In conversation
Joan - Dianne Smith &
Allan Sheps
Co-Leadership -
A Delicate Dance
of Steps and Missteps

Thursday, April 8, 2021
1:00- 2:00 pm EST
No Registration Fee - Spaces are limited
Please register by Thursday April 1,2021

  • Curious about how to choose a co-facilitator and start working together?

  • Considering the necessary components for effective co-leadership

  • Wondering about the typical ways co-leaders can get off track?

This session will explore the complexities of co-leadership. The value of sharing the workload and developing an effective partnership style are often underestimated. In this conversation these experienced group leaders will share with us lessons learned on the way to a 'sometimes' seamless dance.
Joan Dianne and Allan have been working and presenting together about co-leadership for more than 20 years and have a wealth of experience to share with us .

Allan Sheps, MSW, RSW, FCGPA, CGP is a social worker in private practice in Thornhill. His practice focuses on individual, couples and group psychotherapy. Allan is a graduate of the Ontario Group Psychotherapy Association training program and much of his group therapy practice has focused on men’s issues. He has consulted and offered workshops both nationally and internationally. He is a past president and Fellow of the Canadian Group Psychotherapy Association and a former co-director of the Canadian Group Psychotherapy Association Toronto Section Training Program. His passion for teaching group therapy is currently fulfilled in his role as a co-director of the Toronto Institute of Group Studies.

Joan-Dianne Smith, MSW, RSW, FCGPA is a past-president and Fellow of the Canadian Group Psychotherapy Association. She is a clinician, an educator, a supervisor and a consultant and has designed and implemented therapeutic groups in mental health and community settings. Her initial group training at Smith College, MA, involved both theoretical and practice components which laid the foundation for her understanding of psychodynamics and group processes. She has been a frequent presenter and faculty member at both the American and Canadian Group Psychotherapy Association conferences.
Joan-Dianne is committed to lifelong personal growth and learning.

The Toronto Institute of Group Studies offers training and consultation to practitioners wanting to improve their group leadership skills
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