International & Experiential
"Learning from Action"
Workshop for Community Workers & Mental Heath Service
DECISION MAKING AND ACCOUNTABILITY
From 25 to 27 October 2013
in Maccagno (Va) at Casa Emmaus
LEARNING FROM ACTION
The initial idea of realising these Workshops was born in the early 2000s,by a joint effort and me- eting between Robert D. Hinshelwood and Enrico Pedriali, whom unfortunately passed away in July
2009. Currently the Workshop(precisely the LLE) is suggested in the Manual Standard Services
Quality created by Community of Communities.
The Workshop "Learning from Action", is an application of Group Relations Conference (www.ilno- dogroup.it) intended to help staff / careers to explore and study the value of the daily activities as a form of communication.
This is a learning module that offers participants an opportunity a learning opportunity, directly through a short period of cohabitation in a community-style setting. The Workshop is designed and structured to develop the basic skills of those working in residential or semi-residential communities and Mental Health Services in different roles such as care worker, nurses, oss, asa, administrators, managers, consultants, psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, neuropsychiatrists, social workers etc etc....
The aim of this particular environment is to allow a better understanding of the manifested and hidden interpersonal, intergroup, organizational and the institutional factors, which intervene in the decision making processes.
Each participant-resident will be put in a position to explore itâ€™s own way to work within and for the group, the group operating system paying particularly attention to the non-verbal and unconscious communication and to the decision making and accountability processes in regards to daily life events and relationships with the others.
Participants and staff will establish jointly a TEMPORARY LEARNING COMMUNITY â€˜ The purpose of this event is to explore the dimensions and connections between Action, Thinking and Learning in a way that, the experience acquired could then be used in their work places and transferred in their working practices.
The workshop will try to bring out from the experience directly lived, the elements involved in decisions making, through reflection on the democratic practices that characterise the life of an institution. There will not be theoretical lectures but it will be given the opportunity to fully immerse in an experience of community and to learn from it thanks to the help of the entire group of partici- pants, staff members and the structure of the Workshop.You will have the opportunity to experience in person the different moments of the communityâ€™s life by addressing issues relating to the mana- gement of your three-day stay: organising the daily life, living together and sharing the experience with others, opportunity for individual and group reflective spaces. The focus in this Workshop will be placed on the decision-making and accountability ability.
Attendance is required for the entire period of the residential workshop. It is advisable and particularly useful to repeat the Workshop.
The Hospitality for the workshop offers rooms with 2 to 3 beds . Each participant will be accounta- ble for the care of their allocated spaces.
Groups will be arranged in order to complete practical tasks, not simulated, to meet basic needs: food preparation, management and cleaning of common areas, organisation of leisure time, and any other activities determined during the Workshop. Like in every community and institution, some aspects of coexistence and shared experience will arise: take / delegate responsibility, work for others, make decisions, confront the authority and leadership, deal with interpersonal relationships and group dynamics and so on. To achieve these goals, the Workshop "Learning from Action" pro- vides a series of group - meetings:
- FIRST PLENARY MEETING: The aim is to start to shape the Workshop and to provide the op- portunity to the staff and participants to get to know each other. This meeting is the "gateway" into the Learning Community which allows to explore what crossing this boundary implies, both in practical and emotional terms.
- DECISIONAL MEETINGS: They will be used to plan activities and set up groups that will carry them out. The purpose of these meetings will be to highlight the level compliance to the tasks, allowing participants to learn group decision making processes and to experience different roles and authority within the group to exercise them.
- Groups ACTIVITIES: Are aimed to offer members the opportunity to reflect on and learn from the methods and difficulties of working together as a team, and establishing working rela- tionships, when confronted with the practical and significant tasks required to support the life of the Community.
- COMMUNITY MEETING: Like in all communities, this meeting is "the place" where the sense of belonging is expressed, and shaped through the "here and now" concept the of Learning Community.
