Social Dreaming Berlin 2021

Join us for Social Dreaming at the
ISPSO Conference in Berlin July 5-11 2021
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Social Dreaming
alongside the ISPSO 2021 conference: online and daily 9-10am in Berlin from 5-11 July 2021

Social dreaming provides an opportunity to explore our shared dreams as a window into our daily interactions in, helping to advance our learning and development. 

In Social Dreaming, we focus on the dreams and not the dreamer. By weaving dreams and linking associations we explore new patterns and constellations of meaning. Social Dreaming thus transcends the individual. By following the threads of interconnected dreams in a community of dreamers we can learn about a deeper layer of relatedness of our inner and outer worlds.

Whether for strategy, leadership, innovation, consultancy or coaching: Social Dreaming has been intrumental in advancing our understanding and development of social systems. Sharing and connecting our dreams in a Social Dreaming Matrix can help us sense and release systemic blockages and conflictual patterns, to enable renewed connection, creativity and collaboration.

Nicola Wreford-Howard will be hosting the Social Dreaming with Marc Maltz and an international host team from the training group:

Social Dreaming Professional Development Workshop

For those wishing to deepen their SD hosting practice there are options to attend an online Social Dreaming training group leading up to and dreaming into the ISPSO conference and / or a full day professional development workshop in Berlin Monday 5th July.

The training group provides participants with the foundation to take up the role of host to a Social Dreaming matrix. It is designed for participants with both basic and advanced social dreaming experience and provides opportunity to explore the history, theory, practice and application. There is opportunity to take up and experience SD host roles in a host team during the conference.

Masterclass Boston 2019

Social Dreaming@Work

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Join us January 24th through 26th for a comprehensive training in the use of Social Dreaming in organizations and groups. This program allows you to experience the innovations offered in our dreams and the realization of their impact in groups, organizations and communities.

Social Dreaming (SD) was discovered and developed by W. Gordon Lawrence as a means to understand and work with our dreams in relation to the context in which we live. SD moves us from interpreting the individual’s dream to using dreams as a window into our daily systems and interactions as a development tool for learning. SD has been used successfully for over 40 years in for profit and nonprofit organizations, academics, government, disparate groups and numerous other settings around the world. Whether for strategies, ideation, negotiation, understanding conflict, communications, consultancy, collective artistic endeavors, such as film & theater productions and script writing: Social Dreaming has been instrumental in advancing our mutual understanding in the groups, organizations and communities in which we live.

Program Overview

The annual international Social Dreaming Master class is designed to familiarize and train individuals in the art of hosting a SD matrix. We offer both theory and practice in Social Dreaming and in taking up the role of host in a matrix. Our objective is to provide you a solid foundation to further explore dreams in groups, incorporating SD in your own practice and to connect you to the international community of SD practitioners. 

The training is designed for all levels of SD experience, providing opportunity to Experience and explore the practice of Social Dreaming, Share & reflect on current SD developments  / applications and case studies, Establish mentoring and peer-mentoring relationships for ongoing reflection, Join and co-create the international Social Dreaming Community of Practice.

Your Hosts

Marc Maltz has helped CEOs, Boards and senior executives develop and transform their organizations, manage risk and improve productivity for over 30 years. His work in organizational and leadership development, change management and organizational resilience has enabled clients to gain critical personal and organizational insight to tackle the many challenges in achieving new levels of success. Marc has been involved with the exploration and advancement of Social Dreaming for over 30 years and was a founding Board member of the Gordon Lawrence Foundation. He has used SD extensively in his work with clients in numerous settings. Marc is a partner of Hoola Hoop, a member of the A.K. Rice Institute and member former board member of ISPSO – the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations and founding member of the Centre for Social Dreaming. Marc lives in New York City and has a M.B.A. and postgraduate certificates from MIT, the Wharton School and the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology.  

Nicola Wreford-Howard   helps organisations and communities navigate complex change. She advises on transformational leadership, collaboration and innovation strategies. She designs & facilitates initiatives for creative dialogue and reflection, leads retreats exploring future senarios and strategy development. Nicola serves on the board of directors of ISPSO – the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations and is founding member, currently serving as Chair of the Centre for Social Dreaming. She has led Social Dreaming host teams for numerous international conferences and offers Social Dreaming Masterclasses.

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  click here for the introduction slides