2017 Institute of Group Leaders' Conference -
Thursday and Friday, 12-13 October 2017
Wesley Conference Centre - 220 Pitt St, Sydney
Save the date... this is an important conference to attend!
Group experiences are a foundation that builds healthy communities. As a society, even though adult learning principles have existed for decades, they
are often not fully lived. The next cornerstone for group work is to remain strong on its core foundations and capture the evidence that demonstrates
its worth with increasing focus on:
- Making a difference in disadvantaged communities
- Supporting refugees
- Engaging youth
- Reducing divisiveness in the community
- Building a greater sense of safety when people are afraid and vulnerable
- Responding to and reducing domestic violence.
This conference will live and promote the following 1st principles:
- Focus on how group leaders apply new and existing learning that allows people to build on what they already know. We can help group members to access
it, amplify it, and apply it rather than reiterating information already known.
- Learning occurs between group members as much as from the content or the group leader. Group work provides many more opportunities than just efficiency
for delivering content to more people.
- Does what we do make a difference? Evaluate the difference a group experience makes. Use a Program Logic Model to capture the essence of your program
and its key outcomes and assumptions.
- Group workers develop their own resilience and capacity for leadership yet work in a reflective and empowering way so that the benefits of group work
are ultimately for the participants.