Podcast & Webinar Series

The Origins and Reach of Action Inquiry with Bill Torbert

Last year, Professor Bill Torbert led a series of podcast and webinar session based on The Origins and Reach of Action Inquiry.

Bill read and discussed his pre-publication autobiography Numbskull: Born Again and Again and Again, Transforming Self, Communities, and Scientific Inquiry in chapter-by-chapter monthly podcasts, followed by webinars at which he and different members of the action inquiry community discussed the particular chapter and theme.

Please catch up on any missed sessions below.


Numbskull, Ch 1

18th March – First podcast launched

15th April – First webinar – Hosts: Bill Torbert,  Elaine Herdman-Barker and Chuck Palus.
Theme: Reconstructing One’s Own Early Development – The Impulsive and Opportunistic Action-Logics
And the Mysteries of Transformation

Numbskull, Ch 2

29th April – Podcast 2

27th May – Webinar 2 – Hosts: Bill Torbert, Heidi Gutekunst, Dana Carman. 
Theme: Living through One’s Diplomat and Expert Action-Logics – Enacting Multiple Action-Logics at Once and Pre-figuring Later Action-Logics. 

Numbskull, Ch 3

10th June – Podcast 3 (Numbskull, Ch 3)

8th July – Webinar 3 – Hosts: Bill Torbert, Shakiyla Smith, Nick Owen
Theme: Engaging the Achiever and Redefining Action-Logics – Deliberately Seeking One’s Own Development

Numbskull, Chapter 4 (summary) & 5 (first half)

22nd July – Podcast 4 & 5

19th August – Webinar 4 – Hosts: Bill Robert, Hilary Bradbury, Cara Miller
Theme: Becoming an Organizationally Transforming Leader –Immersive Action Research

Numbskull, Ch 6

2nd September – Podcast 5 

30th September – Webinar 5 – Hosts: Bill Torbert, Aliki Nicolaides, Steadman Harrison
Theme: The Risks of Social Change: In Over One’s Head. 

Numbskull, Ch 7

14th October – Podcast 6 

11th November – Webinar 6 – Hosts: Bill Torbert, Jane Allen, John McGuire
Theme: Organizational Action-Logics & Double-Loop Learning

Webinar Highlights Coming Soon