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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The history of now: creating meaning (in the present moment)
an in-person group relations working conference
28 November – 2 December 2022

 In recent times, interconnected and rapid changes related to the pandemic, climate change, war, and politics, have resulted in complex, global crises. Now, more than ever, we need to learn about the dynamics of leadership and authority as we confront the profound, existential dynamics of today’s interlocking problems.

  • What have we learned from our experience?
  • How is it changing the ways we think about leading, relating, and managing?
  • How might we bring this learning into our workplaces?

This conference is for individuals and organisations who would like the opportunity to explore how their experience has changed and is changing their understanding of leading, relating and managing.

For more information and to register, please visit the conference website 

Past conferences

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

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