Training in Group Relations Consulting
University of San Diego, February 1-3, 2019
Co-sponsored by the Conscious Leadership Academy
Endorsed by the A. K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems
This program is designed for people who want to practice and expand their capacity to "read' the group-as-a-whole and consult to what is happening in the here-and-now. Participants will form both small and large study groups and have an opportunity to rotate into a consultant role for either small or large group, depending upon their level of experience. At the end of the consultation consultant(s) receive immediate feedback in a public setting from one or more senior group relations consultants for the benefit of all participants. A number of spots will be reserved for people who prefer not to take a consulting role, but are interested in the Group Relations model of experiential learning.
The training is particularly suited for people who
- want to develop their group relations skills
- want to learn more about the unconscious dynamics in groups
- are interested in group-as-a-whole methodology
- spend lots of time with groups, for example community organizers, consultants, clinicians, trainers, teachers, etc.
Faculty consists of senior group relations practitioners.
Are you ready to take the chair and consult to the field?
Zachary is Co-founder and Board Member of Group Relations International and Fellow of the A.K. Rice Institute. He is Director of Leadership and Diversity Initiatives at the Nonprofit Institute as well as a Professor of Practice in Leadership Studies at University of San Diego. Zachary works on community leadership through RISE San Diego and international development through IMAGO Global Grassroots.
Betsy is Associate Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Seattle College. She is a member of the Lummi Peacemaking Circle Leadership Team. She leads the Change Facilitators Team for the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges. Betsy is a Fellow of the A.K. Rice Institute and Co-Creator with Group Relations International. She is an organizational consultant and executive coach with Kindling Consulting, NY.
René is Co-founder and Executive Director of Group Relations International and Fellow of the A.K. Rice Institute. He is Director of Executive Education at the Conscious Leadership Academy at the University of San Diego and is a leadership consultant for the International Institute of Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland and the Judge Business School of the University of Cambridge in the U.K.
Kate Regan is the President of Kairos Consulting Group and the proprietor of a small inn in rural Washington. She is a member of AKRI and GREX, and a former research specialist for the Mack Center, University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare.
Joe Lasley, Administrator
Joe is Community Director at the University of San Diego. His career includes over a decade working in Student Affairs/Higher Education including residential life, leadership programs, personnel selection, training, and military & veteran programs. Joe has a B.S. in Organizational Communication and Psychology, a M.S. in Higher Education Administration, a graduate certificate in Organizational Psychology and is working to finish a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies in 2020. He is a Co-Creator with Group Relations International.
For questions about the training, please contact Joe at or call him at 218-310-1793.
We can only guarantee a place as a non-consulting member.
At this point all consulting places are taken. Feel free to register for the waiting list.
Joe Lasley (email@example.com) will inform you where you are on that list.
We can guarantee a place as a non-consulting member.
If you wish to consult to the Small Study Group, it is likely that we can offer you a place as a co-consultant.
If you would like to consult to the Large Study Group you will be placed on a waiting list.
Contact to inquire about your status.