NIODA have a number of seminars and workshops coming up over the next few months.

NIODA Group Relations Working Conference 2023
Authority, Role, and Distributed Leadership in the Hybrid Workplace: the challenge of transforming experience
Hybrid – onsite (Melbourne) AND live interactive online
We all know the familiar refrain of increasing complexity and disruption in contemporary work life, but how are we to respond, collectively and individually? As awareness of our interdependence, diversity, and vulnerability grows, questions about how we exercise authority and leadership appropriately demand our attention.
Follow this link for more information and to apply.

The New York Center for the Study of Groups, Organizations, and Social Systems invites you to join us Socially Dreaming on the first Saturday of each month at 5.00 – 6:30 PM EST (Sunday 8.00 – 9.30 AM AEST).
On Zoom.
Through the sharing of dreams, and freely associating to their content, we provide an opportunity to examine the social systems, smaller or larger, which we are all a part of. The Social Dreaming Matrix is for everybody who is interested in learning about social dreaming as a method of expanding their awareness of collective experiences.
The matrix takes place on the first Saturday of every month with the last one being June 1st 2024.
Please send an email to to indicate your interest and you will receive an invitation with a Zoom link a few days prior to the matrix.
We invite you to join the hosting team.
Each matrix is hosted by three members of the New York Center Social Dreaming Hosting Team.
The role of the host is to hold the boundaries of the Matrix as well as to form working assumptions about the themes that are in the Matrix as the Matrix is going on.
The hosting team meets to prepare prior to each Matrix as well as to debrief afterwards. The team also meets bimonthly for 60 min. to reflect together.
***Joining the co-hosting team will require becoming a member of The New York Center.***
More information here

The Art of Management and Organisations is calling for contributions to the 2024 Conference in Nancy, France. The theme is ‘New Total Arts for Sustainable Futures’.

There are a number of inspiring streams, that “welcome all kinds of contributions which support us further develop our understanding, theorizing, discussing, organizing, and realizing of “management and organization as New Total Arts”. To uphold the playful and inspirational art and aesthetics tradition of The Art of Management & Organization, we encourage all contributors to be creative and create untraditional performances, provocative presentations, thrilling events, evocative exhibitions, unconventional papers, and much more.”

GRA Member Nuala Dent and Rob Cairns are the convenors for “A Working Arts Precinct” (flyer attached). As a way of apprehending Total Art, this stream aims to foster an expansive atmosphere of mind and mood; that translates into ways for sharing, linking, sense-making and integrating new ideas generated from experiences of the conference. Please contact Nuala or Rob if you have an idea you would like to discuss, or would like to know more about the conference.


Transitions and Transformations: Diversity, Risk and Sustainability
2 days online followed by 2 days in person
• November 24, 29 – Online
• December 1, 2 – In Person

‘Asking questions is the central act of transformation. Questions are the key that causes the secret doors of the psyche to swing open.’ – Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Through one lens every aspect of our lives is subject to impermanence, contingency, change. Plausibly this has always been so, but it can seem like this is gathering pace. Personally, locally, and globally, the challenges of climate change, of artificial intelligence, of resource limitations, can pull us in multiple directions.
Learn more here

Courage to Cross the Bridges We Cannot See
April 18-21, 2024
The 2024 Dialogues theme is about courage, compassion, and building bridges toward a world where everyone can flourish.
Calls for proposals now!
Learn more here

A New Climate for Group Relations: Emergence, Traditions & Innovation
For your planning, here are the dates for the next Belgirate meeting in 2024 Thursday – Sunday:  24th – 27th October 2024
The venue: In person at the Real Marina Hotel in Olhão, near Faro in Portugal, with views over the Ria Formosa National Park.
Belgirate is a conference for people who have held staff roles, at least once, in Group Relations Conferences, and who want to contribute to, explore and influence the discourse of Group Relations practitioners in their fields.

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