Opening and key note speech: “Individuals, Groups and Multiculturalism”

Cathy McQuaid (TSTA-P)

Conference: Saturday, October 29th, 09.00 – 10.30

This keynote will look at the interplay of personal and group systems, and will suggest that all people are interconnected in ways that we are largely unconscious of. We will look at some of the theory that TA can offer to understand how people of different cultures interact with each other, and how these interactions can be improved in order to contribute to a better world. The speaker will underscore the idea that “diversity is a source of strength not of weakness”, and that by encouraging and accepting diversity, in ways that are respectful of self and of other, we will contribute to healing and growth in our relationships.