There is no registration fee
The only costs are transportation and lodging
Scholarship Funds are Available – Please Apply!
(The deadline for applications for grants is July 1st, 2019)
Two and a half days to connect and meet each other and guests and explore together how we can deal with the challenges of diversity and inclusion, race, gender, power, privilege and oppression, internationality and any other wish agreed by all.
AAGT is in the “run up” to its 2019 Annual General Meeting and we are excited that this time we are going to be trying a new “experiment“.
This time we want to put the focus squarely on being in contact with each other. This way we can take time get to know each other better and the activities we decide to do together in these three days can be directly connected to what emerges between us.
We think this fits closely with the Gestalt approach – and at the same time we are looking forward to welcoming participants from outside of AAGT and the Gestalt community and feel this open format will be ideal for doing just that. This way we can offer them the opportunity to experience first-hand how we work and how we embody the principles of our approach as we “associate” with each other, while at the same time being enriched by their perspectives and approaches.
We suggest that we focus on some of the most pressing issues of our time: diversity and inclusion, race, gender, power, privilege and oppression, internationality – and how they are interlinked. We do so with an awareness both of how crucial it is to better understand what they mean to each and every one of us and of how they are playing out both in the contexts in which we live and between us in the organisation. We hope to become more conscious of how we are personally implicated in these processes.
Friday, September 13th
An all day co-created program with the intent to continue conversations started in Toronto focused on inclusion, race, gender, power, privilege and oppression as we experience it with each other. These are important conversations for us to have, and we hope that the support provided by the slow pace of the time together, the incredible environment of Sardinia, and the process of being in contact with one another will allow them to be fruitful and meaningful. Our further intention is to carry these discussions forward in Ireland through the 2020 conference:
10:00 – Meeting on the Beach – Opening
11:30 – Coffee and Munch
11:45 – Marketplace – Present It and Create a Plan Together (Encourage Participants to Bring Something to Present)
13:30 – 15:00 – Lunch
15:00 – 16:30 – Afternoon Activities Based on Market Place
16:30 – 17:00 PM – Break
17:00 – 18:30 PM – Afternoon Activities Based on Market Place
Saturday, September 14th
10:00 – 13:30 – Continued Gathering & AGM
All AAGT members, the Board and non-members alike are welcome and vital to the discussion.
Internationality, Belonging, Power Privilege Oppression in AAGT
Other Agenda items that can be attended to include:
Continued Discussion of Name Change: Current proposed: IAAGT – The International Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy
The meaning of cultural differences related to Scholarship Fund Raising, Awards Process, Distribution of Funds
Elections and Appointments
More items will be added, ie. any other ideas and interests
11:15 – 11:30 – Coffee and Munch
11:30 – 13:30 – Continued from Above
13:30 – 15:15 – Lunch
Half day of connection, continued dialogue for above
17:00 – 18:30 – Environmental Presentation by Local Activists
Sunday, September 15th
Half day continuation of the Annual General Meeting and farewells until 2020 in Ireland!
10:00 – 13:30 – Continued Gathering & AGM
11:30 – 11:45 – Coffee and Munch
11:45 – 13:30 – Learnings, Looking Forward & Closing
We have pre-paid for a number of rooms at the Baia del Porto. This means to get a discounted rate, you must register with AAGT.
This relaxing escape is located on this beautiful inviting island. It is the perfect location to join together as a community for the purpose of bettering our organizations, our communities, and ourselves, as well as have fun!
See you then!