Structure & Dynamics of Organisations & Groups: Let’s explore together!( Organisational TA )

Eric Berne published his masterpiece about Organizations and Groups in 1963. As Transactional Analysts working in Organisations or training in the Organisational field, most of what we do finds its foundation in this book. However, many of us, if we are honest, have not read all the details.

You could say that the world has changed significantly since 1963, especially when we look at how our professional environments have changed. However, you will find Berne’s Theories as applicable to todays world as they were when the book was published. It is fascinating, as it is a bit like reading Jules Verne, where his thinking also reached into our time.

Another challenging aspect of the book is the scene Berne sets to explain his theories – which is a séance meeting in a private household. In this course we will use examples from the present day, to make them more applicable to your current setting.

Discovering this book, you will be able to see how Transactional Analysis was born out of Group Theories embracing models for Individuals and Organisations. This is an important factor of the identity of the Transactional Analyst when working in Organisations.

What we will cover:

1. Diagrams of Organisations – how does visual representation enables us to “see” structures and dynamics, think in patterns and untangle complexity.

2. Group Dynamics – how do groups develop according to Berne – and how does this help us today, when we compare it to other models of group development.

3. Leadership – how does it develop in groups and which forces are working in minor and major group processes.

4. Structure of a Group – how is this reflected in the public and private view of the group, especially when we look at the founders, authority and roles each person has.

5. Structures of a Group – how this is represented in organizational, individual and private spheres. Forces of the Organization – survival, fight and value creation of groups.

6. Nations, Constitutions and Heroes – how our history and tradition shape our ideas of organizations.

7. Culture and Canon – groups are regulated by leadership and “canon” – how that relates to Ego-States according to Berne.

8. Individuals as part of Groups – Ego-States, Transactions, Games and Psychological Needs.


Participants must have a basic knowledge of TA (at least having attended The Official Introduction to Transactional Analysis (TA101).  

– A desire to fully understand the concepts in the book

– Your own copy of Eric Berne’s “The Structure and Dynamics of Organizations and Groups”  to read and prepare (early sourcing is recommended)

Promise to you:

– Small, closed group to make sure you learn together, and you can learn at your pace

– Relevant in the here and now – so you can apply it in your work

– Connected to TA theory for organisations – we relate other authors to this book, so you can read them yourself and discover more TA, if you like


– 12 Participants

Time Frame:

– Saturday, 6th March 2021 – 1 pm – 5 pm (4 Hours) GMT

– Sunday 7th March 2021 – 9 am – 1 pm (4 Hours) GMT

– Saturday, 10th April 2021 – 1 pm – 5 pm (4 Hours) GMT

– Sunday 11th April 2021 – 9 am – 1 pm (4 Hours) GMT


£295 – A deposit of £50 is required to secure your place and details will be sent to you regarding payment of the balance of £245.

Course Tutor: Sabine-Inken Schmidt

Sabine-Inken Schmidt is PTSTA-O, living in Dusseldorf in Germany. She works full-time as European HR Director and is passionate about people in organisations. She has a diploma in Knowledge Management and has over 20 years of experience in Human Resource Management. Additionally to her TA Background, she is a qualified psychological consultant and Acceptance Commitment Therapist.

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£295 (£50 deposit followed by £245 balance)

Booking and Dates

6th March to 11th April 2021


Upcoming Dates:

– Saturday, 6th March 2021 – 1 pm – 5 pm (4 Hours) GMT

– Sunday 7th March 2021 – 9 am – 1 pm (4 Hours) GMT

– Saturday, 10th April 2021 – 1 pm – 5 pm (4 Hours) GMT

– Sunday 11th April 2021 – 9 am – 1 pm (4 Hours) GMT

Cancellation Policy:

50% refund will be given for cancellations with more than 7 days notice.


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