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Organizational Constellation CoP - "Organizational Trauma"

  • 25 Jan 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Cleveland Park Public Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC. Near the Cleveland Park metro stop – parking is on side streets


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Organizational Constellation CoP

Topic: Organizational Trauma

Description: The theme for our program this month is Organizational Trauma. Many of us have worked in or with organizations that seem to be difficult places. The symptoms of this difficulty include demoralized staff, high turnover, "we-they" conflicts between people, departments and management and staff, and/or poor performance. 

We will take a systemic look at the causes behind these affects and search for potenial solutions that might mitigate them. One possible cause is collective trauma that becomes part of the organizational system.  While there are many methods to resolve personal trauma how do you address and heal collective trauma in an organizational setting? 

One helpful resource is the book, Organizational Trauma and Healing, by Pat Vivian. According to Vivian, organizations that have a mission related to social justice, focusing on client groups that are oppressed in some manner, are more likely to suffer from organizational trauma. 

As OD consultants we have seen other types of organizations affected by collective trauma that might have been instigated by factors such as layoffs, bad publicity, poor leadership, dysfunctional policies or acts of violence. How these disruptions, be they in the past or in current time, continue to affect the present, including the ability of the organization to thrive, will be part of our inquiry using systemic constellations.

Come be a part of a dynamic and transformative afternoon. 

This event is free and open to all - donations to support the CoP are appreciated...

We will be in meeting room 3, lower level. Please register. Donations to cover expenses are appreciated. 

Facilitator: Harrison Snow has facilitated constellations for hundreds of people in more than 150 constellation workshops or personal sessions. He has trained leaders and coached many hundreds of people from all walks of life to help them realize personal, professional and organizational growth in 27 countries. His latest book is Confessions of a Corporate Shaman; Healing the Soul of an Organization.

Cost: Free, donations to cover expenses are appreciated 

CoP Leader: Harrison Snow, teambuilder@msn.com

Harrison Snow has facilitated constellations for hundreds of people in more than 150 constellation

Cancellation Policy:  none – please register for the free workshop 

Additional Notes: for more information on systemic consulting and coaching visit: https://www.changedynamicsinternational.com

Also: orgiq.blogspot.com - a blog on organizational constellations that contains the write up of our findings for the November 2018 meeting: What went wrong with GE?

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