Authority, Leadership, and Innovation
Negotiating Differences/Conflicts in a post-modern organization
March 8-11, 2018
The conference will contribute to the emotional and conceptual comparison between the Mediterranean histories, traditions and cultures. Our thinking will be developed with the methodology of the group relations conferences. The focus will be on the fundamental dyads of human experiences: the eternal pairs female/male, leaders/followers, mothers/fathers, adults/children, human beings/deities, north/south, sea/land... Classical,Mediterranean concepts will certainly re-emerge and will probably be de-constructed and re-thought. It is our hope that in the context of the present global and Mediterranean chaos the conference will provide an opportunity, for members and staff together, to develop experiences and innovative thoughts.
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Hierarchies of the Collective:
Mind, Body, Spirit
Boston College, Chestnut Hill
March 23-25, 2018
Hierarchies of the Collective: Mind, Body, and Spirit is a Group Relations Conference in the Tavistock tradition that provides experiential learning about the dynamics of authority, leadership, power, and justice as these dynamics rise, shift, and flow above and below the surface over the life of the conference. You will have opportunities to take different roles and learn how effective you and others are in exercising authority and leadership in a changing environment, and experience the impact your role-taking has on the development of organizational culture. Participants and staff together have an opportunity to study the implicit hierarchies of the collective: mind, body, and spirit that assist and hinder how we collectively choose, organize, interpret, disseminate, create, and act using existing data.
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Group Relations Australia presents:
Multiple Roles: Conflicted Interests
Professionals are trained in a specific field. When they are employed or take up their professional role, they often find themselves having to manage a variety of other roles for which they have not been trained. This experiential conference aims to help professionals, academics and managers to work more effectively in multiple roles, with multiple groups, where there are sometimes conflicting interests.
The conference is experiential. We will work together in a variety of group settings where we can experience how we take up and manage different roles and role conflicts, and learn from our own as well as others' experience so that our learning can be applied to our ‘back home’ situations.
The Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems presents
Leading from Experience: Developing the Consultative Stance
The Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems is pleased to announce a weekend training workshop on Group Relations informed consulting skills. This year’s workshop will extend and deepen its focus on leadership and the consultative stance, applicable to any setting, through small study group and application events.
The Austen Riggs Center
25 Main St.
April 27-29, 2018
Faculty: Donna Elmendorf, Dannie Kennedy, Jim Krantz, Jerry Fromm (Convener)
Registration Fee for Consulting Participants: $425
Registration Fee for Non-Consulting Participants: $375
More information here.
The Leicester Conference
Task, Authority, Organization
August 4-17, 2018
The Tavistock Institute's annual Group Relations residential conference, which has been running since 1957, is designed for those who are looking to develop their leadership and managerial capacity to effect change in work groups and organisations and to improve their ability to work with complex and challenging issues.
The Leicester conference provides unique and exciting opportunities for you to learn through experience about group, organisational and social dynamics and the exercise of authority and power. How to get the most out of your team, generating goodwill and employee ‘buy-in’ – followership – and understanding and working with your own and your organisation’s resistance to change.
For more information, or to register online, see here.
3rd Epoch Network
Bureau Kensington, Inc is excited to announce the formation of the 3rd Epoch Network, an invitation-only community exploring Lacanian psychoanalytic frames for exploring organisations and their ecosystems and networks. The group will meet fortnightly under the consultation of respected Lacanian Philip Boxer, focusing either on one particular originating situation that raises questions of/challenges to practice, or discussing the ways in which close readings of selected papers/chapters relate to the issues raised by these situations.
While this network is currently invitation-only, if you are interested in taking part in future opportunities, please click here.