Meet Ajoy, a student on ‘Consulting and leading in organisations: psychodynamic and systemic approaches (D10)

I decided to study at the Tavistock and Portman because it has been teaching about groups and organisations for a long time, and has a good reputation in this area.

Since I’ve been on the course, I’m more able to understand the emotions I’m experiencing, what might lie behind them and make sense of what’s happening in the teams I’ve been working in. I’ve found my participation in groups and organisations has subsequently improved. I’ve been able to take up my authority and have what might appear to be difficult conversations with a range of people.

I’ve really enjoyed learning what it means to hold a consultative stance both at work and in life more generally through a variety of methods: lectures, seminars and experiential groups. I’ve especially appreciated the focus on understanding and working with difference. 

I’ve also appreciated having the opportunity to attend the Tavistock’s ‘Thinking Space’ sessions, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic support group sessions and have some contact with a tutor throughout the year.   Having started the course online, I’ve missed out on the more collegial elements of the course, which, I imagine, would have happened in those in-between moments informally with fellow students. I’m really looking forward to the transition to in-person teaching, when it can resume again.

I really enjoyed seeing our teachers in person and visiting the Tavistock clinic for the first time in July 2021, after 9 months of online teaching!

If anyone is considering applying to this course, I say – come, just do it!”

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