Exploring the relevance and impact of Group Relations work within and beyond its network.
This new book, Group Relations Work: Exploring the Impact and Relevance Within and Beyond its Network published by Karnac, is composed of the presentations given at the Belgirate fourth conference and includes some post-conference reflections.
The various chapters touch on the current flow of Group Relations as a discipline, as a method of work being applied and studied in Group Relations Conferences worldwide and in organisations, training programmes and in the understanding of social phenomena. The chapters, while describing, articulating, exploring and conceptualising theoretical and practical issues, are also opening various questions associated with Group Relations for further thinking and exploration. As such, this book reflects at a certain point in time in the continuous practice and development of Group Relations as a discipline and a method of work.
This book is published at the moment that the fifth Belgirate conference is afoot. As previously, a gathering of over 70 Group Relations practitioners from across the Globe, come together for a three-day continuous exploration of this discipline of work, this time with a focus on ‘Doing the Business’ of Group Relations, including consideration of conscious and unconscious dynamics, financial and ethical issues.
The contributors to the book, as the conference participants, represent people from a wide geo-political spread, socio-economic background and professional disciplines. What connects all is the commitment to the application of Group Relations to a wide range of issues in our ecosystem world-wide.
The book editors are representatives of the three bodies sponsoring the Belgirate Conference:
Dr Eliat Aram, the CEO of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, UK
Dr Robert Baxter, past president of the AK Rice Institute for the study of social systems, USA
Dr Avi Nutkevitch, founding member and former Chair of OFEK, the Israeli association for the study of Group and Organisational Processes, Israel.