Friday, Apr 29, 2022 Sunday, May 01, 2022

Interpersonal Dynamics Introductory T-group Weekend

Build interpersonal skills and gain exposure to the T-group learning method, as used in the popular Stanford MBA elective, Interpersonal Dynamics.
Open to
Faculty
Staff
Stanford Community
Alumni
Public

Location

On Campus

Stanford Graduate School of Business
655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305
United States

We are holding this Introductory T-group training In-person. If the Stanford Covid-19 restrictions change, we may be required to deliver this session virtually.

Health Requirements and Protocols

  • T-group participants must wear masks at all times indoors.
  • Prior to coming on campus each day, participants must submit a Stanford University Visitor Health Attestation form.
  • For more information, please see the Stanford Visitor policies.

Learning Outcomes

This training is designed to increase your interpersonal skills — to enable you to:

  • Communicate in a more congruent fashion
  • Be more fully yourself and express more parts of yourself
  • Be in touch with your emotions and express them in appropriate ways
  • Give and receive constructive feedback in a way that strengthens relationships
  • Raise and resolve difficult interpersonal issues that may arise in the group
  • Build more open, trusting relationships
  • Engage in self-disclosure in a manner that promotes inquiry and dialogue
  • Understand the dynamics of small group interactions
  • Better appreciate and explore the impact of all forms of diversity and differences that exist in teams or groups of people, including race, gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation

Who Should Attend

The weekend is especially geared towards individuals who are interested in applying to the Stanford GSB Interpersonal Dynamics Facilitator Training Program and want to gain exposure to T-groups in anticipation of this.

The training is a mutual “getting to know you” opportunity: you get to know us and how we do this work, and we get to know you and how this approach works for you. Subsequent to the weekend, training leaders will provide input to the program on your potential as a trainee facilitator.

We encourage people of different backgrounds to attend the weekend and to join our learning community at Stanford. To ensure a balanced pool of attendees, acceptance to the weekend may not be made exclusively on a first-come, first-served basis, but ​also with an eye to creating a richly diverse group. The training can be especially rich given the diversity of those attending.

In addition, we welcome anyone who is interested in the T-group model of experiential learning to apply. 

Also:

  • Couples cannot share a T-group
  • Stanford employees are welcome to participate in the Introductory T-group Weekend but are not currently permitted to apply to the Interpersonal Dynamics Facilitator Training Program

Training Leaders

Stanford GSB faculty and senior facilitators Hugh​ ​Keelan, Jamila Rufaro, Henry Most, and Felicia Williams Cosey will facilitate this experience.

Before You Apply

  1. Read The Power of T-groups. This article describes the experience of being in a T-group.
  2. If you are currently a client in psychotherapy, discuss your participation in this experience with your therapist.

How to Apply

Registration will close at midnight on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Make sure we receive your application and waiver before the April 5midnight deadline. Your application is not considered complete until we have received both of these pieces.

Payment by credit card: please submit your credit card information in the application. Scan and email your waiver to: gsb-experiential-course-support@stanford.edu. For questions, contact Sue Jensen at (650) 725-7752.

Notification and Cancellation Policy

Accepted and waitlisted candidates will be contacted on Thursday, April 14. Directions, logistics, and further reading material will follow. Accepted candidates will have until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 18, to withdraw. Reimbursements for cancellations after this date will not be issued.

Registration Deadline

April 5, 202212:00 a.m. PST

Pricing

$800

(We offer a limited number of scholarships, up to 50%. Details are on the application form.)

Schedule

Date Time
Friday, April 29 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 30 9:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 1 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.