What if...


In the spirit of inquiry, our focus at this year's Forum, What if...  


(To borrow from John Carlisle, one of our Forum presenters in 2014)

An understanding of negotiation is more in need today at the top of organisations than ever before?


(To borrow from Myron Tribus, one of our Forum presenters in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005)

What we see depends on what we saw before we looked?


(To borrow from Glenna Gerard, one of our Forum presenters in 2014)

The power of inquiry as an entry point for new ways of perceiving, thinking, and engaging with the systems we inhabit and co-evolve is ageless?


(To borrow from Shel Rovin, one of our Forum presenters in 2007)
We are certain about uncertainty and boundary-lessness?


(To borrow from Ariane David, one of our Forum presenters in 2008, 201020112012, 2013, and 2014)

We could discern the differences between positional and non-positional thinking?


(To borrow from W. Edwards Deming)
Performance is caused by the system and not the individual?


(To borrow from Don McAlister, one of our Forum presenters in 2014)
The traditional "Body of Knowledge" approach to the training and development of Project Managers does not provide adequate context for the assimilation and effective application of the knowledge?


(To borrow from Tom Johnson, one of our Forum presenters in 2002, 2003, 2008, and 2011)
How the world we perceive works depends on how we think?


(To borrow from Kennan Kellaris Salinero, one of our Forum presenters in 2014)

The incremental additions to knowledge produced by the current pyramid structure of science, with extreme competition married to a kind of conservatism of thinking, will be insufficient to harness the growing demand for impactful work? 


(To borrow from Barnet Bain, one of our Forum presenters in 2012)
We are spect-actors and not spectators?


(To borrow from Bill Scherkenbach, one of our Forum presenters in 2014)

We could change for the better and also help others improve as well?


(To borrow from Barry Oshry, one of our Forum presenters in 2013)

Power is not a position, rather it is the potential of whatever position we are in?


(To borrow from Gipsie Ranney (quoting W. Edwards Deming), one of our Forum presenters in 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014)

Any theorem is true in its own world. But which world are we in? 


(To borrow from Russ Ackoff, one of our Forum presenters in 2005 and 2006)   

We focused on effectiveness before efficiency?


(To borrow from Eric Feldman, one of our Forum presenters in 2014)

Enforcement of corporate misconduct has never been more aggressive, resulting in the proliferation of corporate compliance departments throughout every industry?   


(To borrow from Ravi Roy, one of our Forum presenters in 2013 and 2014)

Building shared mental models and social capital among members and units within a given organization is the key to getting them to see themselves as parts of single whole? 


If you are open to the possibilities of inquiry on topics such as those listed above, we

invite you to join us in Los Angeles, California, from June 18th through 22nd, on the campus of California State University, Northridge (CSUN). This year, our ever timely focus will be;   



"Succeed with Inquiry: Insights, Knowledge, Action"

For more information, visit our 2014 Forum website or e-mail us at registrar@in2in.org.  Our Forum registration fee is $400 for our Weekend Conference.

If you are not able to attend our Weekend Conference, you are most welcome to attend any of our 14 Pre-Conference sessions, all free, with the exception of a $40 material fee for one (N - What We're Learning About the Brain).   Webcasting is also an option; find details at this link.   


Registration Deadlines

Register by Friday, June 13th to reserve a residence hall suite at CSUN 

Register by Thursday, June 19th to reserve our discounted rate at the Airtel Plaza Hotel 

Register by Monday, June 16th to attend any of our Pre-Conference sessions 

Register by Saturday, June 21st to attend our Weekend Conference 


If you are not ready to register, but are likely to attend, please complete our RSVP Survey to help us with attendee estimates in our planning efforts.  

For a glimpse of the excitement we offer, link here for a photo montage from our 2012 Forum.  

Link here for a complete list of our previous 2014 Forum UPDATES.  

Link here for a complete list of all Forum UPDATES, 2009 - 2014



In2:InThinking Network 2014 Forum Team