Center For The Study of Groups and Social Systems



An Affiliate of the A. K. Rice Institute
for the Study of Social Systems


The mission of CSGSS is to further the understanding of groups and organizations as social systems, with particular attention to unconscious and covert group processes in groups and organizational life, the dynamics of authority and authorization, power and other differences within and among socially diverse groups and the use of negotiated interpretation to facilitate  collaborative learning.

Using the Tavistock group relations tradition of open systems and psychodynamic theories, CSGSS  develops group relations conferences, meetings, and other events to further learning about group processes.

The Board of Directors are:

M. Gerard Fromm, Ph.D. - President 
W. Mason Smith, M. Arch - President Elect
Margaret Parish, Ph.D. - Secretary
Kevin M. Wilson, - Treasurer
Evangeline Sarda, JD
Janice Wagner, MSW, LICSW
Anat Ziff,Ph.D. member at large



The CSGSS Residential Conference - January 10-14, 2007
Director, Charla Hayden
Contact: Annabel Beerel, MBA, PhD
Associate Conference Director for Administration
297 Willis Road Sudbury, MA 01776 781.771.5663


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