Date: April 15 -19th, 2024
Time: 9am to 5pm, Mon-Fri ending at noon of Friday
Location: Seattle, WA (See below)
Tough Stuff ™ is the name of our T-Group adapted for organizations and is the foundation for all our academic programs. At the heart of Tough Stuff ™ is the Skill Group (T-Group) which was invented in 1946 by Kurt Lewin along with colleagues Leland Bradford, Ron Lippett, and Ken Benne at a workshop in Connecticut on the possibilities and implementation of the Fair Employment Practices Act. Thus, the T-Group was born in workshops resolving around race and employment issues directly related to racism. The T-group played an important part in the genesis of Organization Development.
The Skill Group (T-Group) expands one’s skills in positively impacting any client group through greater self-awareness, authenticity, and understanding of group process. Come participate in our unique T-Group that has been applied with thousands in manufacturing, software, non-profits, etc.
How this is different from your typical group-process learning experience?
This practice group deepens skills through doing them in an experiential process that includes extensive feedback from peers and faculty. Each session will include some theory, normally coupled with skill practice, and followed by a unique industry adapted T-Group.
The skills explored in this group are beyond just how to lead and or facilitate a group... they are also the skills in how to be authentic to both self and community in real time, as a participant in any group (i.e. across sectors, industries, etc), regardless of official role.
This is a hands-on learning experience designed to help you grow your skills as an authentic and creative presence in any group regardless of your role. This group is about stretching group-process skills in all aspects of group dynamics, including tension, conflict, etc.
Tough Stuff will support you in deepening not only your self-awareness, but also your
awareness of self-as-member-of-a-group, and further, expand your capacity to contribute to any group’s deeper “group awareness”.
Why join us for this unique and special learning opportunity?
Today’s professional and cultural dynamics are inviting us into deeper competence with group-process. Yet most of our systems lack models of healthy and thriving group dynamics - especially when conflict and seemingly divergent viewpoints arise. This group is about taking our skills beyond “leadership and facilitation techniques” and into the terrain of profound self-awareness in terms of how we intend to show up and how we actually do. In this unique and highly focused space, we will hone and refine our capacity to show up as we intend to our most authentic self as group contributor.
Tough Stuff is from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm PST, ending Friday at noon.