Sam Nightingale, E-Communitations Manager at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, writes:
At the heart of our work has always been the commitment to impart the learning derived from our research, evaluation, consultancy and professional development gained over the last 64 years. Having an orientation that responds and learns from both traditions and history our work is also very much situated in contemporary practice. A growing and significant aspect of that practice is the world of digital dissemination and dialogue. The possibilities of Web 2.0 have created an amazing opportunity to think beyond the written paper as a tool for sharing and learning; alongside text, podcasts, videos and multimedia presentations now frequently feature as we search the Internet for new information. With this in mind, the resources we are making available in 'Lectures and other Presentations' harness such technologies.
So what will you find in 'Lectures and other Presentations'? TIHR staff and associates are engaged with evaluation and action research, organisational development and change consultancy, executive coaching, Group Relations and professional development; they continually produce high-quality, informative and ground breaking papers, presentations and lectures that are delivered to audiences worldwide. We are proud of this work, and through 'Lectures and other Presentations' we want to use the new media to share this knowledge and learning with the wider community.
Some of the current presentations include:
'An Introduction to Complexity Theory' – a video recording of Eliat Aram’s talk on Complexity Theory, presented as part of the TIHR lunchtime talk series.
'Understanding the Psychology of Regulation' – a paper by Mannie Sher, presented at Centre for Parliamentary Studies’ International Regulatory Affairs Symposium.
'Kurt Lewin: ‘Field Theory Rule' – the second part of a four-part series by Jean Neumann summarising selected Lewinian principles.
In the future we hope that participatory information sharing will develop even further, each presentation provides the opportunity for keeping dialogue fresh and active by creating the space for visitors to add their own comments and thoughts – we hope you will come and join the conversation.