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President's Newsletter - October 2016

 

Hello to all Balintians: It's definitely turned to Fall weather here in Colorado. The Aspen trees are bright yellow and there is fresh snow on the mountain tops. For those of you who know me well, you know that means I'm anxiously awaiting ski season!

Please note the urgent call for bids for the next Leadership Conference below!

As usual, it's been busy since my last Newsletter, lots going on in the world of Balint, so let's get to it!

Warsaw Leadership Conference

Conflict, Containment and Creativity: Those were the challenging themes expressed by Andrew Elder in his opening plenary, and the set the tone for a dynamic exploration of Balint leadership styles and dilemmas over the subsequent days. Group work was combined with plenaries that highlighted key points being brought up in the groups. We owe a great thanks to the Leadership Task Force and the Polish Society who hosted the Conference. In addition, the city of Warsaw grandly opened its gates to us, and many of us enjoyed sampling the sites and history of the Old and New Towns.

Belgrade Council Meeting

19-21 May, 2017: Mark your calendars now for the May Council Meeting in Belgrade, to be held in conjunction with a meeting of the Serbian Balint Society. Information on registration will be following in a few months.

Website progress!

Have you visited it lately? We keep adding new content, and continue to be interested in your feedback. Please have a look. One of our recent additions is the ability to pull up our recent newsletters and other communications. As always, you can find the site at: balintinternational.com

Council Meeting

Lots of items discussed: We heard updates on plans for the Oxford Congress next year as well as the Belgrade Council meeting to take place May 19-21. More on these and other items can be found in the minutes which are downloadable here: DRAFT WARSAW COUNCIL MINUTES

France, Finland or ???: The Council decided to keep open bids for the next Leadership Conference for one month following the meeting. France confirmed their interest and now Finland has as well. Bids will close on October 18th. Please e-mail Paul if you are interested. Following the 18th we will circulate details of the bids and call for a Council vote via the internet.

Oxford International Congress

Call for papers: The UK Balint Society and the IBF remind you that papers are due 31 December, 2016. Details are available in the official call for papers, which you may download here: Oxford Call for Papers
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