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Scholars who study groups and teams are scattered across many social scientific disciplines. INGRoup (a) promotes communication about group research across fields and nations, (b) advances understanding about group dynamics through research, (c) advances theory and methods for understanding groups, and (d) promotes interdisciplinary research. Learn more about INGRoup.


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Call For INGRoup Student Board Member

INGRoup is beginning its search for the next ex-officio graduate student member of the Board of Directors and are soliciting self-nominations for the position. The student member serves as a non-voting board member to act as a liaison between the graduate student membership and the board of directors by:

  • Relaying pertinent information from the board and the organization to graduate students
  • Representing graduate student issues, concerns, and ideas to the board

Please see the description of duties for more information about the position.

The graduate student board member serves a 2-year term, beginning in July, 2016 at the annual conference and ending in July 2018. The graduate student member of the INGRoup board must be a member of INGRoup throughout the duration of his/her term. INGRoup provides funding to help defray the costs of attending the annual conference for the graduate student board member.

If you are interested in submitting your name as a candidate for INGRoup student board member, please send the following materials to INGRoup Incoming President, Leslie DeChurch by April 30, 2016.

  1. Vita
  2. 1-page statement detailing your reasons for wanting to participate as a student board member
  3. Letter of support from your advisor

If you have any questions about the position, please contact the current student board member, Esther Sackett, or Leslie DeChurch.

2016 INGRoup Conference

The 2016 INGRoup conference will be held July 14-16, 2016 in Helsinki, Finland. The conference runs Thursday late afternoon to Saturday late afternoon. Pre-conference workshops are during the day on Thursday. Informal "dine-arounds" may be arranged for Saturday evening.

Call for Nominations: 2018 Conference Program Chair

At this time we are seeking volunteers or nominations for this position. The Program Chair, in consultation with the VP Conference Coordination and the President, is responsible for creating and facilitating the content of INGRoup's annual conference. Duties include, but are not limited to, publicize the call for papers, appoint committee that will evaluate submissions, facilitate the competitive review of submissions, select submissions to be included in the program; and constitute the program in consultation with the Local Arrangements Chair. Nominations will be considered on a rolling basis. The appointed coordinator will be invited to observe the previous Program Chair in preparing the conference. Inquiries are welcome in the meantime, and can be directed to Mark Clark, VP Association, at mark.clark@american.edu.

Join the INGRoup Facebook Group

The INGRoup Facebook Group is a great place to get information from INGRoup members, share news about small group research, and continue the interdisciplinary discussion. It's open membership — join today!


INGRoup is a nonprofit 501(3)(c) corporation. The purpose for which this corporation is organized are to promote communication about group research across fields and nations, advance understanding about group dynamics through research, foster interest in group research among junior scholars, promote and support the next generations of group scholars, and develop a sense of community for those who study groups. The corporation shall exist and operate exclusively for charitable, educational, scientific, and literary purposes. Income tax returns are available upon request.