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:

A residential conference in the Tavistock tradition co-sponsored by CSGSS and the A.K. Rice Institute January 18-22, 2017      Director: Samar Habl, MD For more information, please visit: Please contact Chauncey Collins, Assistant Administrator, for inquiries through the main website: