2018 update

As of January 2018 both Martin Ringer and Françoise Ringer retired from actively participating in corporate consulting projects. The business under the registered name "Group Institute International" has been closed. Martin will continue to provide workshops and presentations on request, focussing mainly on his work in Europe, and will continue writing and publishing in the field of social science, organizational dynamics, group dynamics and outdoor experiential learning. Nonetheless he will devote more time to his stone carving/sculpture hobby.

Francoise will also significantly reduce her paid work and will focus much more on her ceramic arts.

We have left the original Group Institute International web site in place as we are still able to offer small time-limited services as private citizens.  

A hearty thanks to the many individuals and organizations who supported our work during our active professional lives over a period of more than 40 years. 

La vie est belle! 

Welcome to Group Institute International

Business consultants and facilitators for joint venture mega-projects, executives, leaders and managers

Action without certainty.   Courage without foolhardiness.  Creativity without chaos.  Plans without rigidity.

You would engage our services if you thought that your organization has lost the fire in its belly or if your people were not pulling together as much as you would like them to - and you’re not sure what to do about it.

We provide a highly skilled, personable and engaging professional service where we work alongside our clients to explore their needs and then help them mobilize their own resources to plan and implement positive and lasting organizational change.

Our philosophy is that we can never know as much about a client’s organization as do the people who have worked there a long time, but we aim to know a great deal about the complex science of organizational dynamics and psychology* and make that available to our clients.

So we walk alongside our clients, providing a powerful synthesis of their expertise and ours. We don’t tell clients what to do, but we provide a stimulus to their wisdom so that together arrive at powerful and effective solutions to their problems. You might call this a ‘facilitative style’ of consulting.  

We work at both the overt level and at the hidden level. It is relatively simple to address issues at the overt level but the hidden 'organizational politics' and complex webs of informal relationships and influence require a more sophisticated approach. It is these more difficult to address issues that make or break the success of organizations and hence the success of a consulting assignment.

While you're here...have a look at a wonderful international adventure therapy conference that's coming up in Aug/Sept 2018