IL NODO GROUP Association presents


An experience of reflective citizenship

9-10th JUNE 2017

Sponsorhip Coirag and University of Milano Bicocca

University of Milano Bicocca Villa di Breme Forno (edificio U46), Via Martinelli, 23  Cinisello Balsamo (MI) 

The experience of group membership is part of everyday life, always Influencing the psychic life of the individual, their conduct in groups and how they take up the role of citizen in society. The Large Group invites members to explore and take into account how their personal experience, and the social context, impacts upon the roles they take up.
The large group mirrors the social dynamics of its members and makes possible the study, in the ‘here and now’ of those factors that influence large groups, and the behaviour, decision making and convictions of the membership.
This event offers participants the opportunity to:

  • Study what happens in a large group
  • Reflect on the impact of our behaviour on those around us and on the group as a whole 
  • Reflect on one’s role as citizen and how it is related to and is a reflection of the preoccupations of contemporary society
  • Use the learning to develop our role of reflective citizenship

The event is open to all those wanting to learn about the conscious and unconscious dynamics that impact and influence large groups.


Lead consultant: Franca Fubini.
Adminitrator/Consultant: Alfredo Veneziale.
Consultants: Louisa Diana Brunner, Julian Lousada, Maria Grazia Riva.


Friday 9th June 2017 from 3.30pm to 7.35pm
Saturday 10th June 2017 from 9.00am to 5.45pm

€160 + VAT  
10% REDUCTION for the sponsoring and supporting organisations.

Method of payment with bank transfer:
Associazione IL NODO GROUP
IBAN: IT 92 S 02008 01058 000040951624 
Description: GG2017_name_surname

For informations: 

Alfredo Veneziale 
+39 346 7157 920 
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IL NODO GROUP Association presents


20th International Group Relations Conference in Italy

in need for a transformative leadership

2nd Conference focused on the Mediterranean

16 - 19 MARZO 2017

Hotel Perla del Golfo - Terrasini, PALERMO - Sicily


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for those who participate in a Group Relations Conference for the first time
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Dear Lady/Sir,

mater-mediterraneaI am writng to invite you to take part in our 20th experiental residental seminar ALI 2017. This will take place in March 2017 in Sicily, the largest island at the centre of an enclosed sea, the Mediterranean, surrounded by highly populated lands, historical epicentre of exchange and conflict.

ALI 2017 will be the second Italian Group Relatons Conference focused on the Mediterranean, and Sicily has been chosen as a locaton symbol of how the different people who formed Western Culture struggled to live side by side. Paul Valery wrote: “The nature of the Mediterranean, the resources it offered and the relatons it determined, gave rise to the incredible technical and psychological transformaton which, in a few centuries, has made Europeans so different from the rest of the world, and the modern age so different from the past.” With its riches and it contradictons, this island seemed to us the ideal setng to discuss present challenges – the contrast between fluidity and rigidity, the tension between porous borders and the confusion of identtes – in order to understand the possibility for change and for a ‘transformatve leadership’.

Those emigrants who arrive to Sicily and Greece from Africa and the Middle East are the sign of an evident and profound social problem, having a high economic and psychological cost: instability, corrupton, exploitaton, deaths by war, by travel, by social unrest. Individual fear and social terror seem to lead to closing in and closing down, to division and isolaton. We saw this with the UK leaving the European Union, and with the constructon of borders and walls, physical and
ideological, higher and thicker in numerous parts of Europe.

Our invitaton to partcipate in this event is for everyone who has an interest in the health and future of society and the organizatons in which we live and work. The purpouse of the Conference is to explore the impact that ‘mediterranean culture’ has on society, on companies and on group dynamics, both at a conscious and unconscious level. The wish and the challenge for this Conference is to generate a new capacity for ‘transformatve leadership’, by exploring the meaning of ‘liquid’ boundaries and ‘solid’ borders within the organizatons where we belong and work, which would allow new ways of functoning and working in personal and professional roles.
I remain at your disposal for any query, hoping that we will work together in Sicily.

