SDiN is led and administered by:
Franca Fubini (Chair). Formerly Chair of the Gordon Lawrence Foundation, is now Chair of Social Dreaming International Network and Vice Chair of Il Nodo Group. She trained and worked with Gordon Lawrence since the 80’s. With Lilia Baglioni and Gordon Lawrence introduced and developed Social Dreaming in Italy since 2001; they hosted the first two editions of the SD training. She has designed and directed two editions of the current training. Franca has published articles about SD and its applications, taught SD at Universities and hosted SD programs internationally and in a variety of work contexts as a consultant to the organisations. She is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, organizational consultant and group analyst who works for the public administrations as well as for private enterprises.
Domenico Agresta, formerly Trustee of the Gordon Lawrence Foundation, now a member of Social Dreaming International Network. He works with SD studying Rites of Passage, Religious Rites and cultural contexts. He is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, group-analyst and psycho-oncologist. He is the President of the Centre for the Study of Psychology and Psychosomatic Medicine (CSPP) and studies the correlation between mind and body, links to anthropology and group processes using dreams icons. Academic Member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA); Chair of Family Therapy Section and Chair of Webinars Committee in IAGP (The International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes). He teaches at University and at Schools of Psychotherapy. GASI full member. He lives and work in Pescara (Italy).
David Armstrong, formerly Trustee of the Gordon Lawrence Foundation, now a member of Social Dreaming International Network, is an Associate Consultant at Tavistock Consulting, the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, London. A social psychologist by background, he has worked in action research and organisational consultancy at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, The Grubb Institute of Behavioural Studies and the Tavistock Clinic. From 1989 he was closely associated with Gordon Lawrence’s development of Social Dreaming conferences. He is a Distinguished Member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations (ISPSO). He is the author of “Organization in the Mind: Psychoanalysis, Group Relations and Organizational Consultancy”, Karnac 2005 and a co editor with Michael Rustin of “Social Defences Against Anxiety: Explorations in a Paradigm”, Karnac 2014.
Susan Long was formerly President of the Gordon Lawrence Foundation, now a member of Social Dreaming International Network, and has hosted social dreaming matrices in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, the UK and the USA. She is co-editor with Julian Manley of Social Dreaming: Philosophy, research, theory and practice published in 2019 by Roultledge. As Director of Research and Scholarship at the National Institute for Organisation Dynamics Australia (NIODA) she conducts research and supervises postgraduate students. A past president of ISPSO, first president of Group Relations Australia, and past board member of the Judicial College of Victoria, she also teaches at INSEAD in Singapore.
Mannie Sher, PhD, BA, AAPSW, TQAP, FBAP is a Principal Social Scientist at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, London. He is a Former Director of the Group Relations Programme (1997 to 2017) and in that role he directed the Leicester conferences for many years. Formerly Trustee of the Gordon Lawrence Foundation, now is a member of Social Dreaming International Network. He is a Fellow of the British Association of Psychotherapists; is a practicing psychoanalytical psychotherapist and has an interest in the part psychoanalytic thinking plays in understanding organizational and social process. He has published on consultancy, leadership, organizational development and change, ethics and corruption. He is a former member of the Board of ISPSO; and a Member of OFEK, Israel. Mannie also uses social dreaming in his consultancy and research work.
Heather Stradling, MSC, BA, MBPsS, MBACP is a Principal Researcher/Consultant at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, London and represents TIHR in her membership of the Social Dreaming international Network. Heather is Co-Director of Deepening Creative Practice with Organisations, and directs and works on a range of research, leadership development and consultancy projects, often utilising social dreaming as a methodology within her practice. Heather is also a Psychodynamic Counsellor and facilitates reflective practice groups.
Judit Szekacs-Weisz, PhD, is a bilingual psychoanalyst and psychotherapist who has worked with Gordon Lawrence from the late 90s. With a circle of international colleagues they founded Imago East West providing a creative frame for developing Social Dreaming as a method and a tool for teaching and research. A former Trustee of the Gordon Lawrence Foundation, now is a member of Social Dreaming International Network. She is the author of several articles and co-editor of Lost Childhood and the Language of Exile (Freud Museum & Imago East West, 2004), Ferenczi and his World and Ferenczi for our Time (Karnac, 2012) and Sandor Ferenczi Ernest Jones Letters 1911-1933 (Karnac, 2013).
Alfredo Veneziale, organizational consultant, formerly Trustee of the Gordon Lawrence Foundation, now is a member of Social Dreaming International Network and of Il Nodo Group. Trained with Gordon Lawrence, Franca Fubini and Lilia Baglioni, he applies social dreaming in his consultancy work. After a degree in Communication Studies and a master in Human Resources, he has developed training programmes for professionals, using SD for enhancing role awareness, creativity, lateral thinking, marketing strategies, and culture of innovation within organisations.