A Reflective Group for Consultants and Change Agents
The Tavistock Institute announces the formation of a new Reflective Group for organisational development and change agents who are looking for a cutting-edge learning experience that will help with taking up roles as consultants in complex consultative projects.
The programme will interest those who wish to work with other advanced practitioners in sharing understanding and identifying key learning for future practice. This Reflective Group will be an opportunity for exploring how to use systems psychodynamics approaches in consultancy.
Venue & Dates:
The programme starts with a 1.5-day residential meeting, followed by 6 whole-day meetings – one every two months approximately.
1) Residential 1.5 days at Møller Centre, Cambridge University
21-22 January 2019
2) Non-residential 6 x 1-day meetings at The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations on Thursdays on the following dates in 2019
23 January 2020
Aims of the Reflective Group
To explore the roles and tasks of organisational development and change consultants in their settings
To discuss and analyse consultancy dilemmas faced by organisational development and change consultants
Who is this group for?
External and internal organisational consultants
People working in training and development contexts that provide formal or informal consultation to organisations
People working in human resources providing change to systems
Self-employed consultants, coaches or mentors.
Explore roles and tasks of organisational development and change consultants
Examine taking up these roles and tasks within your practice
Provide a safe space to deepen consultation skills
Encourage curiosity and enquiry
Promote problem-solving, planning and collaborating in organisational change consultancy
Reflective Group Design – How we will work
The opening 1.5-day residential meeting will comprise introductions, expectations, setting up the Group. The 6 whole-day meetings (one every two months approximately) will build on the learning of the opening residential session; the focus here will be on sharing current consultation dilemmas.
To help deepen skills, the group will build a challenging and supportive culture to enhance reflection on the learning and application.
To qualify for CPD, a written assignment of 3,000 words will be required outlining your learning and the application of the ideas to your practice.
Dr David Lawlor, PhD, MSc, Dip. Appl. Beh, Sc., CQSW
Professional Partner, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations.
Dr Mannie Sher, PhD, FBAP, TQAP, AAPSW, BA (Hons)
Principal Consultant/Researcher, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations.
For more details and how to apply, please contact Rachel Kelly: firstname.lastname@example.org