Diploma in Reflective Organisational Practice
A two-part training in working reflectively with teams in organisations
1. Foundation Weekend in Reflective Practice in Organisations
2. Diploma in Reflective Organisational Practice, leading to Associate Membership of the Institute of Group Analysis.
Venue: Institute of Group Analysis, 1 Daleham Gardens, London NW3 5BY
With a long and distinguished track record of expertise in group dynamics, the IGA offers the most thorough, rigorous and practice-based training available in conducting Reflective Practice Groups in an organisational context. The training is relevant to all who work with teams within organisations, or conduct groups promoting reflection and dialogue.
Recent social and political events have profoundly rocked things. In the UK, Brexit has revealed deep divisions, and created new conflicts for many people with complex identifications, as well as obscuring other vital issues. Group analysis is a science enabling meaningful engagement with others, different from us, with different experiences and holding different views: a crucial discipline in navigating current challenges.
For some years the IGA’s organisational training, the Diploma in Reflective Organisational Practice, has helped practitioners conduct effective groups in some of the most traumatised organisations in our society. The training focuses on applying group analysis in public/ work settings, and equips practitioners to contain difficult conversations, and enable creative conversations. Course members deepen their capacity to enable people to sit together with profoundly different feelings and thoughts, and yet achieve dialogue.
While covering practice essentials, the course goes beyond teaching a systematised method, instead enabling graduates to assess for, design and make carefully calibrated interventions.
Who is the course for and what are the entry requirements?
The course is in two parts; a Foundation Weekend and a Qualifying Course leading to the IGA Diploma in Reflective Organisational Practice.
The Foundation Weekend is open to anyone with an interest in Reflective Practice in the workplace. A CPD certificate is provided. For further information and application to the weekend, please visit the Foundation Weekend page.
The entry requirements to take the full Qualifying Course are:
- Completion of the Foundation Weekend
- A recognised qualification in a psychological profession
- Three years’ post qualifying experience or extensive demonstrable experience with groups (such as group analysts, systemic therapists and appropriately experienced practitioners)
Group analysis places emphasis on the value of a variety of perspectives, and so this course welcomes applications from professionals with a variety of backgrounds and theoretical orientations.
What does the course provide?
The Foundation Weekend provides a thorough grounding in Reflective Practice.The Diploma Course provides a rigorous theoretical, practical and experiential training in conducting Reflective Practice Groups and other team interventions in organisational settings, including health care, education, business and the third sector. Participants successfully completing the course will be accredited by the IGA with a Diploma in Reflective Organisational Practice. Successful applicants will participate in Reflective Practice, run a group* under expert supervision, and study a range of approaches to Reflective Practice with teams and groups.
*We can offer advice and assistance in finding a suitable opportunity to conduct a Reflective Practice Group.
What will I be able to do when I have completed the course?
On successful completion of the course, you will:
- Understand the complexity of the Reflective Practice task in organisations, and be aware of different modalities for working with teams/ Reflective Practice
- Be equipped to present a rationale for Reflective Practice interventions to commissioners and sponsors
- Contract effectively to set up a Reflective Practice Group, including clarifying purpose, membership, context, expectations and logistics
- Work with awareness of the conscious, non-conscious and unconscious elements of the team contract the process
- Enable a holding environment for difficult conversations
- Apply a group analytic [multi-perspective] lens to understanding team/ group dynamics
- Have means to evaluate the effectiveness of your Reflective Practice Groups
How will my progress be assessed?
Through interim and final supervisor’s reports using a self-assessment process [see supervision page for more information] Through two papers, the first demonstrating use of theory in practice, the second tracing your practice development in response to the theoretical learning, group participation and supervised practice on the course.
Successful graduates will be awarded a Diploma in Reflective Organisational Practice, and be able to apply for Associate membership of the IGA.
Course dates and times:
Foundation Weekend: 5th - 7th October 2018
10th November 2018
8th December 2018
19th January 2019
16th March 2019
11th May 2019
13th July 2019
The Diploma Course will run on 6 Saturdays from 9:45am - 5:30pm, lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Click here for a list of 2017-18 theory modules and speakers/leaders
Click here for a timetable for the Diploma Course blocks
Click here to learn more about supervision on the course
Click here to learn about the Plenary Reflective Practice Group
Click here to see Course core staff
Click here to see members of our Speakers’ Panel
Click here to see Course tutors
Diploma Course Fees:
(Foundation Weekend fees not included, see here)
Interview fee: £142
Early Bird Diploma Course Fee
IGA Members: £2,172.00
Early bird application deadline: 29th June 2018
Early bird interview date: TBC
Payment by: 27th July 2018
Standard Diploma Course Fee
IGA Members: £2,220.00
IGA member instalment: £2,255.00
Non-members instalment: £2,310.00
Standard fee application deadline: 14th September 2018
Standard interview date: TBC
Payment by: 28th September 2018
Late Diploma Course Fee
IGA Members: £2,365
Late applications deadline: 10th October 2018
Late interview date: TBC
Payment by: 9th November 2018
If you would like to pay the course fee by instalments (3 payments, before blocks one, three and five), that is possible with an additional administrative charge of £30
Christine Thornton, Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Administrator email@example.com
1. Register your interest for the Foundation Weekend - Please note that this is not included in your Diploma Fees. Early booking is advised.
2. Download and complete an application form for the Diploma Course and return it to the Course Administrator via post or scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org