Susan Gantt

Systems-Centered Training   25th Annual Conference

June 7-13, 2025
Swarthmore College • Pennsylvania

Mike Maher

SCT: An Innovative Approach to Sustainable Change

At the 2025 Systems-Centered Training Annual Conference we will explore the various ways that human systems survive, develop, and transform.

The Conference is for professionals in the fields of mental health, organizational development, education, pastoral care and those who wish to explore. We will develop skills and tools to assist our clients in freeing up energy to accomplish their goals. The 2025 SCT Conference will focus on practical methods for ourselves and our clients to develop authentic connections, integrate differences, and develop as individuals, groups, organizations and communities. The Conference is the training ground to explore the SCT theory and methods experientially and test whether authentically connecting to others enables the individual and group to grow and change.

What to expect:

  • See how the world is different when we see systems rather than just people
  • Learn how to recognize and work with group dynamics as they arise, and how to contribute to the development of a well-functioning group
  • Experience how the method of functional subgrouping changes how groups typically deal with differences
  • Experience protocols to reduce anxiety and tension and work productively with frustration, all of which are a natural part of any group
  • Learn skills, methods and practical tools to support collaboration so that individuals and groups can achieve their goals

Learn more about Systems-Centered Theory

The Weekend Institutes and 5-day Conference offer a range of training groups, interactive workshops and a large group experience. We will explore the methods and tools that contain emotional experience and support group development as we learn to apply the theory and methods.

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

Please note that many trainings in this Conference are experiential and some participants may find these challenging. If you have any questions about this, feel free to contact Dayne Narretta at

Janneke Maas, Dayne Narretta, Jane Steinberg, and Debbie Woolf
2025 Conference Co-Directors

What is SCT?

Shown here with the kind permission of Tori Olds, PhD