Learn more – About John Shotter

Emeritus Professor of Communication in the Department of Communication, University of New Hampshire (U.S.A.), he worked as an organizational consultant and doctoral examiner internationally. His long term interest was in the social conditions conducive to people having a voice in the development of participatory democracies and civil societies. His contributions to social constructionism, Open Dialogue and a radically humanistic psychology are acknowledged and studied the world over.
“While we can study already completed, dead forms at a distance, seeking to understand the pattern of past events that caused them to come into existence, we can enter into a relationship with a living form and, in making ourselves open to its movements, find ourselves spontaneously responding to it.” (John Shotter, 2016, p. 106)