Object Relations: A Still Life Exhibition

sam_TFFriday 20 October, Home Page, Thursday 19 October, Transacting with the future, Tuesday 17 October, Wednesday 18 October

Metalpoint drawings and prints developed from work with the TIHR archive. Metalpoint drawings and prints developed from work with the TIHR archive. Through this exhibition, which took place in the Swiss Church, I bring my ongoing research on the question of art, objects, artefacts, cultural interventions, aesthetic forms in the work of the Tavistock Institute. How they are situated in … Read More

TIHR Projects Over the Decades

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

Celebrating the past of the Tavistock Institute leading to the present – the presentation will bring previous projects back to life and will give an overview of the Institute’s work during the 70 years of its existence. Celebrating the past of the Tavistock Institute leading to the present – the presentation will bring previous projects back to life and will … Read More

Decades On: So where to for Group Relations in South Africa?

sam_TFLetters from the new social ecology, Tuesday 17 October

Through a visual display we present an historical overview of the group relations work in the Tavistock tradition done in South Africa as a way of thinking about our future contributions through group relations work. We focus on the different organisations/role players that offered and are still offering group relations interventions in the different spheres of daily life in South … Read More

History at Work: Building Organisational Memory, Empathy & Compassion

sam_TFIn the shadow and light of the archive, Thursday 19 October

In recent years there has been a turn towards interest in history, due to both heritage interest and scholarly enquiry. This has provoked an admirable amount of scholarly publishing, including in the pages of Human Relations. Drawing on this interest, this is a two-hour dialogic interdisciplinary session which first examines choice sections from Tavistock historiography, for example from H.V. Dicks’ … Read More

From Dystopias to Desirable Futures in Human Relations

sam_TFFriday 20 October, Transacting with the future

Visioning the steps inbetween Visioning the steps inbetween The event took participants on a compelling journey in the possible futures of human relations. It was divided into three phases. Beginning from collective dystopic images that pervade our collective imagination (through cinema, video-games, mass-media, etc.) we approached the following questions: considering human relations in 2050, what sort of world would we … 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. In this talk we 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. In this talk we present our own … 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 move 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

Virtual Simulations

sam_TFFriday 20 October, Transacting with the future

Drawing on group relations methodologies, this event took the established elements of time, task and territory and marries them together with the virtual world. Drawing on group relations methodologies, this event took the established elements of time, task and territory and marries them together with the virtual world. The event explored the dynamics and impact of the broadening boundaries of … Read More

Activating the Alumni & Programme Showcase

sam_TFFriday 20 October, Home Page, Transacting with the future

There are now thousands of people in Britain and across the world who have participated in the Leicester conference and other Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR) programmes over the years. Many of whom have been inspired to use what they have learnt both personally and in their professional lives. There are now thousands of people in Britain and across … Read More

When Things Go Wrong… How Organisational Development Can Help

sam_TFEvolving practice and the informed society, Wednesday 18 October

Healthy working relationships are one of the greatest sources of fulfilment for individuals and key to organisational success, but are not always easy to achieve. And when things go wrong… what can we do? This workshop explored conflict in organisations, why organisations are such a fertile ground for it and how Organisational Development (OD) can help. Intended for those unfamiliar … Read More