Yours sincerely,

Luca Mingarelli
Director of the Conference


mingarelliLuca Mingarelli

Chairman Foundation Rosa dei Venti. Social entrepreneur, Psychotherapist (ECP,WCP). Director of Therapeutic Community for adolescent, Organizations consultant. Faculty of Psychosomatics. Chairman Il NODO Group. OPUS member. Creator and co-director of innovative GR events such as “Energy Cocreation and wellbeing in organizations” and “Learning from Action”. Basketball coach. Member of the Order of Journalists.

Josef (Yossy) TriestJosef (Yossy) Triest
Associate Director, Training Group’s director

PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Supervisor, Training Analyst, Organizational Consultant; President, the Israel Psychoanalytic Society (IPS); Supervisor and teacher, the Israel Psychoanalytical Institute; Lecturer, Tel Aviv University; Co-Director, Program in Organizational Consultation and Development:A Psychoanalytic-Systemic Approach(P.O.C.D); Co-owner,Triest-Sarig Clinic; Member, OFE K; Israel.

Giovanni ForestiGiovanni Foresti
Associate Director

He lives and works in Pavia. Graduated in Medicine and specialist in psychiatry, he is training and supervising analyst of the SPI (Italian Psychoanalytic Institute) and the IPA (international Psychoanalytic Association), associate member of OPUS, London, and member of the scientifc committee of IL NODO group, Turin. He teaches at School of Psychatry of the Milano-Bicocca State University and at the Department of Psychology of the Catholic University. He works in private practice as psychiatrist and psychoanalyst and in several institutions as organizational consultant.

Francesco NosedaFrancesco Noseda

Psychologist, psychotherapist, psychoanalyst (SIPRe - Italian Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and IFPS - International Federation of Psychoanalytic Societies) specialist in group psychoanalysis, psychodrama and psychoanalysis for adolescents, teacher of Group Psychoanalysis and family psychotherapy, Il NODO Group board member. He works in private practice in Milan and Como and as a supervisor and psychotherapist in several communities, and institutions.

Elisa BertanaElisa Bertana
Associate Administrator

Work and Organizational Psychologist. Member and Scientifc Secretary of Il Nodo Group. Academic and business background (C.O.I.R.A.G.) Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at individual , group and institutional level. HR consultant and trainer in the following felds: organizational wellbeing, development and career guidance, outplacement, recruitment.

CONSULTANTS STAFF will be drawn from the following list

Giada BoldettiGiada Boldetti
(Cagliari 1953) Physician, psychiatrist, has always worked in public health. Since 2000 she is responsible in psychiatric residential rehabilitation in TCs in Padua. From 2014 she is deputy director of Service Psichiatria I in Padua. She has participated in many GRC both as member and as consultant.

Louisa Diana BrunnerLouisa Diana Brunner

M.Sc., Organisational and Leadership Consultant, Executive Coach,Family Business Advisor, Researcher; Selection and Coaching Bocconi School of Management, Milan; Family Firm Institute Mentor; Treasurer PCCA; Honorary Member Il NodoGroup; Member: CSGSS, FFI, ISPSO,OFEK, OPUS.

Carla CremoneseCarla Cremonese

Psychiatrist, psychotherapist, director of the Community mental health services of the University of Padova Psychiatric Department. Adjunct Professor in the Specialization School in Psychiatry, University of Padova. Member of Il NODO Group, Turin. ALI Staff Member since 2016. Various experiences of clinical supervision in Health Care Services.

Matthieu DaumMatthieu Daum

He works internationally as an organisational consultant. He is director of Nexus (Paris, France); Professional Associate, Tavistock Institute and Tavistock Consultancy Service; and also a visiting lecturer at ESSEC Business School, on organisational behaviour and change management.

Franca FubiniFranca Fubini

Psychotherapist, group analyst, supervisor and organizational consultant. Senior fellow at University College London (UCL). Lecturer at the University of Rome, L’Aquila, Perugia. Staff member and director of Group Relations Conferences in Italy and abroad. Co-founder of the association socialdreaming.it and trustee of Gordon Lawrence Foundation. Il NODO Group Board Member and Scientifc Committee Member. Member of OPUS (London) and ISPSO.

Amra Saleem RaoAmra Saleem Rao

Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Amra was born in Pakistan and has a South Indian heritage. She is involved in leading and developing
psychological services and organisational consultancy in the public and private sectors in UK and internationally. Amra is the chair of BPS Leadership Faculty and is leading a national program on wellbeing and leadership.

