Finding Voice – Listening to Others

Leadership and Authority in Groups & Systems

A Group Relations Conference


The New York Center for the Study of Groups, Organizations & Social Systems, the New York affiliate of the A.K. Rice Institute, is a non-profit organization. It is a diverse membership organization providing leadership, education, and innovation in group relations to the New York metropolitan area and beyond.

We have sponsored or co-sponsored group relations conferences and programs continuously since our founding in 1984. Recent programs include: What Do Institutions Hold for Us? (2016) , hosted by the Whitney Museum of American Art; Race Relations in the US (2015) , and Sexual Orientation, Leadership and Authority (2014) both hosted at New York University. A series of forums looking at Families, Groups and Organizations was held at the UJA, 2010-13.

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The A. K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems® (AKRI) is the educational, not-for-profit organization for Group Relations in the United States. AKRI’s focal interest, study, and training includes leadership, authority, organizational structures, boundaries, roles, work tasks, and the unconscious processes which give rise to non-rational behavior in individuals, groups, and organizations.

This group relations conference is co-sponsored by the A.K.Rice Institute.

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Since its founding in 1847, The City College of New York (CCNY) has been true to its legacy of access, opportunity, and transformation. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic, and boldly visionary as the city itself. CCNY advances knowledge and critical thinking, and fosters research, creativity, and innovation across academic, artistic, and professional disciplines. As a public institution with public purpose, CCNY produces citizens who make an impact on the cultural, social, and economic vitality of New York, the nation, and the world.

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