Participatory Narrative Inquiry Institute

Advancing the state of the art in PNI

Welcome to the PNI Institute

We founded the PNI Institute so we — and you — can link to other practitioners in the field of participatory narrative and in connected fields. Our ultimate aim is to advance the state of the art in Participatory Narrative Inquiry (PNI).

This site offers a calendar of our monthly PNI Institute Calls, a blog with short summaries of our calls, some information about the Institute, and a members page. Want to join? Registration is free. Want to know more? Get in touch.

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PNI call June 14: Describing PNI with the Tipu Ake model

PNI call June 14: Describing PNI with the Tipu Ake model

In our June call, we went through the Tipu Ake ki te Ora Leadership Model with respect to participatory narrative inquiry. Here's what we came up with. The Tipu Ake model is "An Organic Growth View" people use to "consider growth within the rich interdependent...

PNI call April 14: Diversity and models of PNI

PNI call April 14: Diversity and models of PNI

Continuing our discussion of diversity in PNI, we discussed the need for a model of what is and is not PNI. We considered various types of model, finally settling on the Tipu Ake ki te Ora model, which we will fill in with respect to PNI next month.

PNI Institute Call January 13: Continuous PNI

PNI Institute Call January 13: Continuous PNI

On our next PNI Institute call we will discuss continuous PNI, or PNI that depends on the ongoing daily collection of stories (usually with periodic catalysis and sensemaking). February's call will be about what PNI can learn from performance storytelling. March's...

Upcoming Events

  1. PNI Reading Club: Action Research

    August 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CET