Small Study Group Series

Seven online sessions with 

Professor Susan Long

 Small Study Group Series

Seven online sessions with

Professor Susan Long


Seven two-hour sessions 5 – 7 pm

Wednesday 30 September till 11 November 2020

NIODA is offering alumni and friends of NIODA a valuable opportunity to refresh your organisation dynamics understanding through participation in a small study group. The study group offers intensive exploration of small group dynamics through 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 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.

Professor Susan Long will lead and manage the sessions, along with taking up the consultant role to the study group.

Small Study Group Series: Professor Susan Long

AUD $1,100 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 on Wednesday evenings 5 – 7 pm (Melbourne time). 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.

5 – 7 pm 🇨🇰  Melbourne
8 -10 am 🇬🇧  London
3 – 5 am (eek!) 🇺🇸  New York
3 -5 pm 🇸🇬  Singapore

Please note, there are time zone shifts during these sessions to daylight savings and wintertime, so the session times do vary.  The time listed below is set to calculate the first start time depending on the time zone of your computer.  The first session will start at:

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Small Study Group Series








Prof Susan Long


Small Study Group Series 

Director of Research NIODA, Australia

Currently, Susan supervises research students and conducts organisational research. Susan also teaches and supervises doctoral candidates at different universities and teaches in the INSEAD Master of Coaching and Consulting program in Singapore.

As an organisational consultant in private practice Susan works with organisational change, executive coaching, board development, role analysis, team development and management training. She originally trained as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist.

When & Where

NIODA Small Study Group Series 2020: Seven two-hour live interactive online sessions with Prof Susan Long

📆  Dates

Wednesday 30 September – 11 November 2020

⏰. Session Times

5 – 7 pm 🇨🇰  Melbourne
8 – 10 am 🇬🇧  London
3 – 5 am (eek!) 🇺🇸  New York
3 – 5 pm 🇸🇬  Singapore

Due to changes in different countries for daylight savings, summertime, wintertime there will be variations.  At the beginning of October, Melbourne changes to daylight savings time, so there is a variation of one hour for other time zones.  And then, for example, in the UK, summertime ends 25 October, so after this, there will be another time shift. If you would like further details, please note this on your application form.

💷  For only

AUD $1,100 including; all seven two-hour session; study group, weekly readings, and critical discussions with limited participant numbers

👩🏻‍💻. Location

Live interactive online sessions via Zoom


The National Institute of Organisation Dynamics Australia (NIODA) offers internationally renowned post-graduate education and research, 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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