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The history of now

creating meaning (in the present moment)

an in-person group relations working conference

28 November - 2 December 2022

In recent times, interconnected and rapid changes related to the pandemic, climate change, war, and politics, have resulted in complex, global crises. Now, more than ever, we need to learn about the dynamics of leadership and authority as we confront the profound, existential dynamics of today’s interlocking problems.​

What have we learned from our experience?

How is it changing the ways we think about leading, relating, and managing?

How might we bring this learning into our workplaces?


This conference is for individuals and organisations who would like the opportunity to explore how their experience has changed and is changing their understanding of leading, relating and managing.

The conference fee includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea each day, and dinner on Tuesday 29 November and Thursday 1 December.

While the conference is non-residential, we strongly encourage you to stay on site and immerse yourself in the conference experience. The rate is AUD$120 per night and includes a continental breakfast.

Monday 28 November to Friday 2 December 2022

9.00am – 5.00pm on Monday 28, Wednesday 30 November and Friday 2 December

9.00am – 9.00pm on Tuesday 29 November and Thursday 1 December

Conference venue

International House is a residential college owned by the University of Melbourne. A short distance from the centre of Melbourne, it is nestled between Princes Park and Royal Park,  Public transport options are within easy walking distance.

The University of Melbourne campuses are operating under COVIDSafe regulations, and will continue to offer University support services online to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all.

We acknowledge that this conference will take place on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation and pay our respects to their elders, past present and emerging. We acknowledge the sovereignty of this land was never ceded - always was, always will be Aboriginal land. We celebrate the richness, diversity and sophistication of the cultures of first nations people.

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