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 Stanford GSB‘s Interpersonal Dynamics Facilitation Training Program and who 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.
The weekend is also open to partners of present facilitators, and to those who have not attended a T-group. Also, please note that couples cannot share a T-group.
Before You Apply
- Read The Power of T-groups. This article describes the experience of being in a T-group.
- Complete the waiver and release of liability form for the class.
- Study the format of the Interpersonal Dynamics Facilitator Training Program, eligibility requirements, and the dates for the upcoming 2018-19 IDFTP. If you are interested in applying to the program, you will be asked to confirm whether or not the program dates work for you. Note that the application deadline for 2018-19 IDFTP will be in September 2017.
- If you are currently a client in psychotherapy, discuss your participation in this experience with your therapist.
How to Apply
- Complete the Online Application
Your application must be received before noon on July 31, 2017.
- Mail Your Payment and Release Form
Make your check payable to “Stanford GSB” with I-LEAD in the notation line. Your check will not be cashed until you are accepted into the program. Mail your payment and signed release to the following address by July 31, 2017. Your application is not considered complete until payment and the release are received.
I-LEAD / Introductory T-group Program
655 Knight Management Center
Stanford, CA 94305