Organised by ARGI (Action Research Group Ireland)

Theme:  Action Research for Collaboration and Conversation in Today’s World

Location: TU Dublin, Central Quad, Grangegorman Campus (View directions - Getting here)

Date: June 23rd & 24th 2022 * (see note below)


Call for Contributions

Closing date for abstract submissions was 22 April and is now closed.

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Summary Schedule of Events:

Thursday 23 June - Room CQ307 (Central Quad) or as noted:
Friday 24 June - Room CQ107 (Central Quad):


Workshop 1: Pre-colloquium PhD Doctoral Seminar

A pre-colloquium doctoral seminar will be held on Thursday 23rd June 2022 from 09.30 to 12.00 in Room CQ307. This seminar is restricted to registered doctoral students. Intending participants need to pre-register for the seminar and submit a 2-3 page structured abstract of their doctoral work on or before Wednesday June 15th. Prospective participants must identify a methodological issue or question that they wish to bring to the seminar and on which they will seek help during the seminar.

The Fee is €20.

The seminar will be facilitated by Professor Mary Casey (UCD) and Professor David Coghlan (TCD) and other experienced faculty.



Workshop 2: Drawing and Visualization in the Service of Action Research (with Steve Kroeger, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati)

13.30 to 16.00 on Thursday 23 June in Room CQ307

See full details under Keynote Speakers below.

Fee for this workshop is €35.

Participants who wish to take part in both workshops can avail of a discounted price of €40.



Keynote Speakers

David Coghlan (Professor Emeritus at the Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin)

This presentation will be held in Room CQ107 from 15.20 - 17.00 on Friday 24 June

David Coghlan Trinity College Professor Emeritus

"Building and Enhancing Quality in Organizational Action Research"

David will present a complete framework of action research and explore how it comprises four interlocking factors which act as the basis for designing and implementing action research and in assessing coherence and quality in published accounts. He will suggest how interiority, a mode of reflective thinking, is the key to considering the framework. He will be assisted by Steve Kroeger whose spontaneous drawing techniques will enhance the framework and animate the discussion. 

David Coghlan is Professor Emeritus at the Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin. He is the author of several books on action research, including, Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization (Sage, 5th ed 2019) and Conducting Action Research for Business and Management Students (with A.B. Shani, Sage 2018) and is co-editor (with M. Brydon-Miller) of the SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research (2014).


Steve Kroeger (Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati)

Steve Kroeger University of Cincinnati

"Drawing and Visualization in the Service of Action Research"

This session will be held in Room CQ307 from 13.30 to 16.00 on Thursday 23 June.

Steve Kroeger’s experience as a faculty member at University of Cincinnati includes developing cultural competence and critical thinking with preservice teachers to unleash the academic excellence of their students.  Work among teachers in the Palestinian West Bank has been a highlight of the past several years.  Current endeavors embrace microteaching, cartooning, and visual facilitation.

This session will explore our human mother tongue of drawing at the service of action research. During this workshop participants will experiment with drawing, beginning with a simple self-portrait that we will use to get introduced. After that Steve will briefly outline some of the history of rich picture and pictorial conceptual models used in systemic action research and other sciences. The main fun begins when participants will be invited to visually map their current narrative or the complex system that they currently find themselves in. If time allows, we will also innovate with our drawings around spontaneous drawing techniques that aim to distil core ideas and values. At the end we will investigate the connections we see among our visual work produced during the workshop. Come prepared to engage, take some risks, and see what happens. A special note to reassure those who consider themselves “non-artists,” this session was design especially with you in mind. The process is very supportive and accepting of all modes of expression.

Steve Kroeger Or      Steve Kroeger pencil drawing 1 Or    Steve Kroeger pencil drawing 2




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*Note that this event will take place in a face-to-face capacity only if public health guidelines allow to maintain the convivial nature of the Colloquium and as such, will not be held.