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December 1954

News and Comment

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1954;72(6):790-792. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1954.02330060126014

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NATIONAL TRAINING LABORATORY IN GROUP DEVELOPMENT  On the basis of nine years of pioneering research and experience in the relatively new field of training leaders in the skills and understandings necessary for developing effective groups, the National Training Laboratory in Group Development will hold two three-week summer laboratory sessions at Gould Academy, Bethel, Maine. The dates will be from June 19 through July 8, and from July 17 through Aug. 5, 1955.Approximately 125 applicants will be accepted for each of these two sessions. Persons involved in problems of working with groups in a training, consultant, or leadership capacity in any field are invited to apply.The purposes of the training program are fivefold: to develop sensitivity to the existence and nature of the dynamic forces operating in the small group; to develop self-insight into the effects of one's behavior on others in a group; to gain skills in operating