ALARA 2014 Australasian Conference

EventsALARA 2014 Australasian Conference

Action Learning, Action Research Association Inc
2014 Australasian Conference


In conjunction with CultureShift Pty Ltd
,

invite you to the

2014 ALARA Conference

Starting from Here: Self Determination as Functional Reform

A Bi-eventful conference with two Themes. Download program here.

Meaningful change on pressing social issues will come only through processes of design, implementation and learning that engage those with a stake in the situation. Self-determination is the driver for sustainable reform of purpose, and methodology its bedrock.

BOOKING BELOW    DEADLINE 6th November

The conference is designed for practitioners in the public, corporate, community and academic sectors working toward social and environmental justice in these demanding times. It will engage deeply with theories of practice in participatory research, to support emergent practice within the field. We celebrate the spirit of grass roots tenacity thriving amidst the realities of ideological shifts and economic austerity. The conference will open theory and practice, contextualising participatory research methods through experiential learning.

THE CONFERENCE CYCLES: There are TWO x 2-day events, at the Quaker retreat centre Silver Wattle, located on the shores of Weereewa, a traditional meeting place and ancient ephemeral lake just north of Canberra. We begin with dinner, on the evening before Day 1, and a welcome to participants and to the streams of participatory methodologies present.

About Day 1: Open Space. Be part of initiating conversations with co-learners and our AR specialists.  Expect to be understood and challenged in unexpected ways.  Join in collective reflection on the challenges and opportunities emerging around the conference theme. 

About Day 2: Design and test AR and AL methodologies. Taking a true-to-life scenario, an Action Research Design Team of three experienced practitioners from across the Asia-Pacific region, in full view of the conference participants, will develop an AR/AL design and co-facilitate its implementation with you as participants.  You will experience the chosen methodologies in action, and be part of debriefing the impact of that design.  We will run this cycle three times on Day 2, from initial engagement with the target sector, through the responses and choices participation generates.  With the Design Team, you will contribute to solving the methodological challenges as they arise.  
This is a small conference - we have space for 40 participants only for each theme. BOOK BY 6th November

ALARA Members                          $595

Non-ALARA Members                    $740 (includes one year's membership of ALARA)

Concessional ALARA Members         $395 (full time students or annual income <$20,000)

Concessional Non-ALARA Members   $490 (full time students or annual income <$20,000, includes one year's membership of ALARA)
 

And email events [at] alarassociation.org. Speak with Susan Goff, +61 (0) 409 139634 to discuss the conference format, or with our conference organiser, Helena Read +61 (0) 400 062930 about the venue and booking arrangements.

One page flyer.  Who is navigating?   What does "functional reform" mean?  The Research Design Teams  Bob Dick on AR   Margaret Riel on AR   Where we are meeting - Weereewa.  Why focus on methodology?

Registration includes:

  • All sessions over two days of your chosen theme
  • An opening event on the evening before the first day (but buy your own meal)
  • Morning and afternoon teas and lunch on both days of the event
  • All Conference materials

Please select your Conference theme and dates when registering. Accommodation is available at the venue, and at nearby hotels - see document attached below.

BOOK HERE:  All prices are in Australian dollars. Please use a suitable converter (such as XE Currency Converter) to convert to your local currency.

ALARA Members                          $595

Non-ALARA Members                    $740 (includes one year's membership of ALARA)

Concessional ALARA Members         $395 (full time students or annual income <$20,000)

Concessional Non-ALARA Members   $490 (full time students or annual income <$20,000, includes one year's membership of ALARA)
 

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