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

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

Panel discussion: TIHR & Tavistock Clinic: Historical Reflections & Thoughts for the Future Tavistock Enterprise Panel discussion: TIHR & Tavistock Clinic: Historical Reflections & Thoughts for the Future Tavistock Enterprise A panel discussion of three people who have had long associations with both the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations and the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust – David Armstrong, Michael Rustin and Jon Stokes. The … Read More

Living Archive Conversations

sam_TFLetters from the new social ecology, Tuesday 17 October

You are invited to join an informal conversation group about the earlier years of the Tavistock Institute and its interaction with and impact on ‘partner’ organisations and to contribute your memories and reflections. Our shared lived experiences may add important additional material to the Archive, and call to memory where we have travelled from, which may throw new light on … Read More

Living Archive Conversations

sam_TFFriday 20 October, Transacting with the future

This session was an informal conversation about the earlier years of the Tavistock Institute and its interaction with and impact on ‘partner’ organisations and to contribute your memories and reflections. The session reflected on how shared lived experiences and memory of where we have traveled from may add important additional material to the Archive, as well as throwing new light … Read More

Exploring Connectedness

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

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

Crossing Borders

sam_TFFriday 20 October, Home Page, Letters from the new social ecology, Thursday 19 October, Tuesday 17 October, Wednesday 18 October

The video, Crossing Borders visualises the journeys of people experiencing forced migration. Based on performances of a Slow Walk in Australia and Denmark, the video explores the nature of boundaries – real and symbolic, lived and imagined – in the observed experiences of groups walking through time and space, and in a public space. A Slow Walk is a performance … Read More

Complexity, Evaluation & Theory of Change

sam_TFHome Page, Letters from the new social ecology, Tuesday 17 October

The Tavistock Institute’s contribution to current evaluation practice The Tavistock Institute’s contribution to current evaluation practice This talk and discussion explored questions around complexity, systems thinking, learning and impact in contemporary evaluation practice at the Institute. Evaluators at the Tavistock Institute, the country and worldwide are currently fascinated by the opportunities and challenges of complexity thinking. How can we assess … Read More

Digital Transformation & Leadership in Times of Industry 4.0

sam_TFFriday 20 October, Transacting with the future

Its impact on humans Its impact on humans The work life and the organisational world is changing very fast. Digitisation and the industrial revolution 4.0 is accelerating these changes. The impact on organisations and humans will be immense. Some new developments are organisations and their ecosystems, digital leadership, digital and agile organisational culture, new work places, robots in factories, big … Read More

Before the Beginning and After the End

sam_TFFriday 20 October, Transacting with the future

This Dialogue Event, originally created and designed by Dr Sari Mattila, drew on Gadamerian hermeneutics, Bionian concept of container-contained, Winnicottian notion of play and Buberian philosophy of dialogue, introducing new dimensions to dialogue praxis. It’s an event that has been offered in Group Relations Conferences since 2010. This Dialogue Event, originally created and designed by Dr Sari Mattila, drew on … Read More

Tavistock Poetry Reading

sam_TFTransacting with the future, Tuesday 17 October

A strong theme among Tavistock Institute practitioners is that they don’t just explore the world through their social science identities, but they also realise the value offered by the creative arts in making sense and communicating complex societal challenges.  Over the last six years poets, artists, storytellers and filmmakers have visited the P3C (Practitioner Certificate in Consulting and Change) programme … Read More

Past, Present & Future: From the Tavistock Institute Archive

sam_TFFriday 20 October, In the shadow and light of the archive, Thursday 19 October, Tuesday 17 October, Wednesday 18 October

The archive exhibition traces the pioneering work of the Tavistock Institute throughout its 70 year history of applying the social sciences to real life problems. Using archival documents recently brought into the light and made accessible at Wellcome Library, the display positions past, present and future at the heart of Tavistock’s 70th celebrations. These documents reflect the Tavistock Institute’s seminal … Read More