SPEAKERS & FACILITATORS
Halina Brunning is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, freelance Organisational Consultant and Executive Coach. She has written extensively on clinical, organisational and coaching issues. She conceived and edited a trilogy of books analysing the contemporary world through a psychoanalytic lens. Her current book project is a psychoanalytic perspective on Global Dynamics, due to be published later this year. She has run a psychodynamic coaching programme for experienced coaches in Krakow. Twice a year Halina runs Social Dreaming as part of the ongoing “Poland on the Couch” programme.
Sarah J Cayrafourcq
Sarah J Cayrafourcq is a psychodynamically trained organisational psychologist and a Consulting Partner at management consultancy Prospero & Partners in Brussels. Prospero provides a unique blend of public affairs and organisational consultancy to help clients in and around the European institutions innovate and flourish. Sarah and her colleagues have been applying this human-centred approach to work with the European Commission, Parliament and Council, as well as the myriad organisations and agencies that interact with them, since 1999. Today, Sarah consults mainly to complex change processes, large-group dynamics, and the challenges posed by collaboration across boundaries in spaces such as biotechnology, agriculture, healthcare, and climate-smart innovation. She uses approaches from systems analysis, group relations and psychoanalysis to support the development of more thoughtful and effective organisational practices, teamwork and leadership. She has directed international, participatory research programs to generate insights that help organisations transform their stakeholder relations, surface and resolve internal tensions, and align their values with the demands of cross-cultural cooperation. She also develops and consults to experiential learning events, helping to surface unconscious dynamics in the human experience of leadership, authority and role. Sarah is a graduate of the University of Oxford, where she achieved a Master of Letters and holds Senior Membership of St Hilda’s College. Her training in organisational consultancy was completed at Master’s level and with Distinction at the Tavistock Clinic in London, where she is a Visiting Lecturer. In Belgium she is a Member of the Belgian Federation of Psychologists (BFP) and the Association of Organisational, Consumer and Occupational Psychology (VOCAP).
Annemette Hasselager is educated as a psychologist and a specialist and supervisor in organizational psychology. She is a partner in Bonnerup & Hasselager where she works as organizational psychologist and therapist with individuals, groups and organizations. She is an external lecturer at MPO, a Master’s Programme in organizational psychology at Roskilde University. She writes books and articles on organizational psychology. Her latest book “Love and Loneliness at Work” published at Routledge in 2019. She is a member of ISPSO since 2004. Web: www.bonnerup-hasselager.dk
Joanna Koryciarz-Kitamikado is the fine art conservator, specialist in Japanese lacquer, in her free time organizes kintsugi workshops. Associated with Japan through family and profession. She learned from Japanese masters in both Japan and Europe, now works as a freelancer for private collectors and public institutions, currently for the Museum of King Jan III in Wilanów.
She fell in love with Japanese arts and crafts during her 10-year stay in Japan, starting from ceramics, then lacquer, gradually expanding her interest to other traditional techniques, including kintsugi, kasuri and inden.
Susan Long PhD
Susan Long is a Melbourne based organisational consultant and executive coach. Previously Professor of Creative and Sustainable Organisation at RMIT University, she is now Director of Research and Scholarship at the National Institute for Organisation Dynamics Australia (NIODA). She is an associate of the University of Melbourne Executive Programs and teaches at INSEAD in Singapore and the University of Divinity in Melbourne.
She has consulted to organisational change in the health and justice sectors and coached senior executives across many sectors. She has worked with executives from many different nationalities and from diverse industries, having taught or consulted in the UK, the USA, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Israel, Thailand and Singapore. She also works as a supervisor and coach for organisational development professionals in Australia and Singapore. She has over 35 years of experience with Group Relations, having been on staff or directed many conferences.
Susan has been in a leadership position in many professional organisations: President of the PSAA (2010-2015), past president of ISPSO (the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations), Inaugural President of Group Relations Australia, and President of the Gordon Lawrence Foundation
She has published ten books and many articles in books and scholarly journals, is General Editor of the journal Socioanalysis and Associate Editor with Organisational and Social Dynamics. She is a member of the Advisory Board for Mental Health at Work with Comcare and a past member of the Board of the Judicial College of Victoria (2011-2016). Susan is a distinguished member of ISPSO.
