AGM 2007

ALARA Conversation with Bob Dick - Stages of life through the Myers-Briggs, 26 July, Brisbane, Australia.

26 Jul 2012 - 5:30pm
26 Jul 2012 - 8:00pm

This Conversation will begin by reviewing our personality types as a set of preferences. Our preferred type is a “home base” from which we can explore other ways of interacting with the world — not a “box” that limits us. For each type we’ll then examine the phases we can expect to travel through as we develop our less-developed functions. We’ll explore the stages of life for ourselves and for others, and learn to anticipate the changes ahead of us.

Where: Moreno Collegium,
45 Clarence St Coorparoo 4151
Street Parking is available.
Close to Coorparoo train station.

The 2nd International Value and Virtue in Practice-Based Research Conference, York UK, 11-12 July 2012

11 Jul 2012 - 8:30am
12 Jul 2012 - 5:00pm

The second international Value and Virtue in Practice-Based Research conference, will be held at York St John University, Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th July 2012. Further information is available at

The first conference in 2011 was highly successful, as you can see from the feedback at This year we aim to keep the same atmosphere of warmth and friendship, critical dialogue and scholarly debate. Our theme is 'Articulating our values', and the aim is to explore how values may be identified as virtues, and how we justify our choices.

Research@EastZone, EZ Learning Symposium, Singapore, 29 August 2012 - Call for Submissions.

29 Aug 2012 - 2:30pm
29 Aug 2012 - 5:30pm

Greetings from Research@EastZone! The Research Centre, warmly invites fellow researchers from ALARA to participate in our biennial 'EZ Learning Symposium', which is scheduled to be held in the afternoon of 29 Aug 2012. The Symposium will provide opportunities for teachers to share their research findings from their teaching experiences, innovative pedagogies and good practices to enhance teaching and learning in schools. Their learning points could be from projects done using tools such as action research, lesson study or learning circle.

For your information, the symposium will begin at 2:30pm and the duration of each presentation can be either 30 minutes or 1 hour long if there are hands-on activities.

ALARA Conversation, Brisbane, 21 June 2012 - Learning at work - lessons from the coalface

21 Jun 2012 - 5:30pm
21 Jun 2012 - 8:00pm

ALARA conversation for June is with Ian Hunter, Director of CHANGE+ Workplace Support,

'Learning at Work - Lessons from the Coalface'

See flyer for more detail. Come and enjoy a highly interactive and collaborative session.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Warm Regards
Joan Bulcock

Foundations of Facilitation workshop, Bob Dick, 23-24 June, Brisbane, Australia

23 Jun 2012 - 9:00am
24 Jun 2012 - 5:00pm

My regular workshop on facilitation basics is coming up soon ...

On 23-24 June I'm offering my annual "Foundations of facilitation" workshop in Brisbane. It's characterised by robust processes that novices can use, good concepts, and an opportunity to practise and receive supportive feedback.

If you know of someone who would benefit from attending, please let them know. For more information go to and click on the workshop title.

Two more workshops in Brisbane soon ...

I'm cofacilitating a workshop with Chris Patty: "Constructive dissent: making the most of diversity" on June 7-8. Details on the aral web site as noted above.

Progressing a framework for Aboriginal evaluations, 16 May, Brisbane, Australia

16 May 2012 - 12:30pm
16 May 2012 - 5:00pm

Seminar Overview

While much insight has recently been generated around research methodologies used among Aboriginal groups, little has been generated around evaluation methodologies. How are Aboriginal-specific projects evaluated, by whom and for what purpose? What do Aboriginal people want evaluated and how might this
be measured? How can evaluators effectively and respectfully respond to these issues in their evaluation of Aboriginal programs? This presentation looks at recent Aboriginal evaluations conducted by BoysTown. It gives particular focus to the evaluation of a community employment initiative conducted in remote Western Australia where a multi-faceted methodology was used to hear the ‘voice’ of local people impacted by the initiative, including interviews, group discussion, art and photovoice. Various techniques were also used to

Australasian Evaluation Society 2012 International Conference Adelaide, Australia 27-31 August 2012

27 Aug 2012 - 12:00am
31 Aug 2012 - 5:00pm

Evaluation in a Changing World.

Further details are available at

A limited number of Conference Support Grants is available through the AES to meet the partial or full costs of attendance at the conference for emerging Indigenous evaluators. See attachment for further details.

A Conversation with Dr Andrea Baldwin, Brisbane, 19 April, 'Life Drama: Participatory Action Research in Papua New Guinea'

19 Apr 2012 - 5:30pm
19 Apr 2012 - 8:00pm

Dear All

Our next Conversation is with Dr Andrea Baldwin, a Senior Research Fellow from QUT.

Life Drama: Participatory Action Research in Papua New Guinea

Andrea will share her journey as she managed the project over six years.
More detail in the attached flyer.

I look forward to seeing you there.
Warm regards

3rd International Creative Communities Conference, 26-28 September 2012, Surfers Paradise

26 Sep 2012 - 12:00am
28 Sep 2012 - 5:00pm

Dear Colleagues,

Griffith Centre for Cultural Research is hosting the 3rd International Creative Communities Conference at the Crowne Plaza, Surfers Paradise, during 26-28 September 2012.

We invite proposal submissions from scholars, arts & cultural workers, designers, urban designers, architects and policy makers interested in presenting oral papers, presentations, interactive workshops, panels, or roundtable discussions on the following Conference themes;

Creative Communities at Risk
Itineraries of engagement
Transcultural dialogues
Politics of networks
Diversity and inclusion: Creativity as a catalyst for reconciling difference

Cairns ALAR Conversation - Knowledge development and translation - A learning conference story, Cairns, 28 March 4.30-6pm.

28 Mar 2012 - 4:30pm
28 Mar 2012 - 6:00pm

Dear colleagues,

It’s been some time since we organised an Action Learning Action Research Conversation in Cairns. To get things going again we invite you to the next Action Learning/Action Research Conversation to be held from 4:30-6pm on Wednesday 28 March, 2012 at the Centacare Migrant Services Conference Room, Level 1 68 Abbott Street, Cairns.

We (Robyn Lynn and Michelle Redman-MacLaren) have recently been reflecting on the ALAR Conversations here in Cairns, including facilitating a participative ALARA conference presentation and drafting an article manuscript around these reflections. In the interests of sustainability and mutuality, we would like you to participate in a discussion about the Cairns ALAR Conversation Group to date and the future possibilities for the group, including:

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