This podcast, sponsored by Group Relations International (Grouprelations.org), an organization dedicated to serving as a home for people who have experienced the power of group relations work, particularly in combination with spirituality and social justice, was created to provide listeners with an alternative way to interact with Group Relations content, hear perspectives from seasoned Group Relations folks and people new to the work as well. Our vision was to continue our exploration of "the work" we typical do in Group Relations Conferences in an alternative format that falls outside the typical boundaries of a Group Relations conference. Beyond the Boundaries is hosted by four GRI Co-creators, Emmanuel Molin, Amber Williams, Rod Smith, and Lauren Levy. Join us as we travel Beyond the Boundaries, together.
On this final episode of season one, we have some big news shared about the podcast! We also share our reflections and learnings from this season and talk through plans for what season two will look like! Tune in and join us at the table for our last episode of season one!
Beyond the Boundaries With Evangeline Sarda
The newest episode of Beyond the Boundaries just released with special guest: Evangeline Sarda! Evangeline is a lawyer, professor, conference director, and board member of GRI.In this episode, Evangeline shares her involvement with Group Relations. We reflect on the past year and a half of virtual conference life and explore the gains and losses as a result of COVID-19 and having to adjust to doing the work from home.
Also! The conversation heats up with Critical Race Theory! You won’t want to miss this one!
Exploring Group Relations With Rene Molenkamp
In this episode, we have our very first guest join the show! The Executive Director of Group Relations International, Rene Molenkamp. In this episode, we engage in a conversation with Rene centering around the history, present time, and future of Group Relations work. Tune in because you won't want to miss this one!
Non-binary: Exploring the Spaces Between
Curious about the many ways we as humans bifurcate one another’s experiences? Join us as we unpack our multiplicity with mental health, race, gender expression, disabilities, and more, and the difficulty of naming, exploring, and finding community in these liminal spaces. We dive into our personal tensions around this concept as well as how this shows up in Group Relations Conferences.We trust that through listening to this episode, it may further ignite and illuminate the non-binary pieces of you: moving yourself, and by virtue your circle of influence, towards a more complex view of life.
The Intersections of Boundaries, Authority, and Role
In this episode, we review different types of boundaries, define and give examples of both formal and informal authority, and talk in depth about self-authorization and the authorization and de-authorization of others. We talk about how our backgrounds impact how we take up our own authority and who we unconsciously give authority to or who we take it away from. We explore the impact of unconscious bias, shadow sides, and the interconnectedness of the human experience. We talk about the roles we take up or that others put onto us and how we can be complicit in other people's negative perceptions and projections unto us even during our best attempts to be seen in our fullness. The overall message being that boundaries, authority, and roles intersect in complex ways but often lead to powerful learning if genuinely explored and worked with.
Join us to explore some of these core Group Relations concepts.
Boundaries In Group Relations Work
In this episode, we explore and talk through all the various forms of boundaries from time; to task; to role; to authority. We reflect through how we show up within this context at conferences, work, or even with people in our lives. As you listen, think of all the ways that boundaries show up for you and how you show up in boundaries.
We welcome your thoughts, feedback and comments on this episode! Thank you for listening!