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:

The 5-day residential conference, co-sponsored by CSGSS will take place January 20-24, 2016 in Dover MA.  This conference offers an opportunity to explore how group/institutional pressures might influence how we lead and exercise authority. As a member, you will have opportunities for: Exploring … Read more

The Training, Education, and Application Committee of CSGSS organizes events to promote group relations learning in non-conference contexts.  Recent learning events have included an on-going virtual reading group, training in group consultation, and presentations/discussions led by CSGSS members whose expertise is … Read more