Managing, Supervising and Facilitating Groups in The Workplace: A work based discussion group for public and voluntary sector professionals
- Are you looking for a regular opportunity to think with others outside your organisation about your work?
- Do you facilitate groups that 'don't always go to plan'?
- Are you part of a work group or team that doesn't always work well together?
- Would you benefit from a monthly reflective space to think with others about the groups you work with?
- Would you find group supervision on a monthly basis helpful?
Groups are an important aspect of everyday working life, but some groups work better than others. This programme will help participants think about the group process in the context of their work environment, help them understand group dynamics and the position individuals take within the group in order to facilitate a better functioning, more productive and happier working environment. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on inter-partnership, multi-disciplinary working within teams and groups of staff or service users/clients/patients.
The programme offers participants the opportunity to meet with other professionals to develop thinking about working in, and with, groups through sharing experiences, discussion and some guided reading, Participants will develop the skills needed to apply theoretical ideas to their work with groups and reflect on their own roles within their organisational context.
The group will provide an opportunity for participants to:
- Present their own work, share ideas and reflections with fellow course participants and facilitator and learn from others
- Apply systems psychodynamic ideas to their current practice
- Gain clarity to manage their team role and review working in
- Review specific work-related issues, concerns or new
challenges and the complexities of managing with limited resources
- Analyse the institutional dynamics that develop through
statutory change, restructuring, new working practices and associated institutional defences
- Have a reflective space to share difficult and complex
work issues relating to clients, patients and service users
There will be 12 sessions over the academic year, on Thursday mornings from 9.30 - 11.30am.
course will be of interest to those working in the NHS, local authorities,
throughout the public and voluntary sectors including NGOs and charities and
the creative sector.
Stephanie Segal is an organisational consultant, leadership development coach and facilitator, Director of Stephanie Segal Consultancy. Stephanie is a visiting lecturer at the Tavistock and facilitates a supervision group for alumni of the Working with Groups MA programme. Stephanie facilitates Action Learning Sets and leadership development programmes throughout the public sector nationally and internationally with specific expertise in the NHS, Social Care and Education.
Stephanie’s consultancy has carried out projects
for public sector and multi-national companies focusing on managing conflict,
leadership development and managing difference. Stephanie has a Social Care and
Children and Families background. She studied for an MA at the Tavistock and
Portman and works with a systems psychodynamic framework approach. Stephanie
was a Cohort Director for the NHS Leadership Academy Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
MA programme and is a member of ISPSO, OPUS, ASIIP, Association For Coaching