DEEP STREAM T GROUPS
EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOPS WITH WHOLE-BODY AND SOMATIC APPROACHES
April 27-29, 2018 Berkeley, CA
Application deadline: April 6, 2018
A POWERFUL WEEKEND THAT WILL TRANSFORM
HOW YOU ENGAGE, LEAD, AND CONNECT
Discovery. Practice. Inspiration. Fun. Transformation. SUPPORT!
Your feedback about how my communication lessens my influence was spot on. Your ability to put it concisely and directly, and also convey care and support, was powerful. A lot of times feedback is so general I’m left wondering, “Ok, well thanks for the feedback but what do I do now?” But you offered concrete suggestions to apply what I’m learning to real life and make forward progress.Tom
Your ability to move swiftly across US and international participants was an asset to our group. I learned from watching you cross those boundaries to make connections with everyone and help us make connections with each other. You showed me how there is credibility and truth to each person’s reality, however different and seemingly opposing.Anna
WORKSHOP DETAILS (Application below)
What is a T Group?
The T Group (“training group”) methodology is an innovative, small-group Learning Lab format, developed in the 1950s by Kurt Lewin, who is often recognized as the founder of social psychology. T Group participants practice self-awareness and interpersonal skills as they engage and interact directly with each other, with the guidance of professional T Group facilitator/coaches. By noticing and sharing reactions, and giving and receiving feedback, group members learn about themselves, how they impact others, and what behaviors are effective and influential (or not).
Participants become aware of “blind spots” they have about themselves, and group dynamics that emerge from social identity, power, and status.
T Group is the pillar of the renowned Leadership and Interpersonal Dynamics course at Stanford University Graduate School of Business (GSB). Taught for over 50 years, alumni from all over the world consistently rate it the #1 course that has most contributed to their development as leaders in personal and professional arenas.
Why is T Group such an effective format?
- The “goal” of a T Group is to practice skills and competencies to build safety and trust that in turn, enable growth and learning. In the absence of pre-determined activities and structure, dynamics and differences arise as participants engage with each other. Interacting, responding, and sharing reactions real-time in a context of actual dynamics is a profoundly effective and powerful process for learning and developing new behaviors (vs. scripted role plays).
- Skilled and experienced facilitators build safety, provide skilled in-the-moment coaching, model effective behaviors, and explicitly point out interpersonal and group dynamics for learning.
- T Group is a supportive learning environment where participants can freely practice, take some risks, make “mistakes,” and receive immediate feedback and support from facilitators and other participants.
Note: Although T Group may “look” similar to therapy or group therapy, it’s not either one, nor a substitute. If you are currently a client in psychotherapy, please discuss your participation in this workshop with your therapist before registering.
How is this workshop uniquely impactful?
Deep Stream T Groups are high-impact, cutting-edge experiential weekend workshops for developing interpersonal and influence skills. Limited to 8-10 depending on make-up of participants.
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING: You will spend most of the workshop engaged in experiential activities and direct interaction with other participants in T Group.
MOVEMENT: Whole-body activities and somatic approaches enable you to practice embodied leadership, flexibility, and creativity in a spirit of fun and learning.
HIGH-IMPACT COACHING: Senior facilitators from Stanford Graduate School of Business provide supportive in-the-moment coaching to optimize learning as you engage with participants and the group.
You will also receive coaching before and after the workshop:
1) Pre-workshop coaching call to clarify learning goals and strategies for the weekend.
2) Post-workshop coaching call within 3 weeks of the workshop to support on-going practice and application of new skills and behaviors.
DIRECT FEEDBACK: Feedback from different participants and facilitators provides rare and valuable information about how you come across, including verbal and non-verbal behaviors you may not even be aware of. You will also practice giving feedback with the goal of minimizing defensiveness and influencing the recipient of your feedback to consider and take responsibility of their impact.
Is this workshop for me?
This innovative and experiential workshop involves “Learning by Doing.” Impactful learning and development happens when every group member is actively engaging with others vs. silently observing. This kind of learning involves stretching outside of your comfort zone (with support and coaching), and can be a physically and emotionally demanding experience. Please reflect on whether you have the physical and emotional capacity for participating in this type of experience when you apply.
Join us if you are ready to take some generative risks with others in an intense small group “Learning Lab” experience
- Increase awareness of emotions and reactivity
- Proactively build rapport and connection among a group with diverse working styles and backgrounds
- Communicate with more verbal and non-verbal congruence
- Manage hot button “triggers” in-the-moment
- Receive feedback about how others perceive me, what I do to positively influence others, and what I do that negatively impacts others
- Give direct positive and constructive feedback
- Align the impact I have with my intentions
- Engage in conflict productively
- Support and encourage others with their learning and development
Note: Although T Group may “look” similar to therapy or group therapy, it’s not either one, nor a substitute. If you are currently a client in psychotherapy, please indicate this on your application and discuss your participation in this workshop with your therapist before applying.
Schedule and Location
Workshop dates: TBD in 2019
Two weeks before workshop: Coaching call (30 mins)
Saturday: 9:30am-9:30pm (dinner included)
Two to three weeks after workshop: Follow-up coaching call (30 mins)
The workshop location is a warm and inviting office/loft in the Strawberry Creek Design Center, a renovated complex of historic landmark buildings adjacent to a park that houses a community of creative businesses and a cafe/restaurant. The Design Center is at 1250 Addison Street in Berkeley, a 12-15 minute walk from the North Berkeley BART station.
Cost & Application Deadlines
The Workshop includes 2 coaching sessions, one before and one after the weekend. We provide healthy snacks throughout the weekend, as well as Saturday dinner.
WORKSHOP COST: $3000 per person
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 6, 2018
Once accepted a non-refundable $1500 deposit will hold a spot in the workshop.
FULL PAYMENT DUE BY: April 11, 2018
REFUND POLICY: Due to the small size of each group, there are no refunds for cancellation. If you have paid in full and cancel, 50% of your registration cost can be applied to a future workshop.
Once we receive your Application we will contact you within a few days. If you have questions or need more information, please email Erica at firstname.lastname@example.org
With a PhD in Learning and Change in Human Systems, and an earlier 20-year professional career in dance, Paul’s current leadership work integrates innovative adult learning methodologies with creativity, improvisation, and movement. Paul is a T Group Senior Facilitator at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Berkeley-Haas School of Business, and also faculty for the Master’s in Leadership Program at St. Mary’s College of California. Paul is active in Bay Area theater performance and is currently a Fellow with the SF Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.Paul Loper
With a neuroscience lens, Erica inspires and coaches individuals and teams to build collaboration and performance through honest, and sometimes tough, conversations. Having lived and worked in Asia and Latin America, she brings nuanced skill and expertise to helping leaders leverage conflict and difference, and manage complex team dynamics. Erica is thrilled to offer innovative and experiential approaches to leaders and teams outside the university setting. When not working, she can be found Cuban salsa dancing, growing food in her garden, and kayaking in warm waters.Erica Peng