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.
Thursday, September 12th
1700 – 1900 Get together before dinner
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 – 11:30 Meeting on the Beach – Opening11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 – 13:00 Co-Creating a Plan (opportunity to share needs, wishes, possible material to discuss/present)
13:30 – 15:00 Lunch Break (meal at the Baia)
15:00 – 16:30 Afternoon Activities as co-created.
16:30 – 17:00 Coffee Break
17:00 – 18:30 Activities building on the co-created plan and experience of the day
Saturday, September 14th
07:30 – 09:00 Excursion to view wild birds sanctuary. Flamingos as well if we are lucky
0930 – 11:00 Activities building on the co-created plan and accumulated experience (potentially a meeting with Environmental Presentation by Local Activists)
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 Activities building on the co-created Plan and accumulated experience. (Possibly Environmental Presentation by Local Activists.)
13:30 – 15:15 Lunch break (meal at the Baia)
15:15 – 1645 Gathering experience into AGM – Unofficial part
- Reflections on the issues addressed at the Gathering in Toronto
- Reflections on other issues addressed at the Gathering
- Proposal to change the name to IAAGT – A discussion
- Scholarship funds from a fresh personal view
16:45 – 17:00 Coffee break
17:00 – 18:30 Official AGM (All participants are welcome, only members vote)
- Annual reports – comments only, in the assumption that all members read the reports in advance.
- Elections –
- Announcing nominations –
- AOB – suggested voting on other matters
Sunday, September 15th
09:30 – 11:00 Activities building on the co-created plan and accumulated experience starting to close open ends.
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 13:00 Learnings, reflections, personal commitments, looking forward to 2020 & Closing
- Interest Group Coordinators (2)
- There are two IG coordinators who encourage and facilitate the formation of Interest Groups, and support their continued meetings in a number of ways.
- Membership Co-chairs (2)
- There are two Membership co-chairs, who overview membership: recruiting new members, welcoming and orientating them at the Biennial conference, taking a lead in promoting membership, etc.
- Communications Director (1)
- The Communications Director is appointed by the Board. The appointment is for 3 years. The person appointed guides and assists AAGT in the development of its publication efforts, across all media.
For further information on all the above, see Article V, ss3 A, B & F here.
If you are interested in standing for, or being nominated for any of these positions, please feel free to contact Brad or Toni to discuss further. We are happy to talk to you about the commitment required as well as the satisfactions to be gained. It will be possible for you to talk to the current post holders for their inside views.
You do not have to be present at the AGM to be nominated or appointed: if you want to stand, you can send a written account of who you are and your interest in the position. If you would be able to help us as Communications Director, please let us know (email@example.com). And of course nominations can be made right up to the day and in the AGM itself.
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!