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United and Divided We Stand: Leadership, Authority, Political Identity, and ________.
A New York Center eGRC 2021
Group Relations Event
Virtual - via Zoom
February 20, 2021
9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
The New York Center for the Study of Groups, Organizations, and Social Systems is excited to announce an online group relations event that foregrounds American political identity. On February 20, 2021, all are invited to join the virtual forum, United and Divided We Stand: Leadership, Authority, Political Identity, and __________________.
This one-day event is designed to engage participants of varying political persuasions in a dialogue across the boundaries of party lines using group relations methodology. As members, participants will have the opportunity to explore what is beneath the surface of what unites and divides us politically while forming a temporary learning organization with staff. Staff representing various political party affiliations, ideologies, and group identities will be present to facilitate members' learning.
The Tavistock Model of Group Relations, developed in London, England in the 1950s, is the model upon which this event is based. In 1965, Margaret Rioch and A. Kenneth Rice, for whom the A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems (AKRI) was named, imported the model to the United States. This time-honored method offers a dynamic lens for exploring conscious and unconscious behavior within groups, organizations, and social systems. More specifically, group relations thinking offers insight into our experiences of group life across the different contexts that make up our daily lives, such as at home, the workplace, and within society at large.
Through group relations, members and staff are invited to explore in more depth the interplay between their political identity and other group identities, in relation to leadership/followership, and authority, to better understand individual and collective behavior in groups and how we take up our role as citizens at this particular moment
United and Divided We Stand: Leadership, Authority, Political Identity, and __________________is hosted by the New York Center for the Study of Groups, Organizations, and Social Systems, an affiliate partner ofAKRI, and co-sponsored by Group Relations International. Familiarity with group relations methodology isnot required to attend; those who are new to the ideas and concepts of group relations are encouraged to join.
Patrick Jean-Pierre, PsyD
Flora N. Taylor, PhD
Director of Administration
Elyce Cole, MA, MSc
February 20, 2021, Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
For reservation, register HERE.
Due to limited slots, make your reservation/registration until February 6, 2021, Saturday