N O U R I S H
San Diego, CA, Once a month on Friday evening
A small group of people gathers once a month to nourish our spiritual life, our soul, our body and each other. We typically start out with sharing some food that a few of us prepare while we are checking in with each other. We then transition to ten or fifteen minutes of silence to just be or meditate, subsequently we share something about a spiritual theme or do an activity and we end with a fire ritual. If you are interested in joining us, please contact René
Philadelphia, PA, April, 2020
GRI is started a group relations community in Philadelphia called "Becoming Uprooted." A small group will gather once a month to explore the unconscious and other foundations of group relations work. We join over food brought by members, open with a presencing exercise, and then carry out here-and-now work co-facilitated by the group conveners. A group discussion to unpack the here and now and to further process the unconscious follows before we close by giving space for members to share what they are leaving with or learned from the group. The group is intended for young adults in their 20s and 30s who are new to group relations work. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Lauren (email@example.com) or Amber (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Virtual, April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 (3-4:30 Eastern Time)
Additonal Program: Tuesdays April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 5, from 3:00 - 4:30 Eastern Time.
GRI, in collaboration with the Sacred Inclusion Network, is offering an interactive webinar series to explore one's spiritual path. Six people of diverse spiritual backgrounds and René Molenkamp as the facilitator will meet five times by videoconference to explore discuss and deepen their understanding of their spiritual paths, and learn how their personal journey is similar and different from others' journey.
This conference is canceled
Intersectionality: Working in the Borders of our Relatedness and Dividedness
Boston, MA, March 27-29, 2020
This three-day Group Relations Conference explores the conscious and unconscious ways we are bound together in organizational life. Participants join to co-create a temporary organization that has the task of learning through experience about the intersections of our group memberships in relation to the systemic dynamics of authority and power that we engender. We have the opportunity to examine how our relatedness and dividedness connect and intersect, to discern when and where authority and power is static and fluid, and to exercise leadership in a changing environment. As we encounter rational and irrational group processes that simultaneously assist and hinder, connect and divide, and connect through dividing us in our work, we may ask: Can we bring all of who we are to our work? If so, how? And if we do, what will be the impact that our collective actions and inactions have on the experience of justice? If you are concerned about these issues and want to develop your capacity to authorize yourself and others to lead justly in the intersections, then join us!
San Diego, CA, May 1-3, 2020
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 small study groups and rotate into a consultant role for the group. 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. Faculty for this event are Roxanne Kymaani and René Molenkamp.
New York, NY, October 2 and 3, 2020
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.
Bornholm, Denmark, October 4-10, 2020
This is the second year, we organize the silent retreat in Denmark. All who are desirous for stillness in their lives are invited. Silence helps to come to stillness. Spending a few days in silence is a journey into the Unknown. The retreat is a wonderful place to just be. And in this process of being we often return to our true selves. Words are not quite adequate to convey the experience. Trust the spirit and join us if you are curious or drawn to spending some time in silence.
Boston, MA, October 9-11, 2020
Hierarchies of the Collective: Mind Body Spirit is a unique Group Relations Conference in the Tavistock tradition that studies the rise, shifts and flow of authority and leadership dynamics through our experience of our collective mind, body, and spirit. Focusing on what is above and below the surface of our consciousness, we will listen to the different perspectives and experiences that our bodies, mind and spirit reveal. Analogous to how our first/second/third person perspectives add depth to our language communication, our spirit/body/mind offer different and sometimes conflicting perspectives that deepen our understanding of community and self. More information forthcoming. Suma Jacob is the director of the conference.
Bolinas, CA, February 2020 (TBD)
The silent retreat is for those of us who are searching for stillness in their lives. Silence helps to come to stillness. Spending a few days in silence is a journey into the Unknown. The retreat is a wonderful place to just be. And in this process of being we often return to our true selves. Words are not quite adequate to convey the experience. Trust the spirit and join us if you are curious or drawn to spending some time in silence. For more information, to register please send an email to email@example.com.
Youth Empowerment Services provides financial assistance to youth involved in the juvenile justice system. The recipients use the funds for specific physical, emotional or psychological needs, for example a new pair of glasses, or a bus pass to get them to and from work prior to receiving their first paycheck. YES responds quickly and all donations go directly to youth. For more information, contact Carlos Nelson via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A group of professional executive and leadership coaches from around the world donate time, energy and passion to worthwhile causes through free individual and team coaching services for leaders and leadership teams of causes who make a difference in the world. For more information, visit www.coaches4causes.org or contact Suzanne Weeks via email at email@example.com.
SIN consists of people who collectively explore the dynamic nexus between diversity and spirituality. The do this primarily through experiential one- or two-day experiential events aimed at deepening personal and group awareness. For more information contact Angelo Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit the website at www.diversityandspirituality.com.
Primary Energy in Working Communities by Anjet van Linge
Turtles Dance Differently by Anjet van Linge and Zachary Green
On Accountable Innocence by Anjet van Linge
Cycles of Noticing by Anjet van Linge and Zachary Green
The Field by René Molenkamp
Beyond BART: Analysis at the Level of the Field by Zachary Green and René Molenkamp
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