The Massachusetts Alliance for Personal Action, the SRV Implementation Project &
the Training Institute for Human Service Planning, Leadership & Change Agentry
are pleased to announce a seven-day workshop on
How to Function with Personal Moral Coherency,
in a World that is Disfunctional
Including its Human Services
Dates: Sunday, June 2 through Saturday, June 8, 2019.
Worcester State University, 486 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA 01602 US.
Details & directions provided with confirmation of registration.
Interested people are strongly urged to register early;
Registration before 1 April 2019 includes a $50 tuition discount.
June 2019 MoCo flyer
Dr. Wolf Wolfensberger of the Training Institute developed this workshop in order to equip people with the special combination of worldviews, preparation & support they will need in order to survive with high moral ideals, with integrity intact & hopefully also with some effectiveness in human services, especially when services, & the larger society in which services function, are not working well. Some of the assumptions underlying the content of this workshop are:
– there are powerful dynamics of disfunctionality in the world;
– these dynamics express themselves in derivative disfunctionalities in society, as well as in human service approaches, systems & structures;
– though most people are not, or do not want to be, aware of these dynamics, it is imperative that people who want to function with greater moral coherency become aware of them;
– many of these dynamics can be known & understood, & once a person is aware of these dynamics, then one can respond much more adaptively in the world;
– there exists an array of adaptive strategies for living with these harsh realities;
– many of these adaptive strategies can be taught & learned, & a person who learns & applies them can function with greater moral coherency in human services & the larger society.
This workshop is not intended to provide participants with specific solutions to specific problems. Instead, participants will learn an array of universally-applicable strategies that they can then apply to whatever situations confront them. Even in a workshop of this length, many of the strategies can only be covered in enough depth to delineate the essentials, to awaken consciousness, to enable participants to identify adaptive strategies themselves & to point participants toward further study & progress in these various strategies. A great many handouts will be distributed, including ones that point to further resources on various of the topics.
The presenters are a group of Training Institute staff & associates who have been studying the topic & workshop materials over a period of years, initially under the instruction & direction, & with the collaboration of, the late Wolf Wolfensberger, past director of the Training Institute.
The format of this event is lecture style. A series of presentations will be given, each one on a separate topic in the unfolding sequence of topics. Some of these presentations are quite lengthy, e.g., several hours long. Following each presentation there is ample opportunity for participant comment & general discussion. This means that participants must be prepared to attend closely to a presentation, often for a long period of time, & make notes to themselves on points they want to discuss, or do not
understand or agree with, as the presentation goes along. Further information on format will be sent with confirmation of registration.
• Tuition fee $950 US funds per person, which includes meals (three meals a day for the first six
days, two meals on the last day of the workshop).
* This fee does not include overnight accommodations (please see below).
* Limited scholarships are available. To request a scholarship, please notify Marc Tumeinski at firstname.lastname@example.org, & please let us know what amount you can pay. We will be back in touch.
• Accommodation fee for seven nights at the university: $250 USD
* Each room contains a single bed, desk & chair. There is a common bathroom & shower area.
* Participants may arrive the evening of June 1 & must check out of their rooms on the last day of the workshop (June 8) unless they make prior arrangements & pay an additional fee for an extra night (cost for extra nights is $30 per night).
* Alternatively, nearby hotel information will be included with confirmation of registration.
Total cost of tuition plus on-campus room & board is $1200 USD for the entire workshop. This amount includes the workshop fee, staying overnight & meals for seven days.
Payment For registrations outside the US, payment must be made by credit card. For US registrations only, payment can also be made by check. US checks should be made out to Shriver Clinical Services Corp. & send to Workshop Registrar, SRV Implementation Project, 74 Elm Street, Worcester, MA 01609 US
Registrar To register, please fill out a registration form or email email@example.com