Group Relations Work: Exploring its Impact and Relevance Within and Beyond its Network is composed of the presentations given at Belgirate IV, as well as some post conference reflections. The various chapters touch on the current flow of Group Relations as a discipline, as a method of work being applied and studied in Group Relations Conferences worldwide and in organizations, training programs, and in the understanding of social phenomena.The various chapters, while describing, articulating, exploring and conceptualizing theoretical and practical issues, are also opening various questions associated with Group Relations for further thinking and exploration. As such, this book reflects a chain at a certain point in time in the continuous practice and development of Group Relations as a discipline and a method of work.
This book is a compilation of chapters based on presentations at the third Group Relations (GR) international meeting in Belgirate, Italy in November 2009, plus a number of pieces from participants reflecting on their experience of the meeting. The book takes yet another step in continuing the discourse, which began in 2003, articulating the relevance of the GR conference method and the timeliness of its application globally. The chapters in the book deal with the personal as well as the organisational journeys of GR practitioners and examine these through the lens of tradition, succession and creative application. The authors are experienced Group Relations practitioners internationally and together they enrich further the tapestry of GR model and its application and potential.
This book, the second in a series on Tavistock Group Relations Conferences, contains the collection of papers presented at the second Belgirate conference plus four additional papers reflecting on and making sense of several participants conference experiences. Taken together, these papers offer an exciting picture of the Group Relations enterprise as it continues to adapt and innovate its approaches to the practice of Group Relations conferences globally. It will be of interest to members of the group relations community as well as others who are agents of change and development in their professions and organisations, and who might use group relations thinking in their research, management, consultancy or educational roles.