Leadership and Followership: The Exercise of Authority in Turbulent Times - A Conference in the Tavistock Tradition

09 Oct 2017 4:59 PM | Perry Miller, Editor (Administrator)

Leadership and Followership: The Exercise of Authority in Turbulent Times
A Conference in the Tavistock Tradition
January 17 - 21, 2018
Dover, MA

Leadership in organizations—businesses, schools, hospitals, agencies, places of worship, government—can be invigorating, compelling, bewildering, and maddening.

What may be too often overlooked or misunderstood is the role of powerful emotional experiences in leaders and their followers. Passionate commitment, indifference, and a range of other emotions play a more significant role than we might appreciate.

Imagine that we could build a temporary institution where we could learn about the “under the surface” forces that influence how we come alive at work or find ourselves less present and engaged. What would we learn about the complexity of group membership and institutional dynamics? What new perspectives would we have on how we might take up leadership roles?

Working over five days, we will create this special institution together to explore how group and institutional pressures influence how we lead and exercise authority.

Join this intensive conference sponsored by the Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems (the Boston affiliate of the A.K. Rice Institute). 

 

For more information and to register please see the attached brochure or visit the website: https://www.leadershipcsgss.org/

This conference is endorsed by the A. K. Rice Institute as consistent with its educational standards for Group Relations training in the Tavistock tradition.