CSGSS January 2020 Group Relations Conference - Authority, Leadership & Intersectionality

WED JAN 15 – SUN JAN 19, 2020
A 5-day Residential Group Relations Conference conducted in the Tavistock tradition, sponsored by the Boston Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems


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Dear ALN Community & Friends of The Boston Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems,
I am pleased to announce this year's annual January 5-day residential group relations conference conducted in the Tavistock Tradition sponsored by CSGSS, Authority, Leadership & Intersectionality: Creativity@Work.
In this time of rapid change organizations must constantly innovate and experiment, creating new sources of anxiety. To thrive, organizations must recognize complex and intersecting social identities, and endeavor to leverage them to discover new pathways to progress. Yet understanding the impact of social identities on authority and leadership is elusive. 
This conference explores two primary layers of organizational life – one that we see and know, and another that is hidden, out of awareness yet influencing much of our activity. These dynamics deeply influence how leadership is exercised, how roles are mobilized, how differences interact with work, and how decisions are made.
Examining under the surface dynamics and learning how they shape organizational life can lead to discovering uncharted possibility and can reveal buried challenges. Yet the opportunity to examine the nature of organizational life, what we import into it and our collective influence on it, is rare or non-existent. This conference is your opportunity to creatively explore that work.
The Conference Staff and I, look forward to seeing you there.
Candice A. Crawford-Zakian, Psy.D.
CSGSS Residential Conference Director


Authority, Leadership & Intersectionality: Creativity @ Work
is a 5-day residential group relations conference in the Tavistock tradition, designed to help participants learn first-hand about unconscious activity in social systems and its impact on organizational life.


Candice A. Crawford-Zakian, Psy.D.
Monique Hoeflinger, M.A., J.D.
Nyacko Pearl Perry, M.S.
Aarti Kapoor, LL.B, LL.M, M.A.
Candice A. Crawford-Zakian, Psy.D.
Dannielle Kennedy, Ph.D., LICSW
Jan Willemoes, M.S.
Matthew H Tye, Ph.D.
Sheri-Ann Cowie, Ph.D.
Yaro Fong-Olivares, M.S.
Zachary Gabriel Green, Ph.D.
Early Bird Discount before Nov 30th!
Reserve your spot early. Limited spots available. Register before Nov 30th for up to $1000 off standard conference fees. REGISTER
Fee Reductions Available
If you are interested but the cost prohibits your attendance, please write to discuss and identify a fee that is mutually feasible. CSGSS is a non-profit organization and we work hard to make conferences available to anyone interested regardless of their current financial circumstances. ‌ ‌INQUIRE ‌


  • January 15, 2020 at 1:30pm – 1:30pm
  • The Connors Center
    20 Glen St
    Dover, MA 02030
    United States
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  • Candice Crawford-Zakian


Will you come?