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Building a bridge to citizenship and the good things of life – An Introduction to Social Role Valorisation

September 6 @ 9:30 am - September 12 @ 1:00 pm

September 06th/7th/8th – 9.30 am until 1.30 pm
September 11th/12th – 10 am until 1 pm

 Cost: Free for members with a €100 refundable deposit returned when completed 80%
of the course. Please fill out this Application form closing date is the 28th July 2023.

Social Care Ireland are delighted to be back working on this project with Charlotte Knight; Supported Self-Directed Living (SSDL) Trainer and Consultant and Pamela Mansell (SSDL) Trainer, Executive Coach and Consultant. Last year we ran a taster workshop and this five day workshop which was highly successful and sold out. These series of session will delve a little deeper into the concept of social devaluation, wounding, power of roles and the potential to bring about positive change. This series is suitable for any social care practitioner who has no prior knowledge of Social Role Valorisation (SRV) and would like to find out more.

The aim of these sessions is to focus on the power of valued social roles, and to encourage and inspire, offering capacity based perspectives and leaving participants hungry to know more! Powerful ideas that challenge perceptions of people with disabilities and offer practical strategies for real inclusion. These workshop offer a practical introduction to the principles of Social Role Valorization. Through a combination of multimedia presentation and small group discussion, participants will learn about the phenomenon of social devaluation. Social Role Valorization is a comprehensive theory which provides insights as to why certain groups of people become devalued in society, the life experiences that are common as a result, valued social roles as a powerful response in combatting these, and key ideas which can guide us in pursuing valued social roles for the people we support.
Many participants experience the learning within this event as the most helpful, inspiring, and clarifying body of
knowledge they have been exposed to in their professional development, enabling them to focus on being of service to others in ways that matter. The workshop includes multi-media presentation, small and large group reflection and discussion, and resource materials.

Presenters Biography

Senior Leadership Change Maker Series;  FEEDBACK FROM KEY SENIOR LEADERS

“ The Series has challenged me to evaluate my paradigms around roles…my own role and those I work with etc. I would have had a high value on “ activation” and “ a full week of activities”. All of which are fabulous from an audit and paper exercise perspective. I thought I was being person centred when in fact, the reality is that I was organisation centred and data centred. This series is something that needs to be a WAY OF BEING as opposed to a
course completed.”

“I believe that regardless of how evolved we think we are, we always have something new to learn…and to teach. At a senior level it can be very much a process of “ doing” and we rarely have time for reflection or to question our paradigms. This was a wonderful chance to learn, challenge self and others, hear and experience difficult questions about our practice”

“ Great investment. It created the time and space to reflect on my leadership style and plan. I am left with an amazing optimism, energy and framework to share with teams in a variety of service area’s”

“I feel this has to be an organisational approach and as a leader I need to understand and embed the learning into everyday work practices if I am to expect staff to”


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Charlotte Burke