Date(s) - June 5, 2016 - June 11, 2016
Ambrose University, Calgary
The Alberta Safeguards Foundation, Inclusion Alberta,
& The Syracuse University Training Institute for Human Service Planning, Leadership and Change Agentry are 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 5 through Saturday, June 11, 2016
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.
150 Ambrose Circle S.W., Calgary, AB T3H 0L5.
Details & directions will be provided with confirmation of registration.
People interested in attending are strongly urged to register early; If there are not enough registrants by February 15, 2016, the workshop will be cancelled.
Workshop content and 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 such a world & human services.
Some of the assumptions underlying the content of the workshop are: there are powerful dynamics of disfunctionality in the world; these dynamics endlessly express themselves in derivative disfunctionalities in society, as well as 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 become 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 & act 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 several of the topics.
The format of the workshop is physically & intellectually demanding. It is conducted in lecture-style, with a series of presentations given in a logical sequence of topics, some of which are quite lengthy. Following each presentation there is ample opportunity for participant comment & general discussion. Some opportunities for private reflection on the material & for informal discussion are provided at the end of each of the first six days to assist participants to deal with the challenging nature of much of the material. Further information on format will be sent with confirmation of registration.
Tuition fee is $1,000.00 per person, which includes meals. This fee does not include overnight accommodations (please see below).
Accommodation fee for 7 nights at the university is $270 for double occupancy or $385 for single occupancy. Each room contains 2 single beds, & 2 desks with chairs. There is one shared bathroom for 2 sleeping rooms.
Participants may arrive June 4 & must check out of their rooms on the last day of the workshop (June 11). If participants require a room on the last day of the workshop they will be billed an additional fee.
Total cost of tuition, meals and overnight accommodation is $1,270.00 for shared accommodation and $1,385.00 for single accommodation. The commuter rate (no overnight accommodation) is $1,000 for tuition and meals for the entire workshop.
There is a possibility of some subsidy for workshop fees. To inquire contact:
Carla Hamarsnes (contact information below).
Payment can be made by cheque or credit card. Cheques should be made out to Alberta Safeguards Foundation.
Credit card payments will be processed through Inclusion Alberta.
To register, please send your name, address, phone, email address, and either a cheque or credit card number to: Alberta Safeguards Foundation,
2723–16 Ave SW, Calgary, AB. Canada T3C 1A3.
Phone in registration (Carla Hamarsnes)
Email information to
*Please make note if you are registering for shared or single accommodation.
*Please inform us of any dietary restrictions.