Change requires collaboration. The Institute uses Double Task to develop our client’s capabilities to work in and understand groups of all kinds and levels. We call this capability GroupAware and recognise it as a significant contribution to personal development, efficiency and resilience.
Relentless focus on “getting the job done” leaves people alienated from the group and disengaged. This dilutes the common purpose, creates unnecessary barriers and results in sub-optimal outcomes. GroupAware provides a new way of seeing teams or groups and provides insights into more effective team working.
GroupAware empowers people, at all levels of organisations. This leads to improved team performance, deeper reflective practice and the resilience to catalyse change in a complex world.
Insights into WiG from those who attended in 2018.
Wisdom in Groups
Our focus is on developing improved group and team awareness and efficiency. To this end we offer an annual four-day residential programme in leadership development that provides:
- Deep insights into individual, group and team.
- Increased awareness of the value of genuine collaboration and the power of
- Personal growth
Wisdom in Groups – Overview
Enabling you to develop your skills in leading others through exploring both your impact and your influence.
Reflective practice is a vital skill when managing in a complex world. The Bayswater Institute Wisdom in Groups event is intended for leaders and organizational consultants in the public, private, faith-based and not-for-profit sectors who seek to develop their reflective practice.
Ken Eason is Executive Director (Operations Management) at the Bayswater Institute and Emeritus Professor at Loughborough University. Ken joined the Bayswater Institute in 2002 after a 32-year career at Loughborough University. A psychologist by training, Ken has specialized in action research approaches to sociotechnical systems change. He has been a regular staff member at the Bayswater Institute Working Conference events.
Corinna Arndt is currently finishing her DPhil at Oxford specialising in organisational culture and the psychology of groups. As a consultant, group facilitator and leadership coach she uses a systems-psychodynamic approach and has recently been working with scientists at Cambridge, psychologists in the prison services, and senior managers at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD). Corinna also works as a psychoanalyst in private practice.
It was a unique opportunity to develop myself. It was a very special combination of a safe space and a challenging one, with a lot of insightful people. This combination allowed me to explore things that I don’t usually have the time to focus on and it opened up a new world.
Feeling more confident about my contributions at work – my “imposter syndrome” inner voice has receded a lot. Profound experience that will stay with me, always.
I feel that I am applying my learning to both work … and to my private life.
I’m certainly more aware of group dynamics now and use that awareness to better understand how to read and handle situations.
The course was engaging, stimulating and overwhelming and I am confident it will stay with me for years to come.
Whilst aspects were challenging, the environment was a warm and supportive one and I felt a shared sense of exploration by both the participants and the staff.
I was very satisfied and found the program very helpful in resolving my dilemmas.
I have done a number of events and conferences about work, role, organisations, leadership and so forth but return to the Bayswater model as winning through on being most accessible, relevant and applicable to work environments.