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:

Leadership and Followership: The Exercise of Authority in Turbulent Times A Group Relations Conference in the Tavistock Tradition: January 17th – 21st, 2018 Dover, MA Director: Samar Habl, MD

Leading from Experience training April 27-28, 2018 Stockbridge, MA Convener: M. Gerard Fromm, Ph.D., ABPP More info coming soon  

See our membership page for information on how to join CSGSS. Or, renew your membership by December 31, 2017.