Exploring Diversity Dynamics: Lessons from the Robben Island Diversity Experience
The Robben Island Diversity Experience is a six-day diversity experience based on the Systems Psychodynamic Paradigm. Since its inception in 1999 it has become one of the most powerful diversity experiences in the world. It not only deals with diversity on a content and dynamic level, but it is an intense personal journey in which delegates are confronted with their own reference systems, identity, power and relatedness. The presentation firstly outlines the systems-psychodynamic paradigm and explores from a theoretical point of view the core concepts related to diversity dynamics. The presentation secondly shares the insights and understanding gained from studying diversity at this deeper level through exploring the themes and dynamics that emerged from the different Robben Island Diversity Experiences.
Keywords: Diversity Dynamics, Systems Psychodynamic Approach, Group Relations / Tavistock
Managing Director, TDCI - Training Development Consulting Internationa, TDCI - Training Development Consulting International