Group Relations Conferences Tradition, Creativity, and Succession in the Global Group Relations Network
Edited By Eliat Aram, Robert Baxter, Avi Nutkevitch Copyright 2012
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This book, the third in a series based on the Belgirate conferences, deals with the personal as well as the organisational journeys of Group Relations practitioners and examines these through the lens of tradition, succession and creative application.
Preface and Acknowledgements -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Exploring Personal, Institutional, and Cultural Journeys in Group Relations Conferences -- “Climbing fast up the ladder?!” The lived experience of directing -- Experiential learning: the Indian experience from the proto-historic period to the present -- Administration and creativity in the Leicester conferences: dancing on the drudge -- Journeys of Conferences: Grappling with Tradition, Succession, and Application -- Germans, Jews, Israelis, Palestinians, and Others today: thoughts on the “Nazareth” conferences -- Robben Island as a container for diversity dynamics: the directors’ experience -- Beyond the family psychic template -- Learning Through Experience: Wrestling with Creativity and Innovation in Succession and Application -- Learning from experience and the experience of learning in an academic setting -- Leadership: a song of mentoring and power -- Beyond succession: learning from experience of being the board of Group Relations Nederland -- Leadership and innovation in management and consultancy -- Post-Conference Reflections -- A church with no followers: a split of knowledge and power in the group relations community -- Intimacy and detachment: working relationships in a temporary institution -- Belgirate as the crossroads: discovering the essence of the work elsewhere -- Manliness in the era of female leadership -- The chains of tradition: escaping, endorsing, or exploring? -- How envy, fear of envy, and manipulation of envy can paralyse healthy competition and healthy succession -- Some reflections on the experience of Belgirate III: tradition, creativity, and succession in the global network from a lateral perspective -- Boundaries, connectedness, and networks: reflections from Belgirate III -- Remnants, Quakers, and group relations