ISPSO 36th Annual Meeting
New York (USA) 24th - 30th June 2019
Perspectives on polarities: thinking below the surface
Our theme is Perspectives on Polarities: Thinking Below the Surface. We have received an amazing collection of paper and workshop proposals and are confident that we will have a stimulating and thought-provoking time together.
This year’s Symposium will feature three interactive panels in place of keynotes addressing some of the most vexing “polarities” we face today: Leadership in polarized times, Structural racism, and Intractable international conflicts
Institute Workshops are offered Monday through Wednesday for a full day, half-day and two-days.
Monday 24 June
Socioanalytic Methods and the Transforming Experience Framework—Day 1 (Long)
How to Understand the Social Handling of Uncertainty in Organizations Facing High Risk and Fast-Paced Change (Preil & Haugen)
Start Exploring the Immunity to Change Method (Goldenberg) (Half Day, ends at 1:00pm)
Consulting to the Current “Mad-Driving” Environment (Morgan-Jones)
Tuesday 25 June
Socioanalytic Methods and the Transforming Experience Framework—Day 2 (Long)
Working with Polarization as a Symptom of Maladaption—Day 1 (Boxer)
Patterns of Connections with Social Dreaming (Wreford-Howard & Manley)
Consulting and Role Taking: A Case Conference (Hirschhorn & Krantz)
Using the Body to Put Whole Intelligence to Work with Conflict in Organizations (Szepansky) (Half Day, ends at 1:00pm)
Wednesday 26 June
Working with Polarization as a Symptom of Maladaption—Day 2 (Boxer)
Finding Common Ground Where You Least Expect It: Getting the Whole System in the Room to Tackle Polarizing Problems (Janoff)
An Exploration of Leadership within the Context of ‘Virtuous Betrayal’ (Krantz & Pascoe)
Overcoming Polarities through Applied Hybrid Systemic Thinking and Acting as an Organizational Change Manager (Van Loo) (Half Day, ends at 1:00pm)
Thursday 27 June
- Annual General Meeting
- Members’ Day
- Close/ Reflection
- Reception & Distinguished Members Presentation
Friday 28 June
Parallel Paper Session 1
Philip Boxer: Vive la différence: When a choice is not about choosing.
Susan Long/ Christine Owen/ Fiona Martin: The shadow side of learning, leadership and culture in emergency services organisations.
Debra A. Noumair/ Allegra Chen-Carrel/ Abby Johnson/ Stephanie von Numers/ Shana Yearwood/ Sarah J. Brazaitis: Examining polarities in teaching and learning above and below the surface: The development of "X-ray Vision" in change leaders
Barbara Williams: Linking polarities: Relatedness and individuation
Steen Visholm: Networks—Groups—Boundaries: Polarities in network society and new fields to study.
Parallel Paper Session 2
Parallel Paper Session 3
Violetta Shatilova: Can women have it all? Gender identifications and leadership.
Couch, Organization, Society—Psychoanalysis and Politics : A dialogue between ISPSO President Dr. Simon Western, the founders of Room: Sketchbook for Analytic Action, Dr. Hattie Myers and Mafe Izaguirre, and the audience.
Saturday 29 June
Parallel Paper Session 4
Kate Dempsey: Sorry Business: A Kleinian perspective on apology and reparation.
Thomas Hoffman: Wombmates: Identity and polarity in twins—lessons on how to manage for the rest of us.
Petros Oratis:Polarization and the Breakdown of Lateral Collaboration: Where can containment and authorization be found in contemporary organizations?
Hannah Piterman:Can we talk about gender in the post “metoo” world?: Polarisation, populism and paralysis?
Biljana Stefanovic :The Unbearable Lightness of Being Ethical.
Parallel Paper Session 5
Seth Harkins/ Xiaohua Lu/ Jeffrey Roth/ Ms. Rui Lu/ Xumei Wang: Group Relations in China: A cross-cultural study of organizational Development, 2014–2019
Larry Hirschhorn/ Chatham Sullivan: The Developmental Project: A case study of an advertising agency.
Brian Melaugh/ Bernie McDonnell: The Journey from Love to Hate: An object relations perspective on the decline of the Catholic Church in Ireland between the papal visits of Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis.
Marina Mojovic: Reflective Citizens Engaging with Psycho-social Polarities.
Parallel Paper Session 6
Kenneth Eisold : Money is Magic.
Marcela Murarova:Corporate Social Responsibility and Emotions from Fantasy to Reality: The case of banking industry.
The Polarities Party (Gala)—Dinner, Dancing and Live Music
Sunday 30 June
Nick Bartlett: “Translation as Dangerous Work”: Exploring movement between languages and group unconscious dynamics in a China-based group relations conference.
Victoria Grady/ James Grady/ Gry Osnes: The Application of Modern Attachment Theory as a Valuable Tool to Support the Transition of Change Resistance into a Competitive Edge
Heidi Rose/ Steen Visholm:Development through Polarization and Integration: A presentation of a model and an organization for providing training and organizational development for milieu-therapeutic organizations.
Peter Szabo : Recovering Human Inheritance in Organizations and Society: An exploration of David Armstrong’s “Ethical Imagination”.