Beyond the Familiar : Courage and Creativity is an experiential learning event designed to support reflection and insight, at a time of uncertainty and complexity.
What’s our next step? What does the future hold? These are perhaps recurring questions that we ask ourselves, both as individuals, and as a community- locally and globally. And once we have laid down our crystal balls, we remember that we are responsible for our own acts of becoming.
Against a backdrop of complex change ( the pandemic, climate change, migration, “levelling up” and inequality) how do we find the courage and creativity to reach beyond the familiar. And how do we create the connections , that reach across the borders and boundaries that we construct, to collaborate effectively with others. These are the themes of the conference.
A Group Relations Conference is an experiential event comprising of a series of large group, small group and inter-group formations. The staff team work to keep the boundaries of time and task. They also offer thoughts and questions to help learning. Learning may be related to discovering something about one’s impact on others, the impact of others on oneself, how groups form, focus, or unravel, and the associations this may have with personal, professional and societal context. We welcome people who have not previously attended this kind of event.