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Dear friends and colleagues,

ISI 2022
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The ISI has been a yearly gathering where we meet with friends and colleagues in order to connect, collaborate and construct.


Best regards,

Harlene, Ñeca & Sylvia 

queridos amigos y colegas,


El ISI es una reunión anual en la que nos encontramos con amigos y colegas para conectar, colaborar y construir.


Harlene, Ñeca & Sylvia 

Join us!

Harlene Anderson , Sylvia London and Irma (Ñeca) Rodríguez invite you to join them for unique learning, bilingual-multicultural opportunity.
Enjoy their warm hospitality and immerse yourself in exploring postmodern/social construction collaborative philosophy and practices with people from around the world. Learn about the heart and spirit of collaborative practices—a philosophical stance—and experience it in action.

Conference speaker/trainer, business-leadership consultant, author, psychotherapist

Therapist, teacher, supervisor and consultant

Therapist, trainer, community organizer and supervisor

Immerse in exploring postmodern/social construction collaborative-dialogue philosophy and practice. Enjoy warm hospitality and interaction with people from around the world.

Learn the heart and spirit of collaborative-dialogic practice- a philosophical stance: see and experience it in action. Have ample time for conversations with colleagues and participants from around the world.

The Magic Colonial Town of San Miguel de Allende was voted by Conde Nast Traveller since 2013 as the best city in the world, Hotel Posada de la Aldea provides an artistic, relaxed and aesthetic atmosphere; walk the town, shop, enjoy fabulous sunsets and cultural activities; networking, around-the-clock informal opportunities for conversations.

Become part of a collaborative-dialogic international learning community with Harlene Anderson along with other professionals. Continuing Education certificates provided.

About Event

Beginning in the 70’s Harry Goolishian and Harlene Anderson invited a small group of professionals to Galveston for a week to think and work together around emerging collaborative-dialogic ideas and practices. 

These gatherings evolved into the International Summer Institute: a space for practitioners, researchers, scholars, and students to learn and share ideas and practices. Over the last twenty years the ISI convened in Mexico—as a bilingual event hosted by Harlene Anderson and Grupo Campos Eliseos colleaguesand grew in size and relevance within the international collaborative-dialogic community.

The International Summer Institute (ISI) is a significant contribution to these efforts. Importantly, it provides a space for practitioners to learn, share their work with others and further develop the growing international community of collaborative – dialogue practitioners.


The Institute is designed to meet the needs of participants with experience in collaborative practice and those new to it. The residential-symposium format allows for full immersion in collaborative-dialogic practices and its translation to a variety of contexts, cultures, and ‘client’ populations.

Format: bilingual didactic presentations, live consultations, experiential exercises, dialogue spaces, conversational clusters and socials. Participants love the time for “pop-up” activities the residential-symposium provides.

Dialogue Spaces:

Dialogue Spaces (DS) are designed to provide opportunities for participants to meet in small groups with a facilitator around topics of interest.

DS are organized during scheduled times and leisure time as well. Topics include research, clinical issues (i.e., children, couples, substance abuse, domestic violence, etc.), education and training, working in organizations and communities, coaching and more.

Benefit to attending the ISI:

  • Study with Harlene and international colleagues.|

  • Expand your creativity and competency in postmodern / social construction collaborative-dialogue practice.

  • Revitalize yourself and your practices.

  • Network and learn with other collaborative-dialogue practitioners from around the world.

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Meet, learn, create, relax and network with colleagues from around the world who share your interest in Collaborataive Dialogical Practices.

More Information

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