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About the Grubb Institute

The Grubb Institute was established in 1957 when it first worked with issues of faith, life and education in people’s working lives.

In the context of the times, it was first named The Christian Teamwork Trust and the Trust’s work in understanding human behaviour led to involvement in the early development of the group relations movement.

This precipitated the change of name to the Grubb Institute of Behavioural Studies in 1969 which was a recognition of the fact that since 1966 the Trust had been winning consultancy assignments and applied research projects in which it was now seen as a professional body, competing in the secular world of universities, research bodies and management consultancies.

In the 70′s and 80′s the Institute submerged itself in the critical social issues of the time through, for example, seminal work with the Prison Service, the Transition to Working Life Program for the Unemployed and even work with the Communities in Northern Ireland during the height of the Troubles.

The 1990’s saw the development of key frameworks and methodologies arising out of our experience. In the early 1990’s this experience gained in transforming Institutions led to the development of the Transforming Experience Framework. Since then, these conceptual frameworks and methodologies have been continuously tested, redeveloped and adapted in education, health and social care, business, industry, government agencies, the voluntary sector and religious organisations.