Alfredo VenezialeAlfredo Veneziale

Organisational consultant and Project Manager, Social Dreaming Host, Balint Group leader and Analytic Large Group facilitator. Degree in Communication Studies. Master in Human Resources. Member of Il NODO Group.

mingarelliHanna Fisher

Born in Milan, she trained in Psychoanalytic Child Psychotherapy at the Tavistock Centre. She works in London an early years specialist therapist, and teaches psychoanalyic theory and infant observation at the Anna Freud Centre. She has worked in several Group Relation Conferences both in Italy and in the UK, as a member, translator and consultant.

staff2017 CONFERENCE

The primary task of the conference is to explore transformative leadership in working across ‘liquid’ boundaries and ‘solid’ borders in the place/time where we live.

The Conference is a temporary organization with the aim of exploring and learning from experiencing the conscious and unconscious processes of group dynamics as they manifest in the “here-and-now” through the exercise of authority and leadership. The intention is to generate new thoughts and new learning and to review our knowledge and values; we have the opportunity to experience ourselves in multiple and different roles. Useful elements are provided for an actual and sustainable change in interpreting the different roles in one’s organization and in life, particularly the roles that require an exercise of authority and leadership.

The organization of the Conference and the activities proposes to help participants to learn from their live experience of group and organizational processes, promotes self-reflective skills and encourages a spirit of enquiry. Participants, along with the staff, can critically examine different experiences, working behaviours and interpreting the roles of leaders or followers.
This type of training has no therapeutic intent and can sometimes be stressful. For this reason it is recommended to people at a time of emotional stress or difficulty in their personal lives to postpone their participation next edition.

This version of our conference includes a Training group of maximum 12 (Tg). Taking part as a member of the training group is a special path to understanding the processes occurring in the GRC and deepening one’s expertise and ability to recognize and manage them. The Tg is for those who have had previously membership experience of at least two GRCs and are interested in developing this type of learning and applying it in their professional life. The Tg has its own separate schedule, which combines experience with moments of refection on experience.

Taking part in Group Relations Conference can be particularly useful for those who work in business organizations, public services and not-for-profit organizations, for those who are interested in understanding and managing organizations and group dynamics within complex situations and want to enhance their competence and effectiveness in dealing with them.
All organizational processes include an emotional, irrational, and unconscious dimension. When this component is not recognized and managed, the system’s effectiveness decreases or comes to a halt, therefore implying both an emotional and financial cost for the organization itself. Participation in the Conference allows you to observe, recognize and manage this dimension, essential for the functioning of each system and organization.
For this reason the Conference can be particularly effective when two or more members from the same organization register, especially in the case or prospect of prominent changes, crises, mergers, takes-overs, etc. Therefore, if more people from the same organization participate, each will benefit from a discount.


The fee includes participation to the Conference plus full board and lodging in a single room. Registration is considered valid upon receipt of the application form duly signed and accompanied by the confrmation of the payment of the booking fee of 250 €. In the case of non-attendance the deposit will not be refunded.

before 16/01/17  € 1.250 + VAT
after 16/01/17  € 1.500 + VAT

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before 16/01/17  € 1.400 + VAT
after 16/01/17  € 1.650 + VAT


-100 € discount on each individual fee
For the simultaneous enrolment of two participants
For the enrolment of two participants from the same organization

-200 € discount on each individual fee
For simultaneous enrolment of three or more participants
For the enrolment of three or more participants from the same organization
For members from a Mediterranean or Balkan country

Bursaries can be provided for partecipants under 35 and / or participants from Mediterranean and Balkan countries..



The conference starts on the 16th March 2017 at 11 am and ends on the 19th March at 5 pm. Checkin and Registration: from 10:00 am to 10:50 am. Participants are expected to attend the whole programme of the conference, which is residential


The hotel “Perla del Golfo” is located in the village of Terrasini which is 20 km (20 minutes by car) from the Punta Raisi airport of Palermo. Individual or collective transfers from / to the airport can be arranged. Hotel Perla del Golfo website



Secretariat - Agenzia Mosaico srl
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The ALI 2017 Conference is  organized by Il Nodo Group in collaboration with: