Foundation Weekend Programme - The group analytic approach to working in organisations
23rd – 25th September 2016
Venue: 1 Daleham Gardens, London, NW3 5BY
This weekend course offers a foundation in the group analytic approach to working with groups in organisations, particularly Reflective Practice Groups and other team interventions. It will offer lectures from leading practitioners, opportunities to experience the dynamics of reflection in small and large groups, practical exercises to deepen understanding of leadership and group dynamics, and a consultation to consider how to apply learning in your own work setting.
The Institute of Group Analysis (IGA) is the UK base of Group Analysis, an internationally established discipline with seventy years’ practice-based theoretical literature. With a long and distinguished track record of expertise in group dynamics, Group Analysis articulates fundamental processes which can be observed in all groups, and pays close attention to the relationship between each individual in the group and the group as a whole, making it a particularly valuable model for working with teams and Reflective Practice Groups. It is especially valuable for those leading or working with diverse, multi-disciplinary teams in complex or challenging settings.
Who is the Foundation Weekend for?
The Foundation Weekend is open to anyone with a professional interest in reflective practice used at work, team coaching or other organisational interventions. We expect it will particularly interest people conducting Reflective Practice Groups, and organisational leaders who wish to understand how best to participate in and use these groups to promote organisational health and effective communication.
The weekend is a prerequisite for practitioners applying for the Qualifying Course in Reflective Practice in Organisations.
Group analysis places emphasis on the value of a variety of perspectives, and so this course welcomes applications from professionals with a variety of theoretical orientations.
**Please note that this weekend is not residential, lunches and refreshments will be provided.
Keynote Speakers and topics:
Gwen Adshead, Reflective practice groups in settings ‘not conducive to thinking'.
Marion Brown [Chair, IGA], The power of reflective practice.
Christine Thornton, Reflective practice and group analysis: a critical understanding of the group analytic approach with teams and reflective practice groups in organisations.
Gerhard Wilke, The art of group analysis in organisations: using intuitive and experiential knowledge.
What will the weekend do for me?
By the end of the weekend we would expect you to have
· Greater awareness of the experiences of self and others in groups
· Explored the dynamics of joining and leaving a temporary learning community
· Gained a fuller and more nuanced understanding of leadership in groups
· Understood some obstacles to thinking in the workplace and the role of reflective practice in overcoming these
· Recognised different styles of leadership and participation in Reflective Practice Groups, and reflected on own style
· Explored the differing potentials and dynamics of small and large reflective groups
· Gained a fuller understanding of the potential of a group analytic approach to Reflective Practice
· Considered how to apply learning in the work setting
Validation and Learning
A CPD certificate will be provided.
Course dates and times
23rd September 2016, 4:45pm — 8:45pm
24th September 2016, 9:00am — 5:30pm
25th September 2016, 9:00am — 1:00pm
Fees Foundation weekend: To be confirmed
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Visit the Reflective Practice in Organisations page to find out more about part two of the course.