Group Relations Conferences

Group Relations Conferences

We are excited that you are considering participating in a Group Relations Conference at Teachers College, co-sponsored by the Social-Organizational Psychology program and The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. Thank you for your interest, and welcome to our community.

The Group Relations Conference (GRC) provides an experiential learning opportunity for participants to examine their own and others’ behaviors in group and organizational settings through the creation of a new social system in which group dynamics can emerge and be studied.

In general, we hold group relations conferences three times a year, in the spring, summer, and fall. Each group relations conference typically occurs over three days (Friday through Sunday) from approximately 9am to 9pm each day.

In-person conferences take place at the Teachers College campus located at 525 W. 120th Street, New York, NY, 10027.


Conference Membership

Our group relations conferences are primarily intended for graduate students at Teachers College and Columbia University affiliates enrolled in the course Group Dynamics: A Systems Perspective. However, we also welcome conference members from the general public and typically have between five and fifteen public members at each conference. The overall membership size ranges from 45 to 70 participants.

A diverse conference membership deepens everyone’s learning and serves to enrich the conference experience for all.


Conference Fees

The regular conference fee is $450, which includes all conference events and light refreshments throughout the weekend. Discounted rates are available for current students ($350), employees in not-for-profit organizations ($400), and organizations sending three or more members.


Upcoming Conference Schedule

  • Fall 2023 - November 17-19, 2023 (in person)

Participating in a Future Conference

If you would like to attend a group relations conference here at Teachers College (and you are not currently enrolled in Group Dynamics: A Systems Perspective), please complete this form to be added to our wait list.

After filling out the form, you will be contacted on a first-come, first-served basis for the next available conference. Registration usually opens about 1.5 months in advance of the conference, so there may be a delay between when you complete the form and when you hear back from us. We will send you a conference brochure and instructions for completing the registration process. All members are charged a registration fee, which can be paid online by credit card or with a mailed check.



Please email with any additional questions about group relations conferences at Teachers College in the Social-Organizational Psychology program. Thanks again for your interest. We look forward to learning with you!

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