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Colloquium and Holiday Party


Discovering What Counts in Consultation: Exploring Authority and Identity

The program will open a dialogue about our experiences in consulting roles.  Our focus is on the relationship between the process of consultation and issues of authority & identity.

Presenters will offer short vignettes drawn from their experience during specific consultations, focusing on the intersection of authority & identity.  Paradoxical, intentional and unexpected directions resulting from these consultations will be explored.  What parts of our identity were revealed?  What parts were kept covered? What roles do the clients play in these situations, and how is their authority embedded into the choices we make as consultants?  And more…

The program will be participatory: Presenters will share their experiences Discovering What Counts in Consultation. Participants are encouraged to bring brief personal examples that raise questions or have generated hypotheses about the intersection between authority and identity.  The program will look at areas of overlap, lessons learned, questions about how these concepts relate and “best practices.”  

Mary McRae, Ed.D
Robert C. Whitehouse, MA

Howard A. Friedman, Ph.D 


11:00am-11:30am  |  Gather & Coffee
11:30am-12:45pm  |  Program Discussion
12:45pm-onward  |  Holiday Lunch



Earlier Event: July 7
Brand Launch
Later Event: April 27
Leadership, Learning & Change  |  New York, NY  |  An Affiliate of AKRI