Virtual Small Study Group Training in the Group Relations Tradition
Six Wednesdays from July 15 until August 19, 2020
Pacific Time: 3:00 - 7:00 pm
Eastern Time: 6:00 - 10:00 pm

The Small Study Group Training is an excellent opportunity to practice group-as-a-whole consulting skills for those who have previously attended a group relations conference or event. Participants rotate between member and consultant roles. Each participant will consult to a Small Study Group, once alone and once in a pair. At the end of the session the person receives feedback in public from a senior group relations consultant. Participants will have an additional debrief opportunity of 30 minutes in the days following taking up the role. 

The program is particularly suited for people who 

want to develop their group relations skills, 

want to learn more about the unconscious in groups, 

are interested in group-as-a-whole methodology, 

spend lots of time with groups, for example consultants, managers, trainers, facilitators, teachers, community organizers, etc. 


Please be familiar with Zoom basic, have a good internet connection and participate from a distraction free environment. 

6 Wednesdays starting July 15

Starting at 3:00 pm Pacific Time and 6:00 pm Eastern Time for 4 hours.

Fee: $300 or $250 for GRI Co-Creators

For questions contact Lauren Levy, administrator for the training.

Draft schedule:

35 min.   Opening Plenary

05 min.   Transition

60 min.   Small Group 1

20 min.   Debrief

15 min.   Break

60 min.   Small Group 2

20 min.   Debrief

05 min.   Transition

20 min.   Reflection

Faculty will be selected from:

Roxanne Kymaani, PhD

Roxanne has been involved with Group Relations work for over 13 years. She has served as Associate Director of Administration and RAG consultant for the On the Matter of Black Lives Conference, Large Group Consultant for USD's group relations conferences, and has attended many group relations conferences as a member. Roxanne has taught group relations based courses at University of San Diego and uses group relations methodology in her teaching with National University's MS in Organizational Leadership and Goucher College's MA in Cultural Sustainability. She is a faculty coach for RISE San Diego's Urban Leadership Development program and Co-Creator with Group Relations International.

René Molenkamp, PhD

René has extensive group relations experience. He has staffed and directed numerous group relations conferences and events nationally and internationally. He has trained group relations consultants and directors. He is an international leadership consultant and teaches graduate students at the University of San Diego. He is co-founder and Executive Director of Group Relations International. He is a Fellow in AKRI and former president and current member of WBC.

Evangeline Sarda, JD

Evangeline is Associate Clinical Law Professor at Boston College Law School. She is faculty director of Leaders Entering and Advancing Public Service (LEAPS) and Co-Director of the Criminal Justice Clinic, where she directs the Prosecution Clinic. She has extensive directing  and training experience. She founded the Social Justice conference series at Boston College. She is a Board Member of Group Relations International and a member of AKRI, the Midwest Center, the NY Center and former board member and current member of CSGSS. 



Lauren Levy, MA, NCC

Lauren has been involved in Group Relations work for four years. She has served as a Small Group Consultant, IE Consultant, and RAG Consultant at the Leadership for Change conference at the University of San Diego (USD). She has been on staff in the roles of Large Group Consultant and Small Group Co-Consultant at two group relations workshops run by René Molenkamp and the USD Mental Health Counseling department. She has completed LEAD550 and has been a member at numerous residential and non-residential conferences. She is a GRI Co-Creator and co-founded and co-leads a group for young people new to group relations work in Philadelphia called Becoming Uprooted. She also co-founded and co-leads a Philly based group relations reading group open to all local group relations folks. 


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