Search conferences convene a group of people, often communities and organizations, or divisions of large companies for the purpose of planning new future directions and action-based strategies. This study explains the method and provides step-by-step instructions on conducting a search conference.
MERRELYN EMERY is internationally recognized as a leading proponent of Search Conferences. With her husband, Fred Emery, she developed the theory and methodology of the Search Conference at Australian National University in Canberra. RONALD E. PURSER is an associate professor at the Center for Organizational Development at Loyola University in Chicago. He has conducted numerous Search Conferences and has sponsored Merrelyn Emery's Search Conference training workshops at Loyola.