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THE SHADOW OF THE INSTITUTION: LEADERSHIP, AUTHORITY, INTEGRITY, AND ORGANIZATIONAL NARRATIVES
UCLA Medical Plaza
300 Building
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, May 18, 2018, 6:00 PM to Sunday, May 20, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
Category: Group Relations Conferences

 

THE SHADOW OF THE INSTITUTION:

 LEADERSHIP, AUTHORITY, INTEGRITY, AND ORGANIZATIONAL NARRATIVES

An experiential Group Relations Conference in the Tavistock tradition

 

 

 Director
Leonard Levis, Ph.D.

 

PRIMARY TASK and METHOD

This conference is designed to provide members, together with the staff and consultants, an opportunity to create a temporary institution with opportunities to experience, examine, and understand systemic processes – overt and covert, conscious and unconscious – which are encountered in the exercise of leadership, authority, and power. The conference design and staff consultations will focus particular attention on the exercise of authority and leadership from a group-as-a-whole perspective. The learning method is experiential and members learn primarily through action and reflection on their experience of the conference, which distinguishes it from other conferences where the faculty provides didactic information for the learners to take in.

 

One purpose of this conference is to study the shadow aspects of institutional life. In this context shadow is described as the unwanted aspects of self as they are represented and projected into the groups we identify with and work in, essentially becoming group level phenomena. Towards this end we will consider how formal and informal authority emerges and is used, how leadership is managed, how roles are assigned, taken up, and auditioned for, how boundaries are negotiated, and how the felt experience of one’s attempts to participate in and understand organizational life are manifest. 

 

Participants should plan to attend in all the scheduled events.

 

For more information, please visit the website: http://shadowoftheinstitution.com/

To register, complete the application form: The Shadow of the Institution: Leadership, Authority, Integrity, and Organizational Narratives


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