Unity, not uniformity, must be our aim. - MPF
The Boston Conversations
October 20-21, 2011
Mary Parker Follett (1868-1933) has lately been rediscovered, although today her contributions to political science, management and other fields seem quite obvious. She has renewed the vision of democracy and enlivened the fundamentals of management.
A few years ago, a network of researchers, consultants, practitioners of democracy, management, sociology or psychology, from different regions in the world, formed, gathering people who wanted to share knowledge, ideas or practices of Follett’s principles. The electronic forum of this network, here on this ning site, shows the rich diversity of subjects that Follett’s ideas have evoked in her readers.
2011 Gathering in Boston
Members of the Network are organizing a two day meeting to share Follett’s thinking, and its continual relevance in today’s world. This meeting is a way to deepen conversations begun on the MPF Network’s electronic forum and to build upon the conference organized by the Mary Parker Follett Foundation in 2002.
As a dialogue on Mary Parker Follett’s thought, the Boston Conversation needs its participants’ expectations and possible contributions. So, interested participants are invited to fill-out and return their responses to the electronic questionnaire.
Everyone’s feedback will then be considered in the overall design of our meeting.
Thursday October 20, 2011
Introductory evening with supper.
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Egan Building 206
Friday October 21, 2011
Sharing and dialogue sessions.
8:30 am to 5 :00 pm
Egan Building 440
Registration Fee: $100