The mission of CSGSS is to further the understanding of groups and organizations as social systems, with particular attention to unconscious and covert processes in group and organizational life, the dynamics of authority and authorization, power and other differences within and among socially diverse groups, and the negotiated use of interpretation to facilitate collaborative learning.


Using the Tavistock group relations tradition of open systems and psychodynamic theories, CSGSS develops group relations conferences, meetings, and other events to further learning about group processes. For more info, email us at:

See our membership page for information on how to join CSGSS. Or, renew your membership by December 31, 2018.

The Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems is pleased to¬†announce another in its series of weekend training workshops on the consultative stance. Leading from Experience will be held 11/9/2018-11/11/2018 at the The Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, … Read more