AGM 2007

Book Launch Brisbane Australia

6 May 2008 - 12:48am

A join venture of the Griffith Institute for Education Research (GIER) and ALARA present the launch of a book by Assoc Prof Eileen Piggott-Irvine and Assoc Prof Brendan Bartlett "Evaluating Action Research".

Venue: Room 5.01 M10 Social Sciences Building, Mt Gravatt Campus, Griffith University.

When: 5.45pm - 8pm on Tuesday 6 May 2008.

Cost: free and includes light finger food and drinks

Social Change Conference-Melbourne Australia

8 May 2008 - 12:30am
10 May 2008 - 12:30am

....hosted by Ed McKinley, Glen Ochre and others,

Common Ground/Group Institute of Australia

Conference details: Thurs 6pm 8-5-08 - 6pm Sat 10-5-08

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Sydney Community of Practice

4 May 2008 - 2:00pm
4 May 2008 - 5:00pm

Third Community of Practice Meeting

Circle Cafe, Darling St, Balmain

No pre-arranged agenda this month

Entry by donation and finger food - open to non ALAR participants

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Connecting Action Research and Systems Thinking: Sydney

28 Apr 2008 - 6:00pm
28 Apr 2008 - 8:30pm

Join us to explore the synergies between action research and systems
thinking through a facilitated discussion on:

Monday 28th April 2008 AT 6.00 pm

at University of Technology Sydney, Faculty DAB Building 6 Room 406
(next to the postgraduate lounge and student administration centre)

(Building 6 is next to the ABC Ultimo Centre in Harris Street. It is also
called Peter Johnson Building)

Your Hosts:

A/Prof. Tim Haslett - Monash University from Australia New Zealand Systems
Thinking Group (ANZSys)

Mr. Mark Heffernan - Evans and Peck (Australasian System Dynamics Society

Susan Goff - President - Action Learning and Action Research Association

A/Prof. Shankar Sankaran (UTS - DAB)


Drinks and Nibbles to be be served.

Making a Contribution to Action Research

6 May 2008 - 6:00pm

Hosted by: ALARA & Griffith Institute for Educational Research (GEIR)

Where: 5.01_M10 Social Sciences Building Mt Gravatt Campus, Griffith University

Program: Book launch: Evaluating Action Research by Eileen Piggott-Irvine and Overview of GEIR's interests generally & specifically.

Times: 5.45pm - 7.55pm

Open to: all

Please check out the event details in the attached flyer


NSW ALARA network meeting at UTS

14 Mar 2008 - 2:30pm

ALARA members in NSW are invited to a workshop at University of Technology Sydney
March 14th
2.30 – 4.30pm
Level 5 (Faculty of Education)
Room 340
Building 10
On Jones Street
Off Broadway, Ultimo
We suggest to plan to arrive 10 minutes early as making your way to L 5 can be tricky whether you use lifts or stairs – ask for directions.

This meeting is a reconnection with UTS AR AL practitioners and an opportunity to reflect on progress with various developments people are working since last meeting end of last year. We will also be planning the year ahead.

Grab your own cuppa on the way up from the café on the ground floor
Look forward to seeing you there

Susan Goff, Elyssabeth Leigh and Shankar Sankarin

1st ISA Forum of Sociology, Barcelona September 2008

5 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

ALARA members are invited to submit papers for consideration for the 1st ISA Forum of Sociology.

The closing date for papers is December 1 2007.

Full details available in the attached proposal.

Contact: Dr Janet McIntyre
Associate Professor
Flinders Institute of Public Policy and Management
Flinders University
08 82012075
Fax 61 882012273

Brisbane- Enjoying Life with Both Hands

7 Nov 2007 - 12:15am

Peter Howie is offering a 6 week workshop series titled "Enjoying Life with Both Hands".

Workshops will be on Thursday, 7, 14, 21, & 28 November and 5 & 12 December from 6.30pm - 9.30 pm at Coorparoo.

What to expect


Brisbane- Organisational & Leadership Coaching

8 Nov 2007 - 12:00am
8 Nov 2007 - 2:00pm

Peter Howie is offering a series of 4 workshops titled "Working in the Deep".

Workshops will be Thursdays, November 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 2pm - 6 pm at Coorparoo.

What to expect


This program is designed for people who live, work and manage people. We will be looking in detail at some of the lived experiences of those in the group and bringing our collective wisdom to each situation. Our focus will move between the details and the various levels of context – the team, the Department, the family, the market, the state and the community  - the effects they have on this situation. Participants can expect to take away:

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SPIRAL meeting, Victoria

25 Oct 2007 - 5:30pm
25 Oct 2007 - 7:00pm

Borderlands Library
2 Minona Ave, Hawthorn

Discussion starter will be
Susie Goff (current Prez of ALARA) who has just successfully
completed a PhD using PAR

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