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The Dialogic Sessions - Friday, June 10th

Beginning with our 15th Annual Forum, we will host an annual day-long session dedicated to the exploration of shared mental models. Scheduled on the third day of our Pre-Conference sessions, The Dialogic Sessions will provide a space for presenters and attendees to engage in an ongoing dialogue on shared mental models and how they impact organizational effectiveness.

Under the direction of Ravi Roy, professor of Public Admininstration at Southern Utah University and also Research Fellow in Public Affairs for the W. Edwards Deming Institute, the general purpose of "The Dialogic Sessions" on Shared Mental Models is to create a highly focused annual dialogue on shared primary tenets, principles, and beliefs that simultaneously includes a subset of distinct strands or divergent mental models (secondary tenets, principles, and beliefs). As designed, the format of this session includes the identification, discussion, and development of an improved common or shared understanding of mental models, including, but not limited to, W. Edwards Deming's "System of Profound Knowledge."

In 2016, our first year, our presenters will focus on "Shared Mental Models: What they are, how they work, and why they are important."

Contact Bill Bellows and Ravi Roy, organizers of this annual session, if you have questions about The Dialogic Sessions, including how to participate in future events.

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9:00 - 9:15am     Opening Remarks, Host: Ravi Roy
9:15 - 11:15am    Morning Sessions
                              Presenter 1 - Arthur Denzau
                              Topic to be determined
                              Presenter 2 - Ravi Roy
                              Topic to be determined

                              Presenter 3 - Harry Hellenbrand
The System is the Solution, Really?
11:15 - 12:00pm  Morning Panel, moderated by Ravi Roy
12:00 - 1:15pm   Lunch
1:15 - 3:15pm     Afternoon Sessions
                              Presenter 4 - To be determined
                              Topic to be determined
                              Presenter 5 - Leigh Anne Liu
to be determined
                              Presenter 6 - Henrik Minassians
to be determined
3:15 - 4:00pm     Afternoon Panel, moderated by Ravi Roy
4:00 - 4:15pm     Close

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