Welcome to the 17th Systems-Centered Annual Conference!

April 9–15, 2016 • San Francisco

Who’s In Charge? Dominance, Submission and Cooperation
at Work and at Home

We are very pleased to welcome you to a unique opportunity for all of us working in organizations, in education, as therapists and for those who are curious about Systems Centered Training to meet and learn together in San Francisco.

The weekend Institute and 5-day Conference offer a wide range of training groups, interactive workshops and a large group experience in which we can explore our tendencies towards compliance, defiance and cooperation.

We will:

  • Apply Systems Centered Theory to understanding giving and taking up authority
  • Explore what happens when we go compliant and when we go defiant
  • Weaken what stops us owning our own authority and cooperating with ourselves and others
  • Shift from focusing on personal reactions to authority to curiosity about the how the context triggers these reactions and the information held in them

Conference 2016 will be an opportunity for a lively exploration of dominance, submission and cooperation in our work contexts and at home.

Our hope is that we can co-create an open and fun climate that allows us to discover new learnings for ourselves and for our work.

Rowena Davis, Mike Maher and Norma Safransky

2016 Conference Co-Directors