[2]  Videos of presentations, demonstrations and discussions are free available. Contact schmid@isb-w.de

Learning Conversations 2012 – Impression

How to garden a Community? (planning vs. emergence)

Around this questions we arranged a short trailer, which is looking back to the past days in Heidelberg, to give you an impression of the ambience, the style of dealing with each other and the location.

Last but not least, we will serve you more content via (nearly uncutted) recorded Video-Interviews with Rosemary Napper, Gunther Schmid, Günther Mohr, Helen Ross and random participants about insights and perceptions in the next days.

Enjoy it :-)

PS: Do you have some notes for our Titanpad? – here is the URL http://titanpad.com/learningconversations