Small Study Group Series

Seven online sessions with

Dr Wendy Harding

Small Study Group Series

Seven live interactive online sessions with

Dr Wendy Harding

 

Seven two-hour sessions

Two time options starting March 2022

NIODA is offering an exciting and valuable opportunity to explore online small group dynamics through participation in a small study group. Studying online small group dynamics provides an edge to the work we are all currently engaged in on virtual mediums. The study group method is that of the traditional Tavistock style study group method. In this, the participant group explore their own conscious and unconscious patterns of small group behaviour in the ‘here and now’ using group/system-level analysis. This design encourages in-depth ‘learning through experience’ as well as laying a theoretical foundation for understanding interpersonal group dynamics.

Through this experience, it is anticipated participants will increase their capacity to identify, analyse and manage online and onsite workgroup dynamics; to appreciate the emotional labour of work, and to enable constructive leader-follower relations.

The direct group experience is supplemented by critical discussion of selected theories and models of group dynamics.

Your learning will be supported with weekly readings.

Dr Wendy Harding will lead and manage the sessions, along with taking up the consultant role to the study group.

Small Study Group Series: Dr Wendy Harding

AUD $2,000 for seven live interactive online two-hour sessions

The study group will be fully interactive and online. The commitment is for seven, two-hour sessions. The two hours will involve one hour of a traditional Group Relations style small study group and one hour of reflection, development of working hypotheses and links to work.

There is also an option to study this as a subject of the NIODA Master of Leadership and Management (Organisation Dynamics) course which includes an additional three sessions and assignments are required. Please contact admin@nioda.org.au for details.

Starting Monday 7 March option

3 – 5 pm 🇨🇰  Melbourne
11 pm Sunday – 1 am 🇺🇸  New York
4 – 6 am (eek!) 🇬🇧 London
6 – 8 am 🇿🇦 South Africa
9.30 – 11.30 am 🇮🇳 New Delhi
12  – 3 pm 🇸🇬  Singapore

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Starting Tuesday 8 March option

7 – 9 am 🇨🇰  Melbourne
3 pm Monday – 5 pm 🇺🇸  New York
8 pm Monday – 10 pm 🇬🇧  London
10 pm Monday – 12 am 🇿🇦 South Africa
1.30 – 3.30 am (eek!) 🇮🇳 New Delhi
4 – 6 am (eek!) 🇸🇬  Singapore

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Wendy Harding, CEO NIODA

Dr Wendy Harding

Small Study Group Series

CEO & Director of Academic Programs NIODA, Australia

Wendy Harding has been actively involved in the field of organisation dynamics in Australia for 30 years. She has been an educator for 25 years, first at Swinburne University, then RMIT, and since 2014 at the National Institute of Organisation Dynamics Australia (NIODA). Wendy is currently the NIODA’s CEO and Director of Academic Programs. Wendy is also faculty in both the NIODA master’s degree and PhD.

Study group is a unique and powerful method for understanding the ways in which covert dynamics impact the way that groups and systems work towards tasks, or alternatively seek to avoid the task. Avoidance can occur as a result of the challenging experience of being in a group, the task itself and the contextual forces acting on the group, or all of the above together. Wendy has had decades of experience in introducing ideas about deeper group dynamics and their impacts on the group through the study group consultant role. It is a critical capacity of the study group consultant to co-create with the group safe enough conditions for in-depth learning to occur. Wendy brings her extensive knowledge and experience to this task. Participants of study groups are then able to translate their learning to a greater understanding of, and influence upon their own workplace group dynamics, both online and onsite. This learning is a significant professional edge for all leaders, managers and team members.

When & Where

NIODA Small Study Group Series 2022: Seven two-hour live interactive online sessions with Dr Wendy Harding

📆  Dates

Monday’s

7, 21 & 28 March
4 & 11 April
2 & 9 May

⏰. Session Times

3 – 5 pm 🇨🇰  Melbourne
11 pm Sunday – 1 am 🇺🇸  New York
4 – 6 am (eek!) 🇬🇧 London
6 – 8 am 🇿🇦 South Africa
9.30 – 11.30 am 🇮🇳 New Delhi
12  – 3 pm 🇸🇬  Singapore

Due to changes in different countries for daylight savings, summertime, wintertime there will be variations.

📆  Dates

Tuesday’s

8, 15 & 22 March
5, 12 & 26 April
3 May

⏰. Session Times

7 – 9 am 🇨🇰  Melbourne
3 pm Monday – 5 pm 🇺🇸  New York
8 pm Monday – 10 pm 🇬🇧 London
10 pm Monday – 12 am 🇿🇦 South Africa
1.30 – 3.30 am (eek!) 🇮🇳 New Delhi
4 – 6 am (eek!) 🇸🇬  Singapore

Due to changes in different countries for daylight savings, summertime, wintertime there will be variations.

💷  For only

AUD $2,000 including; all seven two-hour sessions; study group, weekly readings, and critical discussions with limited participant numbers

There is an option to study this as a subject of the NIODA Master of Leadership and Management (Organisation Dynamics) course which includes an additional three sessions and assignments are required. Please contact admin@nioda.org.au for details.

👩🏻‍💻. Location

Live interactive online sessions via Zoom

About NIODA

The National Institute of Organisation Dynamics Australia (NIODA) offers internationally renowned post-graduate education and research in organisation dynamics, and decades of experience consulting with Australian organisations. 

The study of organisation dynamics brings together socio-technical and psychoanalytic disciplines to explore the unconscious dynamics that exist in every group, team or organisation. Learning more about these theories, and reflecting on the experience of them, can support leaders and managers to unlock great potential in their organisations, tackling issues through a whole new light.

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