Foundation Weekend: Reflective Practice in Organisations


10th – 11th October 2020 Time Zone BST

Saturday 10th October, 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11th, 10am - 3.30pm

An Online Course from the Institute of Group Analysis

The COVID 19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented upheaval and disruption. It has led to ongoing uncertainty and insecurity for many people and organisations. It has highlighted the fact that we live in an interdependent world where factors affecting our lives are not directly within our control. Many organisations feel under threat and are struggling for economic survival. Many workers feel at the edge of being burnt out and exhausted. Increasing numbers of people are working remotely and having to balance care for family with the demands of work. The boundary between what is personal and what is professional has become blurred. It can be difficult to feel part of a team when one is not physically.

Reflective spaces to manage these anxieties are more important than ever. Team effectiveness is not simply about the allocation and completion of agreed tasks; it is also about sustaining a team culture that promotes open communication, creativity, mutual support and challenge. A reflective practice group is a deliberately created space for colleagues to have the difficult conversations necessary about how to face the future.

There is a long history of reflective practice groups in a variety of settings. Some of these groups have now moved online and are using technologies such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom. Other teams are realising for the first time that they need outside support and are requesting help. Providing online reflective practice is new for many practitioners. Many of the skills of running an online group for staff are the same as those needed for face to face meetings. At the same time, practitioners are discovering the need for new techniques for creating a containing environment in an online world.

What will happen on the course?

This weekend course is an introduction to using a group analytic approach to working with teams and organisations. It focuses on how to create online reflective spaces to improve team communication, develop collective emotional resilience, and improve performance.

The course will take place online using Zoom. It will include lectures from experienced group analysts, peer discussion, and opportunities to experience the dynamics of reflecting in small and median groups. There will be opportunities to consider how to apply this learning in your own work setting.  

Who is the Weekend for?
The Weekend is open to anyone with an interest in reflective practice in a work setting. This may be as a manager, a reflective practitioner, a coach, or organisational consultant. It will be especially useful for people working with multi-disciplinary teams in complex or challenging settings. It will be of particularly interest to people are running a reflective practice group or who wish to set up such a group.

Group analysis values differing perspectives and diversity. The course welcomes applications from professionals with a variety of theoretical perspectives, and welcomes people of all ages, abilities, race, class, religion, gender and sexualities.

The weekend is a prerequisite for practitioners applying for the Diploma in Reflective Practice in Organisations.

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.  

A CPD certificate will be provided.

Reflective Practice Weekend Course Fees
Early Bird 
IGA Members: £225.00
Non-member: £275.00
Note: Payable until 31 July 2020

IGA Members:
Non-member: £375.00

Contact If you have any queries, please contact the IGA National Office: | 020 7431 2693

Visit the Reflective Practice in Organisations page to find out more about Diploma course.

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Please Note: This course has almost reached maximum capacity and thus is currently only accepting bookings from participants looking to apply for the Diploma in Reflective Practice in Organisations. If you are a general booker please email Tina Marfo, expressing your interest in being placed on the Waiting List.

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