workshop announcement: ‘moral coherency’ workshop in June 2013 in Worcester, MA (US)

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The Syracuse University Training Institute for Human Service Planning, Leadership & Change Agentry is pleased to announce a 7 day workshop on

How to Function Morally, Coherently & Adaptively in a World that is Disfunctional, Including its Human Services

Dates: Sunday, June 2 through Saturday, June 8, 2013.
Each day begins promptly at 8:00 AM; the first six days include evening sessions.
The workshop ends at approximately 4:30 PM on the last day.

Place: Worcester State University, 486 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA 01609 US. Details & directions provided with confirmation of registration.

Description of Workshop Content & Format:

The Training Institute developed this workshop to equip people with a 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.

Some of the assumptions underlying the content of the workshop are:
• there are powerful dynamics of disfunctionality in the world;
• these dynamics express themselves in derivative disfunctionalities in human service approaches, systems & structures;
• most people are not aware, or do not want to be aware, of these dynamics;
• it is imperative that people who want to function with greater moral coherency be aware of these dynamics;
• many of these dynamics can be known & understood;
• once one is aware of these dynamics, one is in a position to respond much more adaptively in the world;
• there exists an array of adaptive strategies for living with these realities;
• many of these adaptive strategies can be taught & learned.

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 format of the workshop is lecture-style, with a series of presentations in a logical sequence of topics, some of which are quite lengthy. Following each presentation there is ample opportunity for participant comment & general discussion. Also, to assist participants to deal with the challenging nature of much of the material, there will be several opportunities for private reflection on the material & for more informal discussion at the end of each of the first six days. Further information on format will be sent with confirmation of registration.

Tuition: Fee $825.00 US funds per person, which also includes meals.

This fee does not include overnight accommodations (please see below). Fee reductions are available. For further information, please contact Jack Yates at 774.627.2441 or

Accommodation: Fee for 7 nights accommodation at the university: $225 USD

Each room contains a single bed, desk with chair, & sink. There is a common bathroom & shower area.

Participants may arrive June 1 & must check out of their rooms on the last day of the workshop (June 8).

Alternatively, nearby hotel information will be included with confirmation of registration.

Total Cost of Tuition Plus On-Campus Room & Board is $1050.00 USD for the entire workshop. This amount includes the workshop fee, staying overnight & all meals for 7 days.

Payment: Checks should be made out to Shriver Clinical Services

Registrar: To register, please send your name, address, phone, email address plus check to: Jack Yates, People Incorporated, 4 South Main Street, Fall River, MA 02721 US. 774.627.2441.

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