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The Toolbox Dialogue Initiative (TDI) is a collective that conducts research in combination with its facilitation of communication and collaboration in cross-disciplinary research and practice. Its research and facilitation efforts form a feedback loop, with the research informing its facilitative outreach, and the outreach informing its research. The result is a dynamic, evidence-based initiative that produces high-quality research in tandem with helpful workshops.

New Book:

The Toolbox Dialogue Initiative:
The Power of Cross-Disciplinary Practice

This book, inspired by this initiative, describes dialogue-based exercises designed to increase mutual understanding among collaborators so as to enhance the quality and productivity of cross-disciplinary collaboration.

  • Introduces the Toolbox Dialogue method for improving cross-disciplinary collaboration
  • Reviews the theoretical background of cross-disciplinary collaboration and considers the communication and integration challenges associated with such collaboration
  • Describes methods employed in workshop development and implementation
  • Uses various means to examine the effectiveness of team-building exercises

Below are links to the products of our ongoing research efforts. We have organized these from newest to oldest, but they can be sorted using one of the following tags:

  • (a) focused research – these research products focus on the Toolbox approach;
  • (b) involving research – these products involve a contribution from TDI;
  • (c) critical research – these products are theoretical treatments of constructs associated with the work of TDI;
  • (d) facilitative research – these more engaged products are related to the facilitation of complex research and practice.

The focused/involving distinction and the critical/facilitative distinction are orthogonal, but each is exhaustive.

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