Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we have decided to postpone our planned Group Relations China 2020 series of events until further notice.


As soon as we are able, the dates of the next Group Relations China events will be posted here.


However we are now planning a series of online events, the first one being:

Wellbeing in Organisations - Effects of Covid-19

Best wishes from all at Group Relations China

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Group Relations China




Developing and providing high-quality Group Relations learning,


by Chinese consultants, for managers and leaders in all fields.

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    For further information please write to: info@grouprelationschina.com

    Group Relations China

    An Online Workshop

    We are currently experiencing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic which are having an impact on the wellbeing of employees in many significant ways. There is even the possibility that implications may be felt for many months and even years.


    A result of the virus is that there is an environment with a high degree of uncertainty occurring in organisations, which is affecting the wellbeing of employees. The aim of this Workshop is to identify and make sense of the effects of this uncertainty; and then, consider planning in organisations as to what to do about it, with a view to the wellbeing of all concerned.


    Learning will be provided from inputs by staff, personal learning, and learning from other members, in a highly participative process.


    Clearly, employers, leaders, managers, and employees of all manners of organisations will want to attend and gain the benefits of this Workshop. Others such as coaches and organisational consultants will also find this a valuable insight to the considerations and problems currently facing organisations.

  • - ‘Learning About Small Group Processes’ Workshop (1 day)

    - ‘Advanced Training in Small Group Processes’ Workshop (3 days)

    - ‘Making the Difference’ Group Relations Conference (4 days)

    To date, four, two in Shanghai and two in Beijing, attended by more than a hundred people.

    Upcoming event, Jun 25 – 28, 2020, Beijing. Now open for bookings.

    To date, ten workshops in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong; attended by about a hundred people.

    Upcoming event: Feb 29, 2020, Beijing



    To date, one Advanced Training in Shanghai.

    Upcoming event, Apr 24-26, 2020, Beijing.

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  • -   Book Seminars

    “Managing Emotions in Decision-Making” based on ‘Individuals, Groups and Organisations Beneath the Surface’, author Dr. Lionel Stapley.

    -   Lectures

    The purpose of these Seminars is to provide opportunities for members to explore and gain an understanding of the way that emotions affect our decision - making; The way that emotions that are occurring ‘beneath the surface’ can lead to seemingly irrational activity; and, the way that this can have an effect on relationships and organizational dynamics. This event is highly valuable to managers and leaders in all fields.

    These events are intended for managers and leaders in all fields. They are related to psychodynamic aspects of managing and leading in organisations.

    Prof. Lionel Stapley: ’Developing Trust: Obstacles and Understanding’ (Jul 2019, Beijing)

    Upcoming Lectures:

    Prof. Lionel Stapley:  ‘Creativity: The Psychological, Social and Political Risks’ (Apr 2020, Beijing)

    Prof. Lionel Stapley:  ‘Managing and Implementing Major Change’ (Jun 2020, Beijing)

    -   Consultancy Workshops

    ‘Leadership, Organization and Delegation’, Dec 2019 Boluoyuan Philanthropy Institute, Kunshan City

    Tailor-made consultancy available to organisations. 

    Those who are interested in any of the above events please feel free to contact: info@grouprelationschina.com


  • -   Structure of Staff Progression

    1) Attendance at least two Group Relations China Group Relations Conferences.

    2) Attendance at the Advanced Training in Small Group Processes Workshop in London or Beijing.

    3) Invitation by the Director to take up role of Training Consultant, learning from a Small Study Group Consultant in a GR Conference.

    4) Invitation by the Director to take up an SSG Consultant role.

    5) Development of sufficient number of SSG Consultant to become LSG Consultants.

    6) Development of a number of skillful LSG consultants to become Deputy Directors and Directors of GR China GR Conferences.

    -   Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

    -   Ongoing Development of New Staff

    To meet our growing needs, we will continually seek to develop new staff. Anyone interested in any or all development activities of Group Relations China is encouraged to contact us for a discussion of our mutual interests.

    If we are to develop a high-quality Group Relations Learning Programme, it will be appreciated that continuous staff development is important.

    In Conference Development:

    Group Relations events are learning events for all staff as well as members. All consultants work with more senior consultants in one-on-one CPD meetings, where they can further their understanding of the Group Relations learning and consultant role.

    Annual CPD workshop: 

    The purpose of this event is to ensure that Group Relations China is continuing to achieve its aim of providing high quality Group Relations learning for Chinese people. This event is open to all Group Relations China consultants. The annual CPD workshops are facilitated by Lionel Stapley and Yujia Zhang, who identify and provide opportunities for understanding various vital aspects of taking up the consultant role.

    We now have twelve high-quality consultants who have all gone through a demanding development process. All are engaged in a Continuous Professional Development Programme which will continue over the years, extending their competence to all aspects of Group Relations learning.

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