I experienced the creation and evolution of an organization and how the conscious and unconscious of every member affected this process. By being part of this organization, you are given a unique opportunity to study all aspects of how an organization works.

Roel de van der Schueren
Policy Consultant, Harbormaster Division, Port of Amsterdam

The A.K. Rice Institute Online Calendar is provided to promote a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional group relations events sponsored by the Institute, its Affiliates, and international group relations organizations, as well as independent conferences, workshops or training events co-sponsored by any of the above.
Conferences or events sponsored by the A.K. Rice Institute and its Affiliates are indicated as such.
Other conferences, workshops or training events and related activities are listed, though listing does not imply sponsorship or other oversight by the Institute.

Upcoming Events – by Date

The Leicester Conference

Task Authority Organisation
Presence in Absence: IN and OUT @ Work

August 5 – 18, 2017
Leicester, England

This annual Group Relations residential conference, which has been running since 1957, is designed for those who are looking to develop their leadership and managerial capacity to effect change in work groups and organisations and to improve their ability to work with complex and challenging issues.

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Unstable World/s: Today’s Societal Issues Through a Group Relations Lens

OFEK Celebrates 30 Years

September 7 – 9, 2017
Tel Aviv area

Join to celebrate OFEK’s 30th anniversary at a weekend with lectures by international opinion-shapers and experiential sessions. Aim: to tackle pertinent and controversial  issues that directly affect us all.

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The Tavistock Institute
Celebrating 70 Years

Reimagining Human Relations in our Time

October 17 – 20, 2017
Multi-sited, taking place in the public domain

We are delighted and excited to be issuing this call inviting contributions to our festival in October 2017. Taking place over four days, Reimagining Human Relations in our Time, will be a multi-sited event taking place in the public domain.

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Il Nodo Group presents
7th International Working Conference

LFA 2017
Decision Making and Accountability
“Learning from Action”

October 20 – 22, 2017
Maccagno (Va, Italy) at Casa Emmaus

The experiential style of these “Learning from Action” workshops is a Group Relations event (, which is intended to help community staff and carers to explore and study the value of their daily activities as a form of communication.
Participants learn directly by sharing their life and forming a Temporary Learning Community for the length of the event, developing fundamental skills for all those who are employed in residential institutions.

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Whole Systems Consulting Advanced Practice Workshop

November 3 – 5, 2017
Chicago, IL

This Whole Systems Consulting workshop aims to bridge the gap between Group Relations conference experience or academic work, and its application in your consulting practice: from personal learning to systematic understanding and organizational change. Participants will practice a distinctive methodology to unlock and transform the unconscious dynamics that cost your clients time, money and human energy.

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Organisational & Social Dynamics

November 10 – 11, 2017
London, England

The Conference aims to promote fresh thinking in the field of organisational and social dynamics. We welcome papers through which contributors are seeking to open up discussion on new thinking and new approaches. We want to promote the merits of reflective citizenship to a wider audience.

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Group Relations Conference

Authority, Leadership, and Diversity in Groups and Organizations

February 2 – 4, 2018
Conference Director: Solomon Cytrynbaum, PhD

Effective leadership and the meaningful exercise of authority require more than intellectual and technical understanding. Group Relations Conferences provide a well-defined context within which to learn experientially about the dynamics and challenges that impact performance and productivity in organizational life. This Conference will benefit professionals in the fields of business, human resources, organizational development, government, education, and mental health.

Save the Dates – Check back for more information later this summer

The 31st OFEK International Group Relations Conference in Israel

Authority and Leadership in Uncertain Realities
Including an Advanced Training Group

February 18 – 23, 2018

Can you SAVE THE DATE in times of uncertain realities?

Director: Moshe Bergstein
Associate Director and Head of Training: Daphna Bahat
Associate Director: Hanna Marder

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Beligrate VI

The Place where we Live
The space for Group Relations

November 1 – 4, 2018
Hotel Villa Carlotta, Belgirate
Lago Maggiore, Italy

We are delighted to announce the 6th Belgirate meeting call for papers.  Continuing in the tradition of the previous five Belgirate meetings, this meeting is also intended for people who have held staff roles, at least once, in Group Relations conferences, and who want to contribute, explore, and influence the discourse of group relations practitioners in their fields.