announcing a ‘moral coherency’ workshop in June 2012 in Ontario, Canada

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, Coherency & Adaptively in a World that is Disfunctional, Including its Human Services


Dates: Saturday, June 23 through Friday, June 29, 2012. Each day begins promptly at 8:30 AM; the first six days include evening sessions. The workshop ends at approximately 4:30 PM on the last day.

Place: Manresa Retreat Center, 2325 Liverpool Rd., Pickering (east of Toronto), Ontario, Canada L1X 1V4.

Description of Workshop Content & Format: The Training Institute developed this workshop to equip people with the special combination of worldviews, preparation and support they will need in order to survive with high moral ideals, with integrity intact and hopefully also with some effectiveness in human services.

Some of the assumptions underlying the content of the workshop are:

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, and to point participants toward further study and 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 and 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 and 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 $685.00 Canadian funds per person (or US equivalent).

This fee does not include rooms or meals. Fee reductions are available. For further information, please contact Susan Thomas at 315.473.2978.

Accommodation Options

1 Fee for 7 nights accommodation with 3 meals per day $525.00 CDN

2 Fee for meals only (3 meals for 7 days) $350.00 CDN

3 Fee for dinners only   $20.00 CDN (per dinner)

Each room contains a single bed, desk and chair, and sink and toilet. There is a common shower area. Participants can arrive June 22, and must check out of their rooms the last day of the workshop, June 29.

Meals will be provided in the retreat center dining room.


Total Cost of Tuition Plus Room and Board is $1210.00 CDN for the entire workshop. This includes the workshop fee, staying overnight and all meals for 7 days.


For Further Information, contact either Susan Thomas at 315.473.2978; or the Registrar (see below).


Registrar To register, or for local (Pickering) information, contact: Durham Association for Family Respite Services – Patty Weatherall at (905) 436-2500 ext. 2304 or email:


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  1. Written by Juliette McAleer
    on October 9, 2011 at 5:06 am
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    Oh how I wish I could come to this!

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