Role Analysis Training Program
The Program will explore the socio-analytic consultant role for:
- Understanding group dynamics and taking a Study
Group as in a Group Relations Conference (such
as the previous AISA “Lorne” Conference, or the
Tavistock “Leicester” Conference).
- Contributing to an Organisational Dreaming Matrix through
creatively weaving dream and associative strands, and connections
- Action Research including Organisational
- Organisational Role Analysis
The overall aim is to integrate aspects
of the socio-analytic consultant role within one’s own role as a consultant, manager
or professional. The Program is not designed as a full professional
training in any of these areas, rather to provide experience of
these roles and how aspects can be used in one’s own role.
The Program is for those who wish to integrate the socio-analytic
approach in their work. Specifically it is for:
- Managers and Professionals who have a consultant aspect to
their roles, or who wish to take up a consultancy role professionally.
No previous experience of this kind of
learning is necessary; however, curiosity, and a willingness
to use one’s own feelings
and thoughts as they arise in relationship to the different tasks
of the Program are essential.
The course is limited to 8 members.
- To explore the socio-analytic consultant role as it is taken
up in different Task settings.
- To explore the origins of authority in how I take up my work
role as a manager, consultant or professional.
- To develop socio-analytic consultant skills.
- To integrate this understanding and these skills in my current
role, and thereby to increase my capacity to manage the role
- To explore theories and methodologies of socio-analytic consultancy.
Three one day Workshops on:
- Saturday, 24 June, 2006 - Starts
- Saturday, 22 July
- Saturday , 20 August
With Weekly 3 Hour sessions on:
- Monday, 3 July
- Monday, 10 July
- Monday, 17 July
- Monday, 31 July
- Monday, 7 August
- Monday, 14 August
The weekly Monday sessions are from 4.30 – 7.30pm.
64 Carlton Street,
Opposite Carlton Gardens. Carlton Street runs between Rathdowne
and Nicholson Streets. Parking is good.
Alastair Bain B.Sc.
(Econ.) Hons (London), M.A. (Chicago)
Alastair Bain began his work training consultants in 1979 when
he initiated and directed the Tavistock Institute’s one year
Action Research Training Programme. This experience, together with
directing Group Relations Conferences, was used in developing and
directing AISA’s Socio-Analytic
Fellowship Programme (a 3 year Training Programme for consultants,
professionals, and managers), Consultancy short courses, and the
Organisational Consultancy and Group Dynamics Workshops in Melbourne,
Sydney, and Perth.
Alastair Bain has carried out consultancy, action research, action
learning, and group relations projects in Australia, U.K., Europe,
U.S., and more recently India. He is a Director of the Centre for
Socio-Analysis, previously Director of the Australian Institute
of Socio-Analysis, previously a Senior Lecturer in the Department
of Psychological Medicine at Monash University, and is currently
a Member of the Tavistock Institute Association and a Member of
International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations.
He has published extensively.
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