We established The Developing Group in 2001 as a regular forum for the exploration of new ideas in the field of all things Clean – and we have met 4-6 times a year ever since. The list of topics below represents the development of our ideas and methods since the publication of our book, Metaphors in Mind, in 2000,
Our aim is to provide a setting where, within a clean approach:
Leading-edge thinking can be applied in practical ways
We can go into greater depth on specific aspects related to Symbolic Modelling and other Clean approaches
Participants can develop their modelling skills and the ability to work systemically.
All the topics presented at the group are listed below.
The Developing Group is for people who use Symbolic Modelling and David Grove's Clean Language, Clean Space Emergent Knowledge and other Clean processes. Annual membership of the group is open to those who are recommended by a leading member of the Clean community, or who have the equivalent of 10 days training and who have maintained a fluency with Clean Language.
The Developing Group is not a training. Each day is about a topic that we find interesting and worth researching. Participants do not know what the topic will be until we send out an email a few weeks in advance. Often we provide preparatory notes which, with the input from the day, either form the basis for an article or we publish them as a 'work in progress' paper. Click on the links below to go direct to the relevant paper or see the summaries following the table.
Penny Tompkins and James Lawley
* These papers are published in various professional and academic journals.
To be announced
What do you do when you can't have what you want?
Working Systemically with Linear Logic
Antifragility & Skin in the Game: revealing hidden risk & opportunity
What do you do when you don’t know what to do?
Working with Physical Symptoms: Same or different?
Domain dependence and it’s inverse, cross-domain thinking, occur in many different guises. We are interested in modelling: the phenomena in general; how individuals do them; and how to increase our capacity to move from one to the other. We have collected a number of ideas from a range of contexts which we think have relevance to the topic. We’ll leave you to find your own links between them.