Energy, Creative Collaboration and Wellbeing in Organizations
5th International Working Conference
Wednesday 12th June 2019 - Saturday 15th June 2019
Ex-Convent S Giovanni Battista, Viterbo, Italy
Il Nodo Group
with Coirag, FINOD, Hope of the Amazon Civil Association, Innova, Metanoia, Tavistock & Portman, Worklab
Info & Fees
The tradition of Group Relations Conferences has generated extraordinary ideas and intuitions regarding unconscious collective thought processes, images, emotions, anxieties, defensive responses and the impact these reactions have on a system to “stay on task”. It is our responsibility to explore and create structures which nurture wellbeing and vitality in the systems we live in.
Our proposal is to offer a Group Relations Conference where traditional methods, internationally practiced for over sixty years, will focus on the dimension of the body and of energy as well as on their sustainable relationship with the environment.
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The conference is a temporary organisation shaped by the collaboration of the participants and of the staff. Learning is experiential and based on the study of the here and now.
Residence is required: it is part of the learning as well as the observation of the web of relationships deveoped in the course of the conference’s events. This method requires self- reflection and encourages a free spirit of research and thinking.
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The conference is directed at individuals,
from all walks of life, who are interested
in understanding groups, organisational
dimensions and the evolutionary level
found in the social contexts in which we
live. Specifically it is directed at those who
would like to sustain existing resources in
a better and ecological way and to bring
new thoughts and wellbeing into the
organisations where they operate.
Climate change is an unavoidable reality
threatening the equilibrium of the globe
which requires to be faced with attentive
eyes turned both to the world we live in
as well as to an inner world often moved
by acquired habits and unchallenged
assumptions. In all social groups and
in organisations, both corporations and
institutions, the present crisis which
covers an interconnected web of causes,
from the financial to the environmental,
calls for a change of direction. By
activating new creative processes, it is
possible to shift from a point of view
based on unlimited expansion to one
based on the reality of conscious use of
The experience of the conference will
allow participants, in the roles of leader
and follower, to learn and reflect upon
these themes and the possibility of
creative collaboration towards the
realisation of a common task.
ECW is a work in progress and a fertile
field of research in the field of Group
Relations Conferences: we recommend,
if you have already participated, to enroll
in this fifth edition to deepen learning
and develop the ability to apply it in the
context of your life.
FEEDBACK FROM PARTICIPANTS
The conference created a shift in me and the
realization that I could pick up my past work
and deliver it with renewed conviction in the
legitimacy of my voice.
The working conference has to do with a
more subtle and resonant way of learning
and new ways of embodying information.
The mind in between observing and
participating, experiences time in a different
way and starts generating dialogues within
and new ways of thinking wellbeing.
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Psychotherapist, group analyst,
organisational consultant; senior fellow,
University College London (UCL); lecturer
at the universities of Rome, Aquila
and Perugia; Staff member of Group
Relations Conferences; Amerta Movement
teacher; co-founder of the Association
socialdreaming.it; former chair of the
Gordon Lawrence Foundation; member of
the scientific committee and board member
of Il Nodo Group (Turin); member of OPUS
(London) and of ISPSO.
Organisational Consultant and Project
Manager, Social Dreaming Host,
Balint Group leader and Large Group
consultant. Has been on staff of Group
Relations Conferences in Italy. Degree in
Communication Studies, Master in Human
Resources. Member of Il NODO Group and
former trustee of the Gordon Lawrence
Maria Pia Conte
Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst, member
of Italian Psychoanalytic Society and of
International Psychoanalytical Association,
guest member of the British Psychoanalytic
Society. Member of Il NODO Group, Torino
and OPUS, London.
Dancer, choreographer, assistant
choreographer, company teacher and
dramaturg. Visiting lecturer in Academic
and dance professional contexts. Co-curator
of Racconti di Altre danze festival in Livorno.
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Tuina
Massage Practitioner and certified teacher
FISTQ, Qi Gong and meditation practitioner
and teacher. Social Dreaming Host.
Consultants (including Maria Pia Conte, Franca Fubini & Alfredo Veneziale
Singer, storyteller and voice teacher;
visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths, Chichester
and Plymouth Universities; public workshop
programme, The Nature of Sound;
registered Amerta Movement Practitioner
and teacher; qualified Craniosacral
practitioner; member of the Ridhwan
School following the Diamond Approach;
researching methodology for the use of
“Songworlds” within a clinical context in
collaboration with CSPP (Pescara).
Chairman Foundation Rosa dei Venti. Social
entrepreneur, Psychotherapist (ECP,WCP).
Director of Therapeutic Community for
adolescents, Organizations consultant.
Faculty of Psychosomatics. Chairman Il
NODO Group. OPUS member. Creator and
co-director of innovative GR events such
as “Energy Cocreation and wellbeing in
organizations” and “Learning from Action”.
Basketball coach. Member of the Order of
top of documentInfo and Fees
The working conference begins at 12:30 pm, Thursday 13th June and ends at 2:00 pm, Sunday 16th June.
REGISTRATION: from 10:30 am to 12:00
pm, Thursday 13th June
Board and lodging are included. At the time of registration a down payment of € 180 (VAT included) is required. The balance is due by June, 5th 2019. You can apply for registration by filling in the online form available on www.ilnodogroup.it
REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION
Agenzia Mosaico +39 011 5681238
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EARLY BIRD: before April, 20th
REGULAR: after April, 20th
BASIC ENROLLMENT PLAN
Early Bird: € 780 + VAT*
after 20 April: € 880 + VAT*
for members of the sponsoring organisations
Early Bird: € 700 + VAT*
after 20 April: € 800 + VAT*
of min 3 people enrolling together
Early Bird: € 600 + VAT*
after 20 April: € 700 + VAT*
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A few bursaries will be available at a special fare of € 480 + VAT. Applications should be received by April, 20th 2019.
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