What is a Group Relations Conference?
A group relations conference is a method for learning about the exercise of role, authority and social dynamics in undertaking tasks in groups and organisations. It is a powerful personal learning experience unmatched by other approaches to organisational analysis and leadership.
Group Relations Australia (GRA) has conducted biennial group relations and mini conferences since 2007. GRA’s conferences are based in the Tavistock / systems psychodynamics approach and have, over the years, explored and developed a range of innovations. The 2022 conference continues this tradition.
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2022, The history of now: creating meaning (in the present moment), Director Nuala Dent. Visit the conference website.
2021, Disembodied Relations at Work: Exploring the Dynamics of Working On line During a Pandemic, Director Jinette de Gooijer
2018, Collaboration and Competition; Exploring the Dynamics of Working Together in groups, organisations and communities, Director Jinette de Gooijer
2018, Multiple Roles: Conflicted Interests, mini-conference, Director Veronika Grueneisen
2015, Leadership, Authority and Power: Exploring Lateral and Vertical Relations at Work, Joint GRA and NIODA Conference. Directors Jinette de Gooijer and Wendy Harding
2013, Changing Relationships @ Work: Accountability, Authority and Engagement, Director Allan Shafer
2010, Leadership for the Future: Hope Dignity and Spirit in Organization, Director Susan Long
2008, Intergenerational Dynamics in the Workplace: Age, Generations and the Future, Director Susan Long
2007, A Delicate Balance: The Challenge for Professionals in Managing Multiple Roles, mini-conference, Director Allan Shafer