Authority, Leadership, Role, and Task:
Bringing Mind and Body to Work
1400 N. Roosevelt Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173
May 16-19, 2019
Please note that there has been a change in the staff roster. Dr. Seth Harkins and Ms. Isabelle Reiniger will not be consulting during the conference.
A Group Relations Conference, in the Tavistock tradition, that integrates “low-ropes” challenge course events.
This 4-day non-residential conference is designed to give you a unique experiential opportunity to discover how roles might shift when you involve both your mind and your body.
Led by a highly skilled and diverse staff, you’ll be able to work on how you exercise personal authority and leadership.
Conference Director: Barney Straus, LCSW, CGP, FAGPA
Associate Director: Dannielle Kennedy, LICSW, PhD
Assistant Director for Administration: Olga Konyakova, LSW, CADC
This conference is sponsored by Roosevelt University, Department of Psychology (Host) and co-sponsored by the A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Groups and Social Systems
What makes this conference unique
Like most Group Relations Conferences, this one is designed to help people study the exercise of authority in groups and understand more about their own responses to authority. However along with the more traditional group work, this conference will also include some group challenge events in order to help you bring not only your mind, but your whole body into the experience. In a group challenge event members will engage in a series of concrete problem-solving initiatives in small and large group configurations. These events will offer an opportunity to explore how roles may shift as a group focuses on accomplishing physical tasks. Not highly physically demanding, these challenges have historically been used to explore and improve communication between group members, and to look at what roles people take on in the group. These events will offer an opportunity to explore how roles may shift as a group focuses on accomplishing physical tasks.
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Reservation Code: RGCO or the group name “Group Relations Conference”.
Illinois Group Psychotherapy Society will award 30 CEU’s to social workers, psychologists, and masters level counselors. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in receiving CEU’s and sign up for CEU’s at the registration desk.
Registration deadline is Friday, May 10, 2019
REGULAR REGISTRATION FEE = $1,200
Faculty, employees, and members of sponsoring organizations may register for $1,000.
Students from Roosevelt University may register for $300.00.
Students from other institutions may register for $400.00.
A limited number of partial scholarships will be available.
Steps to apply for a scholarship: 1) Fill out the registration form below 2) Make a $30 payment for the scholarship application (this amount will count towards the payment for the conference) 3) Send a letter of need to email@example.com
A $50.00 rebate will be provided per person when three or more individuals from the same organization register for the conference.
The fee structure has been designed to encourage those from the same organization attending together.
Enrollment will be limited to 48 members; early registration is advised. The Conference is offered at reduced fees for faculty, students and employees of the host and sponsoring institutions,for students in general and for those able to register early.
WITHDRAWALS AND CANCELLATIONS
Withdrawals after April 15, 2019 will not be refunded unless the position can be filled by someone on a waiting list. A $30.00 registration fee will be withheld to cover administrative costs in the event of cancellation.
Experiential learning can sometimes be stressful. Therefore, individuals who are ill or experiencing a period of significant personal difficulty should forego attendance at this time. In addition to the completed Conference Registration Form, available at the conference web site, each applicant must provide a letter of reference from someone who can vouch for his or her capacity to participate in an intensive learning experience. The applicant is responsible for seeing that this letter is submitted before May 1, 2019. Letters should be sent via e-mail to the conference email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT PAYMENT NOTIFICATION: PLEASE NOTE THAT THE REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL THE PAYMENT IS PROCESSED. ONCE YOUR REGISTRATION IS RECEIVED, YOU WILL GET AN EMAIL WITH THE LINK TO THE PAYMENT OR YOU COULD ALSO RETURN TO THIS PAGE TO PROCESS THE PAYMENT VIA PAYPAL BUTTON BELLOW. PLEASE CONTACT US AT GROUPRELATIONS2019@GMAIL.COM WITH ANY QUESTIONS.