Animating Evidence

sam_TFEvolving practice and the informed society, Friday 20 October, Thursday 19 October, Tuesday 17 October, Wednesday 18 October

An installation of the Institute’s research into contemporary societal challenges. An installation of the Institute’s research into contemporary societal challenges. This installation weaves together a number of animations, produced by the Tavistock Institute to disseminate the results of recent EU and UK funded projects, into an overarching narrative which showcases the Tavistock Institute’s engagement with contemporary social problems and highlights … Read More

A Participatory Performance: Shadows and Light

sam_TFEvolving practice and the informed society, Wednesday 18 October

A participatory immersive performance bringing to life Tavistock researchers and the people they worked with in communities, organisations and societies across a 70 year body of work. This artistic response will step off the pages of the archive and into the Swiss Church, where the people, their relationships and their diverse worlds will be recreated and reimagined through their encounters … Read More

Living the Paradox: the Art of the Here and Now

sam_TFEvolving practice and the informed society, Home Page, Wednesday 18 October

“Here and now” is a term widely used in society and organisations in different contexts for different purposes. The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations work in and with groups has taken the “here and now” to be a central learning modality for leaders. Rooted in an understanding of unconscious processes, offer a direct experience of the obstacles to our being … Read More

Living on a Prayer: Worship Posture as a Model for Societal Cohesion

sam_TFEvolving practice and the informed society, Home Page, Wednesday 18 October

Society both in Britain and in the USA is deeply fractured along many lines; religious, political, cultural and racial. One of the causes is the chasm between individual and society. Society both in Britain and in the USA is deeply fractured along many lines; religious, political, cultural and racial. One of the causes is the chasm between individual and society. … Read More

TIHR & Tavistock Clinic: Historical Reflections & Thoughts for the Future Tavistock Enterprise

sam_TFEvolving practice and the informed society, Wednesday 18 October

Panel discussion: The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations and the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust: Historical Reflections and Thoughts of the Future. Panel discussion: The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations and the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust: Historical Reflections and Thoughts of the Future. This will be a panel discussion of three people who have had long associations with both … Read More

Exploring Connectedness

sam_TFEvolving practice and the informed society, Home Page, Wednesday 18 October

This is an observed dialogue between former teacher and student, exploring a key concept arising from the work of The Grubb Institute of Behavioural Studies. The dialogue will explore implications that connectedness has for the work of leadership, organisational and societal transformation, and the core experience of being human. This is an observed dialogue between former teacher and student, exploring a key concept arising from the … Read More

Here is Where I am

sam_TFEvolving practice and the informed society, Wednesday 18 October

This workshop draws attention to the nature of ‘place’ as a key aspect of working in the ‘here and now’. Places have the capacity to fill us with sensory experiences and stimulate encounters with our autobiographical and procedural memories. These can influence the way that I think about my identities and the choices I have as to how I behave … Read More

Customising TIHR Traditions: Dialogue Towards an International Symposium

sam_TFEvolving practice and the informed society, Home Page, Wednesday 18 October

An opportunity to collectively reflect on: “How the TIHR traditions influence my practice of … in dealing with … and what and how I have customised for my particular situation or circumstance”. An opportunity to collectively reflect on: “How the TIHR traditions influence my practice of … in dealing with … and what and how I have customised for my … Read More

Democracy at Risk: How Group Relations Illuminates

sam_TFEvolving practice and the informed society, Wednesday 18 October

We believe group relations work, is ultimately, a means to transformation. We will present our own experiences of using group relations in service of teaching, learning and facilitating engagement across multiple contexts and diverse populations in organisations and in society. We believe group relations work, is ultimately, a means to transformation. We will present our own experiences of using group … Read More

From ‘Authority & Leadership’ to Identities & Cultures in Violent Conflict

sam_TFEvolving practice and the informed society, Wednesday 18 October

In this talk we describe a process of progression and shift in the application of Group Relations. In a personal, professional, and organisational journey, we moved from an initial significant learning experience to the unique application and method of intervention in deeply ingrained and resistant residues of traumatic histories and their present impact. The integration of individual, meta-individual, group and … Read More