Mon, Jul 22|
Worcester State University
How to Function With Personal Moral Coherency in a World That is Disfunctional,* Including Its Human Services
The workshop rigorously examines and analyzes some of the most important moral issues facing us as human beings and members of a society, with special reference to human services.
Time & Location
Jul 22, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – Jul 28, 2024, 5:00 p.m.
Worcester State University, 486 Chandler St, Worcester, MA 01602, USA
About the Event
The late Professor Wolf Wolfensberger (1934-2011) founded and directed the Training Institute for Human Service Planning, Leadership, and Change Agentry at Syracuse University. He devoted his career to improving the lives of people who are devalued in society, especially those with mental impairments, and taught about the most serious and important topics in serving others, including deep moral issues.
This Summer Institute is intended to keep alive his teaching on these issues. This seven-day workshop, originally developed by Dr. Wolfensberger, will be taught by several of his long-time associates who have studied and collaborated for many years under his direction.
The workshop rigorously examines and analyzes some of the most important moral issues facing us as human beings and members of a society, with special reference to human services. The workshop explains why it is so difficult to accomplish lasting good in the world, including in human services, and indeed why so many things in human services go wrong for both the people served and those serving. The workshop equips participants to function as committed moral actors who can survive and even thrive with high moral ideals, with their integrity intact, with some degree of effectiveness, and without losing hope in the midst of disfunctionality. While the workshop gives special emphasis to human services, it also looks much more broadly at developments in society and indeed the world because these are the context in which human services operate.
* Yes! We spell it that way... Come to the workshop and find out why!