Updated Privacy Policy

Updated Privacy Policy

We would like to inform you that we have updated our privacy policy to make sure that your personal data is safe with us. At GDQ Associates, we think it is essential that we safeguard your privacy.

You can read a summary of the changes made below. You can always find the latest version of our privacy policy on our website

Updates to GDQ Associates’ Privacy Policy 20/02/2020

Paragraph 2.1, which applies to Trainer of Trainers, certified GDQ consultants and persons that express interest in undergoing training with us to become a certified GDQ consultant.

Paragraph 2.2, which applies to persons who respond to GDQ questionnaires online.

Paragraph 2.3, which applies to contact persons at customers and other partners

Paragraph 2.4, which applies to people who visit our website and are not subject to the terms set out in paragraphs 2.1 – 2.3 above.

Paragraph 3, which applies to which third parties we may receive personal data from.

Paragraph 4, which applies to who we may share your personal data with.

If you have any queries or concerns, you are always welcome to contact our Data Protection Officer Maria Åkerlund at maria.akerlund@gdqassoc.com.


Uppdaterad integritetspolicy

Vi vill informera om att vi har uppdaterat vår integritetspolicy för att du fortsatt ska känna dig trygg när du lämnar dina personuppgifter till oss. För oss på GDQ Associates är det viktigt att värna om din personliga integritet.

Nedan följer en sammanfattning av ändringar som tillkommit. Du hittar alltid den senaste versionen av integritetspolicyn på vår hemsida.  

Uppdateringar i GDQ Associates integritetspolicy 2020-02-20

Punkt 2.1 som gäller Trainer of Trainers, certifierade GDQ-konsulter och sådana personer som anmäler sitt intresse för att genomgå utbildningar hos oss för att bli en certifierad GDQ-konsult.

Punkt 2.2 som gäller personer som svarar på GDQ-enkäter online.

Punkt 2.3 som gäller kontaktpersoner hos kunder och andra samarbetspartners

Punkt 2.4 som gäller för personer som besöker vår webbplats och som inte omfattas av behandlingen under punkterna 2.1 – 2.3

Punkt 3 som gäller vilka tredje parter vi kan komma att emotta personuppgifter från.

Punkt 4 som gäller vilka vi kan komma att dela dina personuppgifter med.

Om du har frågor eller funderingar är du alltid välkommen att kontakta vårt dataskyddsombud Maria Åkerlund via maria.akerlund@gdqassoc.com.

In Memoriam: Susan A. Wheelan, Ph.D. psychologist, professor and researcher who developed the Integrated Model of Group Development

In Memoriam: Susan A. Wheelan, Ph.D. psychologist, professor and researcher who developed the Integrated Model of Group Development

It is with great sadness that we received the message that our dear colleague Susan died peacefully on the 26th of October 2019 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth. Beside the Integrated Model of Group Development, Wheelan also created and validated both the Group Development Observation System (GDOS) and the Group Development Questionnaire (GDQ).

Wheelan was born in Providence, Rhode Island and she was a graduate of Bay View Academy, Stonehill College and the University of Wisconsin/Madison with a Ph.D in Psychology. She was a professor of Psychological Studies and Faculty Director of the Center for the Study of Psychoeducational Processes at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for 28 years.

She is the author of many books, including Group Processes: A Developmental Perspective and Creating Effective Teams: A Guide for Members and Leaders. In 2015 she received Sage Publishing’s Cornerstone Author Award to celebrate her work as a mainstay in the discipline of group research and the lasting impact of her work. She has also written over 60 research articles for publication.

Wheelan worked for many years as a consultant and as president of GDQ Associates, Inc. She consulted and conducted research projects throughout the United States and Europe with hospitals, school systems, prisons, corporations, and non-profit organizations, such as the Provincetown AIDS Support Group She had a passion for social justice and worked politically her whole life to change the world for the better.

In 2005 Wheelan came to Sweden for the first time to certify what would be the first group of Swedish GDQ consultants. A Swedish translation of the GDQ was made. She came to Sweden many times over the years and certified consultants, and helped develop a certification process and build a community around the GDQ. Susan’s legacy in the form of the GDQ lives on and there are now two thousand certified GDQ consultants in the world. Thousands of groups have been helped in their development by the GDQ and Wheelan’s deep insights into group processes.

Christian Jacobsson, head of research, GDQ Associates AB, Sweden

Maria Åkerlund, CEO of GDQ Associates, Sweden

Felice Tilin, Ph.D. President of GroupWorks Consulting, LLC United States


Author interview: Teamutveckling i teori och praktik

In this interview Maria Åkerlund & Christian Jacobsson tell us about the work with the newly published book Teamutveckling i teori och praktik – who the authors are, what they found most interesting to write about and in which way their book can contribute to those that are interested in team development and cooperation.

Read more about the book here.