THE AIR WE BREATHE

Toxic Emotions, Organizational Health, and Social Well-Being: Psychoanalytic Understanding and Interventions

ISA Congress Center
Istituto Superiore Antincendi, Via del Commercio 13, Rome, Italy.


FRIDAY 12th June, 2015

8:00-9:00 Social Dreaming / Yoga

9:15-9:45 Welcome, Symposium Opening
with Gerard Fromm, Mario Perini, Fabio D'Apice

9:45-11:00 Keynote 1

Manfred Kets de Vries "Toxic leaders and beyond"

11:15-11:45 Coffee break

11:45-13:00 Paper Session 1

  • The Ordinary (?) Crazyness of Organisations - G. Amado
  • Hierarchy's impact on organizational toxicity: Co-production by Tops and Middles - T. Gilmore & D.Bing
  • Emergence and consequences of neurotic emotions C.Chemin-Bouzir
  • Influence of Negative Narcissism - D.Bonnet
  • Unconscious processes in organizations - S.Long
  • Learning from a working conference in the United Reformed Church - M.Argent

13:15-14:15 Lunch

14:15-16:00 Paper Session 2

16:00-16:30 Afternoon Tea

16:30-17:45 Paper Session 3

17:45-18:15 Reflections on the Day

20:00 Piazzale Ostiense: Departure by private Bus for the Gala Dinner venue

 

SATURDAY 13th June

8:00-9:00 Social Dreaming / Yoga

8:30-9:00 Registration

9:30-9:45 Stefano Bolognini (IPA President): Greetings

9:45-11:00 Keynote 2

Bénédicte Vidaillet "The 'need for recognition at work': non-problem or mission impossible?"

11:15-11:45 Coffee break

11:45-12:45 Paper Session 4

  • The psychodynamics of engagement at work. - L.Hirschhorn
  • Transforming toxicity in organisations and society. - R.Morgan-Jones:
  • The building is toxic. - W.Czander
  • A technique to treat toxicity in organizations. C.Revere & al.
  • Toxicity and the Leader's revenge. - M.Stein & G.Petriglieri
  • Why haven’t psychoanalysts been leaders in the climate movement? - S.Spieler

13:15-14:15 Lunch

14.00-14.30 Book Presentation "La Psicoanalisi e le sue Istituzioni" [Psychoanalysis and its Institutions"] by Ken Eisold

14:15-15:15 Open Space

  • Discussion on “toxic authority” - S.Western
  • Discussion on “sibling dynamics” - J.Sirota
  • Discussion on "Making systems psychodynamic writing accessible to a non-psychoanalytic audience" - M. Ringer
  • Meeting for Committee members and chairs of regional activities, current, past and future. - LARA Committee
  • Climate Change: What Can Our Community Do? - S.Spieler

15:15-15:45 Afternoon Tea

15:45-17:30

17:30-18:15 Reflections on the Day

 

SUNDAY 14th June

8:00-9:00 Social Dreaming / Yoga

9:30-10:45 Paper Session 6

  • Containing Toxicity in Change. - R.Amato & L.Moskovitz
  • How to destroy your future as a corporation. - C.Nagel
  • The Listening Post and the GRADIOR. - G.Foresti & A.Samà
  • Stress – taboo or opportunities for change. C.Rook & T.Hellwig
  • The Projection of Ubiquitous Racism at American Universities. - H.Schwartz

10:45-11:15 Coffee break

11:15-12:30 Keynote 3

Francesco Avallone "Building organizational wellbeing"

12:30-13:15 Symposium Reflections and Closing

13:15-14:30 Lunch

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