Staff's approach to its roles and attitudes determines whether conference members are in fact presented with learning opportunities focused on intergroup and institutional behaviors and processes. Staff's approach to the nature of these events is manifest in the protocols and procedures instituted by the director and in the staff's collective management of its roles and its own intragroup, intergroup, and institutional dynamics.
Several staffing innovations recently
introduced are examined. Case examples are used to illustrate key
points. A lexicon defining key words with meanings specific to the
setting of the intergroup and institutional events is included.
History and parameters of the intergroup event
Types of intergroup event
Intergroup and institutional event foci
The director's tasks
Structures: Paradigms for learning
The staff room's boundaries
The member-staff boundary consultant's entry into members' groups
The learning tasks of intergroup representation and negotiation
Related topic: Study group consultancy: Elements of the task
Further information about group-relations conferences, in which intergroup and institutional events are usually included, can be found at these related sites:
de l'Innovation Social / International Forum for Social Innovation - France
Forum International de l'Innovation Social / International Forum for Social Innovation - France
The A. K. Rice Institute - USA
AGSLO - Sweden
Washington-Baltimore Center of the A. K. Rice Institute - USA
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