3 Day Conference "Work Group Development: Theory, Research & Practice"
Work Group Development: Theory, Research & Practice
Opening Theory Presentation:
Group Development: How One Thing Led to Another
by Felice Tilin, Ph.D. and Susan Wheelan, Ph.D.
When is the conference?
This is a 3 day conference on March 8, 9 and 10.
Friday 1pm - 5pm.
Saturday 9am - 5pm.
Sunday 9am - 1pm.
Where is the conference?
Saint Joseph â€™s University
Erivan K. Haub Executive Center, 5 th Floor, McShain Hall, Saint Joseph University, Merion Station, Philadelphia, PA, 19066. (Click here… Show more to see map.)
Directions: From I-76, take the City Avenue exit. Proceed South on City Avenue until you see St. Joseph's University. Turn right on Latches Â Lane . McShain Hall is the large stone building off to the left.Â You may park in any non-reserved parking spaces. When you get to the front entrance of McShain, proceed to the elevators to the Fifth Floor.
Saint Joseph â€™s University (SJU) is a sponsor of this conference.
Who will be attending the conference?
Consultants who work with teams and groups.
Researchers who conduct studies about work group dynamics.
People who consult with organizations about ways to improve work group productivity and effectiveness.
Graduate students interested in group development and dynamics.
People who are GDQ certified, interested in the GDQ or just interested in Group Dynamics!
Who and what is GDQ?
GDQ Associates, Inc. is an organization dedicated to the provision of high quality services in the areas of group and organizational consulting, training, and professional certification. The hallmark of GDQ Associates is that all services are firmly based in psychological research. As a result, clients utilizing our services can be confident of the quality and value of GDQ products and services.
GDQ Associates is best known for its work with organizational groups and teams. Its founder, Dr. Susan Wheelan, has spent two decades studying the dynamics of work teams. One of the results of that research is the Group Development Questionnaire, which accurately assesses group effectiveness and productivity. Use of the GDQ with teams leads to the development of effective strategies designed to increase team productivity.
Along with conference hosts Dr. Susan Wheelan is Dr. Felice Tillin who is a trained consultant in the GDQ system, President of GroupWorks Consulting LLC. and Director of Graduate Organization Development and Leadership Programs at Saint Josephâ€™s University.
How many people are attending, and from where?
We expect 50-100 participants from around the world will join us in Philadelphia. People will be coming from Sweden, Norway, the United States, Mexico, and possibly some people form New Zealand, Japan, and Korea. All presentations will be conducted in English.
Who will be presenting?
Among the list of presenters are Jon-Erik BÃ¸rressen (Sweden), Christian Burchill (USA), Christian Jacobsson (Sweden), JÃ¶rgen Jonsson (Sweden), Jaeho Park (Korea), Max Rapp Ricciardi (Sweden), Christine RÃ¤isÃ¤nen (Sweden), Hector Rodriguez (Mexico), Anna-Lena Rikardsson (Sweden), Niklas Rydbo (Sweden), Felice Tilin (USA), Ilene Wasserman (USA), Donna Weiss (USA), and Susan Wheelan (USA).Â
Click here to see their presentation abstracts and biorgraphies.Â A full list will be available at the end of January.
What should I expect from the conference?
This conference will provide research and practice presentations on work group development.Â Â Conference goers can choose what presentations look interesting to them.Â Â
Coffee and snacks will be provided, as well as lunch on Saturday.
Where should I stay in Philadelphia?
Booking a hotel is completely up to you, you can stay in the scenic Old City/Society Hill Area or in a hotel closer to St. Josephâ€™s. Here are some suggestions:
Hotels close to St. Josephâ€™s University (SJU):
Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue â€“ 4200 City Ave. 1.3 miles from SJU.
Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West â€“ 4010 City Ave. 1.7 miles from SJU.Â Â Â We have a discounted rate there of $109.00 plus tax (currently 15.2%).
Best Western Center City â€“ 501 North 22 nd Street. 4.1 miles from SJU.
Holiday Inn Express - 1305 Walnut Street . 8.5 miles from SJU.
Holiday Inn â€“ Historic District - 400 Arch Street. 8.5 miles from SJU.
Hotels in the Old City/Society Hill Area:
Comfort Inn â€“ 100 North Christopher Columbus Blvd. 10 miles from SJU.
Pennâ€™s View Hotel â€“ 14 North Front Street . 10 miles from SJU.
Omni Hotel â€“ 401 Chestnut Street . 10 miles from SJU.
Morris House Hotel â€“ 225 South 8 th Street . 10 miles from SJU.
Sheraton Society Hill Hotel â€“ 1 Dock Street . 10 miles from SJU.Â Â Â This is where Susan Wheelan will be staying, and encourages others to join her!Â
Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel â€“ 235 Chestnut Street. 10 miles from SJU.
Hyatt Regency at Pennâ€™s Landing â€“ 201 South Columbus Blvs. 10 miles from SJU.
Bed and Breakfast option:
Thomas Bond House â€“ 129 South 2 nd Street . 10 miles from SJU.
How do I get from my hotel to the conference?
GDQ will arrange a shuttle to travel from the Old City to SJU, to and from the conference each day. Upon completing registration, a question will ask you if you are interested in taking the shuttle, which give us a headcount. The shuttle will cost around $15 a day, which can be paid directly to the driver.
Cabs from the Old City to SJU cost about $30. If you stay nearer to SJU you can take a cab for about $7.
How do I get to Philadelphia?
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is served by all major airlines and is the primary international hub for US Airways. The airport is located 11 miles southwest of the Center City.
Taxis at the airport are plentiful and cost a fee of around $29 plus tip to the Old City area. Follow the signs in the airport and wait in line for a taxi. Allow at least a half hour, more during rush hour, for the 11-mile trip between the airport and the Old City.
Shuttle buses cost $10 and up per person and will make most requested stops downtown as well as to the suburbs. You can make shuttle arrangements at the centralized ground transportation counter in the baggage claim areas.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) runs the Airport Rail Line R1, which leaves the airport every 30 minutes from 5:00 AM to midnight. The trip to the Old City takes about 25 minutes and costs $7.00 (cash only). Maps and service schedules are available on the SEPTA website at http://www.septa.org/welcome/
For more information:Â Â http://www.visitphilly.com/getting-here/
What is there to do in Philadelphia?
Franklin Court (Museum, print shop, post office)
Betsy Ross House
Washington Square Historic Site
National Museum of American Jewish History
Philadelphia Visitors Center
National Liberty Museum
Nation Constitution Center
Academy of Natural Science
Please Touch Museum
Pennâ€™s Landing Waterfront
Arts and Culture
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (home of the Philadelphia Orchestra)
Academy of Fine Arts
Walnut St. Theater (oldest theater in America)
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Second Bank of the United States (portrait museum)
Wanamaker Building (Macyâ€™s)
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
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We hope you will join us!
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Â Susan Wheelan on the cover of Psykolog.
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