Working with Diversity: Exploring the dynamics of cross-cultural relations in groups, organisations and communities
November 23 @ 9:00 am - November 28 @ 5:00 pm
GRA’s 6th residential working conference offers the opportunity to learn about the dynamics of group processes and cultural diversity and their influence upon productive working relations and community engagement. Co-sponsored with the Tavistock Institute, the conference will be held at International House, a residential college of The University of Melbourne.
The purpose of the conference is to provide opportunities to learn about the dynamics of cultural diversity and its influence upon productive working relations.
It is a unique learning opportunity where participants are assisted to navigate and make sense of their experiences in organisations and beyond.
A team of international staff will facilitate participants’ learning through consultancy and reflective discussions in exploring such questions as: How can we better understand the reality of working with diversity? What is the significance of group dynamics, public voice, personal authority and clear roles for shaping constructive cross-cultural engagement?
The conference is designed as a temporary organisation of staff and participants who together work on a primary task over six days, and in the process co-create an organisational culture that can be studied in real-time.
“A group relations conference is an experiential laboratory where individuals can immerse themselves in systems dynamics and develop their capacity to have a public voice.”
(Edward R. Shapiro, 2019 Finding a Place to Stand, p. 59)
Enquiries: Caroline Farmer, Director Resources & Communications email@example.com