Welcome to the Toronto Institute of Group Studies

We are committed to training and supporting effective group leaders.

We believe that an understanding of group dynamics and processes enhances the functioning of any group, team or community.

Our faculty team draws from diverse professional backgrounds and interests,
in the service of advancing our shared commitment to group learning
and group leadership development.

Accreditation 
The Toronto Institute of Group Studies is certified as an Educational Institute
with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and is registered as a
Training Institute with the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
Training Program fees are tax deductible
as approved by Canada Revenue Agency.

Upcoming Training
Opportunities and Events


2021-2022 academic year

Our academic year offerings are completed.
Wishing you a beautiful summer ahead!

2022-2023 academic year

Online Conversation Series with recognized group leaders:
complementary
1-hour conversations
exploring the various influences that have helped shape these leaders' practices.
Thursdays 1-2 pm EST

Thursday September 29, 2022 with Susan Gantt
Thursday November 3, 2022 with Victor Yalom 
Thursday January 12, 2023 with Scott Rutan
Thursday March 16, 2023 with Giorgio Tasca
May 2023 - details to be confirmed shortly

Online Workshop Series with renowned group experts:
A variety of workshops explore various topics in greater depth, 
through both theoretical and experiential components,
with core and invited faculty experts.
Fridays 10:30 am - 4:30 pm EST

Friday, November 18, 2022 with Molyn Leszcz
February 2023 - details to be confirmed shortly
April 2023 - details to be confirmed shortly
June 2023 - details to be confirmed shortly

Beyond Theory: Online Experiential Process Group Training:
Full-day small group (6-12 participants) experience for group leaders
to learn about group dynamics by participating
as a member of a group committed to examining its own process.
Fridays 10:30 am - 4:30 pm EST

Friday December 2, 2022
Friday May 5, 2023

Online Peer Consultation Group for Group Leaders:
Small group (6-12 participants) education, integrating theoretical and applied learning. Facilitated 9 session cycle, 2 hours/week, every other week, Thursdays 7-9 pm EST.

October 13, 27, November 10, 24, December 8, 2022
January 12, 26, February 9, 23, 2023

Contracted Group for TIGS Alumnae
Contracted, closed, online time-limited group for TIGS alumnae group leaders.
Facilitated 12 sessions, every other week, Thursdays 6-7:30 pm EST.

October 6, 20, November 3, 17, December 1, 15, 2022
January 5, 19, February 2, 16, March 2, 16, 2023.

Comprehensive Training Program
offered every 2 years; applications are being accepted for Fall 2023

Please visit our resources page for seasonal reading lists posted twice a year, as well as our newsletter page for past and current newsletters, posted three times a year.

Previous Training and Events

June 10, 2022

Comprehensive Group Leadership
Training Program

Weekend 4 of 4
Friday June 10, 4 - 8 pm
Saturday June 11, 11 am - 5pm
Sunday June 12, 11 am - 5 pm

Online

May 12, 2022

In Conversation with Noelle Lefforge
about Addressing Micro-aggressions
in Group Psychotherapy
Session Video

Online
Complimentary event

April 29, 2022

Comprehensive Group Leadership
Training Program
Weekend 3 of 4
Friday April 29, 4 - 8 pm
Saturday Apr 30,11 am - 5 pm
Sunday May 1, 11 am - 5 pm ET

Online

April 1, 2022

Full Day Workshop
Beyond Theory - A Process Group Experience for Group Leaders 

Online

March 18, 2022

In Conversation with Elliot Zeisel
about Group Leadership
Friday, March 18, 1-2 pm ET
Session Video

Online
Complimentary event

February 25, 2022

Comprehensive Group Leadership
Training Program

Weekend 2 of 4
Friday February 25, 4 - 8 pm
Saturday Feb 26, 11 am - 5 pm
Sunday Feb 27, 11 am - 5 pm ET

Online

January 21, 2022

Comprehensive Group Leadership
Training Program

Weekend 1 of 4
Friday January 21, 4 - 8 pm
Saturday Jan 22 , 11 am - 5 pm
Sunday Jan 23, 11 am - 5 pm ET

Online

December 16, 2021

In Conversation with Isabel Fryszberg about Leadership in Art-based
Wellness Groups
Session Video

Online
Complimentary event

December 3, 2021

Full-day Workshop with Cheri Marmarosh Attachment in Groups 

Online

October 21, 2021

In Conversation with Cheri Marmarosh about Attachment Theory and Groups
Session Video

Online
Complimentary event

October 14, 2021

2-day Workshop
Beyond Theory - A Process Group Experience for Group Leaders

Online

September 30, 2021

 In  Conversation with Kasra Khorasani about Creativity and the Group Leader 
Session Video 

Online 
Complimentary event 

June 22, 2021

Half-day Workshop
Practical Strategies for Online Groups 

Online 

June 11, 2021

Full-day Workshop
Beyond Theory - A Process Group Experience for Group Leaders 

Online 

May 13, 2021

In Conversation with Yvonne Bergmans about Peer Leadership in Groups
Session Video

Online
Complimentary event

April 15, 2021

8 Week Group Leadership
Consultation Series 

Online 

April 8, 2021

In Conversation with Joan- Dianne Smith and Allan Sheps  about Co-leadership
Session Video 

Online
Complimentary event

January 28, 2021

In Conversation with Stephane Treyvaud about Mindful Group Leadership

Online 
Complimentary event

January 12, 2021

8 Week Group Leadership
Consultation Series

Online

December 10, 2020

In Conversation with Molyn Leszcz about Leadership in Challenging Times 
Session Video

Online 
Complimentary event

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