This is slow conferencing. It is a participatory event stretching over three days for people who want to reflect with others, have deep dialogue and walk and talk by the shores of Lake Windermere. It is a place for reflexive practitioners - especially those interested in systemic, social constructionist, dialogical, narrative, appreciative and collaborative ways of inquiring. This event is for people working across the many leafy and overlapping branches of systemic practice: organisational or team consultation, leadership, therapy, social work, education, coaching, social justice and community work.
The Summer School re-frames everyday reflexive practice as a form of collaborative action research. Of course, we are always reviewing what we do and imagining what else to try. This is the ethical backbone of systemic practice off which all else hangs. The Summer School provides a different space, one in which we can look again, as if for the first time, and see what we learn about our own practice, ourselves and each other. We do this through dialogue and connecting, using foreign and indigenous ways of knowing, through performance and play, and by just being in the stunning landscape of the English Lake District.
Hosted by the Professional Doctorate in Systemic Practice at the University of Bedfordshire. www.beds.ac.uk/pdsp
Please send a booking form - DOCX 41.3 KB whether you pay by BACS (no booking fee) or on Eventbrite (booking fee applies). Payment is required at the time of booking your place.
The fee includes attendance at the 3 day Summer School and includes lunches, refreshments and the conference dinner.
Accommodation is not included in the Summer School fee. There are a range of rooms available on site at Brathay Hall. Book by ringing them directly 015394 33041 and say you are booking for the Bedfordshire Spring School to get the special rate. There are also many hotels and bed and breakfasts in nearby Ambleside, a 10 - 15 minute walk from Brathay Hall. Have a look at Tripadvisor for reviews and recommendations in Ambleside.
Book for the Bedfordshire International Spring School: systemicsummer.eventbrite.co.uk
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For all the information you need on how to apply for a research degree and to make sure you fulfil the entry requirements visit our 'How to apply' page
You should have a good honours degree (2:1 or above) or masters degree or equivalent in the relevant subject area.
International applicants should be aware of our English language requirements