Director’s Training for Group Relations Conferences
New York City, October 2-3, 2020
Co-sponsored by
The A. K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems and
Group Relations International


The objective of this training is to be introduced to and/or deepen the learning about taking up the role of conference director in group relations conferences. It is an opportunity to learn about the person in role as conference director and holding a system in mind, the whole, the parts, the staff, and most importantly the members. It is also an opportunity to enhance skills in dealing with the complexity of multiple roles, identities, relatedness and relationships.   


The content will include, but will not be limited to, philosophy of directing, staffing, themes, systems, design, budget, administration, collaboration, taking up and holding the role, co-sponsorship, etc.  The design of the training is a combination of teaching, consultation, observation, interpretation, discussion and experiential activities.


The training is offered for fairly new group relations directors and people who aspire to direct conferences in the future.  Participants should have attended and have been on staff of one or more group relations conferences.



René Molenkamp, PhD and Mary B. McRae, EdD



Friday and Saturday, October 2 & 3, 2020

October 2: 9am-6pm, October 3: 9am -5pm



Community Resource Exchange (CRE)

42 Broadway, 20th floor, New York, NY 10004



$400 for training



Please send an email to Jodi Austin ( indicating why you want to participate in the training and what your experience with group relations is.

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