Customising TIHR Traditions: Dialogue Towards an International Symposium
This event provided 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”.
The event convened by Jean Neumann (Tavistock Institute’s Professional Partner and Senior Fellow in Scholarly Practice) and Antonio Sama (Tavistock Institute’s Professional Partner and Faculty at Christ Church Business School), welcomed individuals who identify with the schools of thought associated with TIHR. Those who have previously attended the Institute’s professional development programmes or have been influenced by Tavisock traditions in professional practice were invited to share their experiences with simpatico people on how TIHR traditions have informed their practice, drawing collective learning on their fitness to address today’s organisational and societal challenges. The dialogue will contribute to the designing of a Symposium on the Institute history and contemporary relevance for the Academy of Management annual meeting in Chicago 2018
A 90-minute’s collective reflective space was offered (e.g., “cocktail party”, “median group”) where participants could speak to the topic.
Jean Neumann BA, MA, PhD serves as Professional Partner and Senior Fellow in Scholarly Practice for the Tavistock Institute. A founding faculty and director of studies for the Advanced Organisational Consultancy (AOC) programme (1993-2009), she continues to hold the dual aims of using theory to improve practice as well as practice to clarify theory. Jean’s private practice offers individual and small group consultation to organisational consultants and change managers.
Antonio Sama BSc, MA is a Tavistock Institute’s Professional Partner and Programme Director for the MBA Healthcare and Education for the Christ Church Business School. Antonio teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate levels both in the UK and Italy. He consults to third sector and community organisations.