This three-day group relations conference offers a unique opportunity to study the conscious and unconscious dynamics involved in how groups organize themselves and interact with each other. This conference is not a passive learning event that relies upon lectures. Instead, the learning is experiential. Participants study how leadership, followership, authority, task, boundaries, and roles operate in the different group experiences they enter during the conference. The conference will weave art and other non-verbal forms of expression into the conference events to illuminate unconscious dynamics operating in the system of group interactions that members and staff will create together.
About the Director
Yaro Fong-Olivares, M.S.
We are delighted about the opportunity to work with Yaro Fong-Olivares, M.S. as the Director of the next Leadership and Creative Expression Group Relations conference. She is an organizational development consultant with a focus on racial justice, equity and inclusion. Her expertise is in coaching, diversity, equity and inclusion, organizational development, and transforming groups into high performing teams. She is a life long anti-racism advocate with a passion for learning and group facilitation.
Ms. Fong-Olivares serves as Executive Director, Center for Women and Business, Bentley University, where she leads the design and delivery of customized training programs for organizations and coaching for individuals. She has extensive experience in organizational development and management, including facilitating racial equity initiatives, diversity, and inclusion, strategy development, leadership coaching and change management. She leads Bentley Executive Education's DEI Champions Certificate and developed a new program called Strategies for Emerging Leaders in Spring 2022.
Ms. Fong-Olivares also serves as President of the Executive Committee of the New York Center for the Study of Groups, Organizations and Social Systems, an affiliate of the A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems and is a member of the A.K. Rice Institute.
You can learn more about Yaro Fong-Olivares on:
Women Amplified: A Conferences for Women podcast
Courageous Conversations: Skills for the Brave New World of Work
A Better Workplace podcast