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  • 1. The Nature of Group Membership and Team Processes ADLT 675 –Groups and Team Facilitation Fall 2013
  • 2. Exploring the Nature of Groups and Teams through your Assignments • Reflective Practice: What and Why the Blogs? Blog Triads and Quads • What It Means to Become a Group Facilitator • Two team facilitation assignments • Final paper – Individual assessment of the group and team experience • Peer Assessment – Dee Fink’s contribution of team members
  • 3. How the Course is Organized • Three segments • Learning to Observe Group and Team Dynamics (4 sessions) • Learning to Facilitate Group Dynamics (3 sessions) • Learning to Intervene in Group and Team Processes (5 sessions, in Learning Studios on the 5th floor) • Readings • Three texts: Levi, Schein, Schwarz
  • 4. Early Struggles in the Life of a Group Question: Does the individual exist for the group, or does the group exist to support the individual? • This bi-polar position fades only when members accept themselves as an entity capable of acting on behalf of its members, AND • When the group accepts the importance of its individual members
  • 5. Early Struggles in the Life of a Group
  • 6. Identifying your Group Memberships What groups are do you belong to, and how do these shape your identity? Consider family groups, work groups, social or religious groups, etc.
  • 7. Our Collective Group Memberships Identify Who We Are as Individuals
  • 8. To become an effective group, members must integrate individual differences among members
  • 9. Impact of Group Maturity on Group Member Participation
  • 10. Research on Group Process
  • 11. Wilfred Bion (1961) found struggle and conflict at both the conscious and unconscious levels of group life. He describe groups as having three basic emotional states: Dependency (leader) Fight-flightPairing
  • 12. Aspects of Collective Life in a Group One of the outcomes of the ambivalence that individuals experience upon joining a new group is reflected in ”holding back” until the lay of the land is clear The group can be thought of as a social entity capable of acting as a whole and expressing feelings and thoughts over and beyond those of its members
  • 13. Psychological Aspects – What’s going on in the group Smith & Berg,Paradoxes of Group Life, 1987
  • 14. A Group Effectivenes s Model