Oct. 18-20, 2020Chiavenna, ItalyThe attribution of meaning to action becomes an essential working tool, not only owing to the dynamics present in all groups, but above all because of the difficulties encountered by most members of therapeutic communities in expressing emotion in words.Indeed, Lfa is aimed at developing fundamental competences for all those who work in residential or semi residential institutions, and more generally in mental health institutions. Such competences are highly valuable for a wide range of professionals such as educators, nurses, assistants, administrators, managers, consultants, psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, neuropsychiatrists, social workers, carers, etc. However, as has already been successfully experienced in the past editions, professionals working in other areas, like the section of profit and corporate worlds, are also most welcome to join the conference.The “Learning from action” Working Conference draws on the Group Relations model and is aimed at helping community staff and carers to explore and study the value of their daily activities as a form of communication.Learn more here.
Oct. 25-27, 2020, Moscow, Russia
The Overall Task of the Event is:
To learn about group dynamics by engaging and reflecting on experience as it happens.
The focus is on what can be understood about the group and how it shapes individual emotions and behaviour.
This is often very useful. Many who attend such events report having learned surprising things about themselves and others, and about how they have related to groups. And, most importantly, many report feeling more capable and effective in the various roles they occupy in their regular lives.
People bring experience that is shaped not just from within but also by the impact of wider shared histories. Members of work groups, consultants, coaches and clinicians know that both inner and outer drives shape how people take up and understand their complex and multiple roles.
In today’s organizations, leadership is no longer simply top-down nor bottom-up. The authority to engage others in meaningful work arises from multiple sources. This is not only a question of motivation through vision or values, but of negotiating how people work together. This, in turn, is influenced by hidden resistances and motives that need to be faced before progress becomes possible. The days of resentful obedience and dominating or seductive leadership are no longer effective in organizations that increasingly require flexibility and maximum engagement of people to survive and thrive.
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