During the conference, staff members take up several roles. First, they act collectively as management, taking responsibility for managing boundaries of task, time and space in such a way that all participants (members and staff) can engage the work of the conference. Second, individual staff members take up specific administrative, consultative, and/or directorial roles. It is the role of the staff, based on their experiences and observations of events, to offer working hypotheses about what is happening in the “here and now.” The ways in which the staff, individually and collectively, take up their roles and exercise their authority are explicitly available for study by conference members.
The consulting staff will be selected from the list of AKRI-sponsored consultants that is posted on the AKRI website, www.akriceinstitute.org. Consultant trainees will be selected from the list of consultant candidates that is posted on the AKRI website.