Teaching and Training

Tracy’s approach to teaching is experiential, aiming to engage students on an emotional, as well as intellectual level. She makes use of short and longer experiential exercises, as well as discussion in both small and large groups.

Academic Courses

 
  • Leadership and Organization: Gender, Power, and Authority, University of Massachusetts, Women in Politics and Public Policy Program, McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, Spring Semester 2015-
  • Organizational Diagnosis and Change, University of Massachusetts, College of Management Course (graduate MBA), Blended (online and face-face) course,Spring Semester, 2014
  • Managerial Ethics and Social Issues, University of Massachusetts, College of Management Course (undergraduate), ONLINE and Blended formats, 2013-present
  • Managing Organizations, University of Massachusetts, College of Management Course (undergraduate), Fall Semesters, 2008-present
  • Creating Leadership Capacity: Developing Bench Strength, College of Professional Studies (M.S. Leadership), Blended (online and face-face) course, Winter 2013
  • Building Your Leadership Capacity, Northeastern University, College of Professional Studies (M.S. Leadership), Online Course, Fall 2012 (Teaching Assistant)
  • The Ethical Leader, Northeastern University, College of Professional Studies (M.S. Leadership),Online Course, Fall 2012 (Teaching Assistant)
  • Race, Class, and Gender, Lesley College, Spring 2011
  • Applied Group Dynamics, Lesley College, Fall 2007.
  • Authority and Leadership in Professional Life, Boston College Law School, consulted to class taught by Associate Clinical Professor Evangeline Sarda. Spring, 2005, and Fall 2005.
  • Leadership Skills for Social Work Practice, Simmons College School of Social Work, Fall 2003, Fall 2004.
  • Authority, Identity and Role in the Criminal Justice System, Advanced Prosecution Clinic Seminar, Boston College Law School, Spring 2003 and Spring 2004 (with Evangeline Sarda)
  • Authority, Identity and the Psychodynamics of Legal Systems, Independent Study Course, Boston College Law School, Spring, 2002 (with Evangeline Sarda)

International

  • Consultant, Authority, Role, Negotiation, MaTRIS (Matrix for the Transformation of Roles and Social Innovation), Belgium, 4/15-4/20/2013  and 4/21-4/26/14 (Director, Francois van der Rest)
  • Group and Organizational Dynamics, Workshops for faculty and Students at Al Quds University, East Jerusalem, 2/15/12-3/1/12
  • Introduction to Group and Organizational Dynamics, one credit course, Conflict Resolution Department, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, March, 2012
  • Leadership and Dialogue in Conditions of Uncertainty, Besod Siach Dialogue Conference, Kibbutz Ein Tsurim, Israel, 2/5-2/7/02 (Director, Ruth Duek)
  • The Dynamics of Work Groups in Organizations (and managing one’s role within them). Workshop, Northern Ireland Group Psychotherapy Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland. 8/10/00, Northeast Society for Group Psychotherapy, 6/16/01
  • Experiential Group. Group Leader for Day Long Experiential Group, Northern Ireland Group Psychotherapy Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland. 8/14/99, 8/11/00

Workshops

  • The US and the World at the Dawn of 2004, Listening Post for OPUS UK (Organization for Promoting the Understanding of Society), in Boston, MA. 1/12/04, 1/11/05, 1/7/07, 1/11/09, 1/11/12

  • Management Sciences for Health, Boston, MA, Designed and delivered trainings in  leadership courses for physicians and other public health officials from Africa and Asia (in English and French), 1998-00.

  • Effective Workplace Communication, Workshop, Technical Development Corporation, Boston, MA.

  • Managing  Group Dynamics, Workshop, Technical Development Corporation, Boston, MA.

  • Women in Leadership, Workshop, Brandeis University, Graduate School of International Economics and Finance, International Business Women’s Group, 11/27/01

  • How to Work with Difficult People. Consultation, Boston Public Health Commission, Child and Adolescent Unit, Boston, MA. 12/10/00

  • Current Dynamics in American Society. Workshop, Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems and Center for Reflective Community Practice, MIT.  Conveners: Olya Khaleelee, Miranda Feuchtwang of OPUS, UK and along with Ceasar McDowell and Travis Tatum. 9/23-9/24/00

  • Let’s Get Irrational. Unitarian Universalist Association District Wide Conference on Group Dynamics (for youth). 12/96

  • General Psychodynamic Group. Institute leader, Northeast Society for Group Psychotherapy, Annual Institute and Conference. 6/19/92

Conference Papers & Presentations

  • Authority, Leadership, and Peacemaking: The Intersection of the Personal and Political in a Group Relations Conference, Paper, Living with Risk, Taking Action: The Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations in Uncertain Times, ISPSO (International  Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations) Symposium, San Diego, 6/8/12-6/10/12

  • Authority, Leadership, and Peacemaking: Innovation, Adaptation, and Research in a Group Relations Conference, Paper, Group Relations in 2010: A Symposium for Inquiry and Analysis of Society and its Institutions: Using Group Relations to help understand and effectively lead in our tumultuous world, The AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems, Chicago, 10/10/10

  • Transforming Conflict: A Group Relations Perspective, Professional Development Workshop, Conflict Studies: The New Generation of Ideas, Conference for Graduate Students Studying Conflict, University of Massachusetts, Boston. 10/28/04

  • Managing Group Dynamics in Your Organization, Presentation, The ESC 7th Annual Nonprofit Management Conference. 11/21/02

  • Inside and Outside: Dialogue and Healing in the Psycho-Social Context. Workshop, Northeast Society for Group Psychotherapy, Wellesley, MA, 6/17/01.  (with Jarlath F. Benson, M. Soc. Sc., M. Med. Sc., N. Ireland)

  • Boundaries, Bonding, and Belligerence: An Experiential Exercise to Explore Group Behavior Across and Within Its Own Borders. Presentation, Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Las Cruces, NM. 6/11/99

  • Managing Conflict in the Organization. Presentation, Social Work Grand Rounds, Massachusetts General Hospital. 12/11/97

  • Conflict & Cooperation in Mental Health Organizations: An Experiential Simulation. Workshop, American Group Psychotherapy Association, Annual Institute and Conference. (with Jerrold M. Post, MD, CGP) 2/21/97

  • Gender and Competition in Group Psychotherapy. Workshop, American Group Psychotherapy Association, Annual Institute and Conference. 2/17/95

  • Inside Women’s Groups. Workshop, American Group Psychotherapy Association, Annual Institute and Conference. (with Helene Satz, PsyD, and Virginia Reiber, PhD) 6/19/93

  • Treatment of Incest Survivors. Panel presentation, Harvard Medical School Conference on Time Effective Treatment in Mental Health:  Strategies for the 90’s and Beyond. (With Laurie Brandt, PsyD, Sandra Gill, RN, MS, CS, Bette Kisner, RN, MS, CS, and Beverlee Sclar, RN, MS) 3/20/92

  • When We Fail. Colloquium, Boston Institute for Psychotherapy, Inc. (with Gerald Adler, MD, and Margaret Frank, LICSW) 4/6/91