Group Relations, Organizational Consulting and Executive Coaching. Supervising and Training Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with British Psychotherapy Foundation. Registered member of British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). Elected Board member of International Society for Psychoanalytic Society of Organizations (ISPSO). Mentor and member of the AK Rice Institute (USA) and member of the Organization for Promoting the Understanding of Society (OPUS). Visiting faculty member at the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad, India. Associate consultant of Work Lab, New York, visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. Director of Work Force Health: Consulting and Research whose work is explored in consultancies, an international workshop and a book entitled: The Body of the Organisation and its Health which explores on how organisations get under the skin and reveal personal and team development opportunities and organisational strategic choices.
Dr. Claudia Nagel
Dr. Claudia Nagel is an experienced consultant, coach, and senior advisor to international organizations and their board members. As an economist (MbA), organisational psychologist (PhD) and chartered psychoanalyst (ISAP), Claudia is an expert on strategic management, leadership, and change processes. She runs Nagel & Company, is top executive coach for CoachSource, President Elect of ISPSO, Visiting Professor at HUBS, UK and International Fellow at the VU, Amsterdam. She publishes extensively on Behavioral Strategy and recently wrote “Psychodynamic Coaching” (2020, Routledge).
Rebecca Nestor is a UK-based organisational consultant, facilitator and leadership developer, a graduate of the Tavistock Centre masters in consultation and the organisation and the Tavistock Certificate in Consulting. She has been a member of the ISPSO since 2016. Her consultancy practice focuses mainly on clients in the charity and higher education sectors. Rebecca is a climate activist and a member of the executive committee of the Climate Psychology Alliance. She is currently completing doctoral research at the Tavistock on the emotional experience of leaders in organisations that engage the public on climate change.
Carlos Remotti-Breton is a leadership, change and organizational consultant who works internationally in multi-cultural environments. He advises and assesses individuals, top management teams and boards capabilities in leadership, cultural issues, the fundamental process of change, group dynamics, team dysfunction, team performance and post-merger integration.
Iwona Sołtysińska | ERM 2020 Committee Chair
Psychologist (MA, Jagiellonian University), OD Consultant (MA, Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust), psychodynamic therapist (KCP) and certified coach (PCC, ICF). Director of Development at Jagiellonian University Extension, member of Hanna Segal Institute of Psychoanalytic Study, supporting member of PCCA, faculty member of School of Thinking VUB (www.schoolofthinking.be), consultant to experiential groups and group relations conferences, PL and abroad.
John Wilkes holds a Masters in applying psychoanalytic thinking to Organisational Consultation. He supports people who are perplexed by their leadership roles. He supervised the coaching work of participants in Halina Brunning’s programme, Psychodynamic Approaches to Coaching in Krakow. He has worked as a member of staff at Group Relations Conferences in Leicester and Lithuania. He currently works in Toronto, using Group Relations methodology, to explore the multi-faceted dimensions of difference, a contribution to the Canadian social justice initiatives.
Anna Zajenkowska, PhD, is a professor and head of the Department of Social Psychology and Doctoral School of the Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw. She has a PhD from the Department of Psychology, University of Warsaw. She has also obtained her psychological expertise at the University of Vienna.
She is a trained group analyst, board member and head of the Scientific Committee of the Institute of Group Analysis Rasztów and a delegate to the group section of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (EFPP).
In addition, she has a master’s degree in International Commerce from the University of Korea and has completed postgraduate studies in monetary policy at the Polish Academy of Sciences. She also has several years of international experience in business (Poland, Austria and Korea), which she uses while conducting intercultural trainings.
All her activities focus on working with groups and facilitating communication between different communities. She is one of the founders and main organizer of the Poland on the Couch Project. Anna can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE ORGANIZING TEAM
Iwona Sołtysińska (chair)