- REFLECTIVE MEETINGS: Those particular meetings will aim to explore the tensions that arise at work, in the leisure activities and in the relationships between groups. Inevitably, the pursuit of those activities and the participation of the various situations within the Workshop, will require a great deal of commitment and the formation of relationships with various people, which can cause stress and tension at very personal and group level.
- APPLICATION GROUPS: Will allow residents in small groups to examine the learning developed during the Workshop and the ability to apply it to their own working practice
- CLOSING PLENARY MEETING: Will represent the "exit door" from the workshop and will con- sider the process of separation.
- EMERGENCY MEETING: (if required) is used to reflect and discuss possible rule violations or dangerous accidents.
SCHEDULE WORKSHOP 26-28 OTTOBRE 2012
FRIDAY 25TH OCTOBER 2013
Ore 10,00 - 11,45: Accoglimento dei partecipanti / Partecipants welcome
Ore 12,00 - 13,00: Riunione Plenaria Iniziale / First plenary
Ore 13,00 - 14,00: Pranzo leggero / Light Lunch
Ore 14,00 - 15,30: Riunione Decisionale / Decision making event
Ore 15,30 - 17,00: Gruppi decisionali / Decisional groups
Ore 17,00 - 19,00: AttivitÃ 1 / 1 Activities
Ore 19,00 - 20,00: Riunione di comunitÃ riflessiva / Community reflextion meeting
Ore 20,00 - 21,30: Cena / Dinner
Ore 21,30: Tempo libero comunitario / Community free time
SATURDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2013
Ore 08,00 - 09,00: Colazione / Breakfast
Ore 09,00 - 10,00: Riunione di ComunitÃ / Community organizational meeting
Ore 10,00 - 10,30: Gruppi Decisionali / Decisions Groups
Ore 10,30 - 12,30: 2 AttivitÃ / Activities 2
Ore 12,30 - 14,00: Pranzo / Lunch
Ore 14,15 - 14,45: Gruppi Decisionali / Decisions Groups
Ore 15,00 - 16,15: 1 Gruppi Applicativi / 1 Application Groups
Ore 16,15 - 16,40: Break
Ore 16,40 - 17,40: Riunione di comunitÃ riflessiva / Community reflextion meeting
Ore 17,40 - 19,30: 3 AttivitÃ / Activities 3
Ore 19,30 - 21,15: Cena / Dinner
Ore 21,15: Tempo libero comunitario / Community free time
SUNDAY 27TH OCTOBER 2013
Ore 07,00 - 08,00: Colazione / Breakfast
Ore 08,00 - 09,00: Riunione di ComunitÃ organizzativa / Community organizational meeting
Ore 09,00 - 09,30: Gruppi Decisionali / Decisions Groups
Ore 09,40 - 10,45: 2GA / 2 AG
Ore 10,50 - 12,00: AttivitÃ / Activitities 4
Ore 12,00 - 13,00: Pranzo / Light Lunch
Ore 13,00 - 13,30: Lavaggio piatti & Pulizie conclusive comunitarie / Washing up & cleaning
Ore 13,30 - 14,10: 3 AG / 3 GA
Ore 14,10 - 15,15: Riunione Plenaria Conclusiva / Last plenary
Ore 15,15 - 15,30 Commiato / Leave-taking
Changes to the program are decided by management and shared with the participants both before and during the Wor- kshop. It is not advisable this WorkShop for whom is going through emotial stress.
WORK SHOP STAFF
Workshop Director - Luca Mingarelli
Psychologist, Specialist in psychiatric rehabilitation, creator and director of Therapeutic Communi- ties for adolescents, President of the Foundation Rosa DEI Venti , member of the CD Nodo Group and Mito & Realta, OPUS member, staff member GRC ALI from 2009 to currunt. Founding member of the International Network Democratic Therapeutic Communities(INDTC). He wrote the book: Ado- lescenti Difficili, autobiography of a Therapeutic Community.
Associate Director - Giada Boldetti
Psychiatrist coordinates 4 structures (Therapeutic Communities and Groups apartment) treatment plans in residential therapeutic rehabilitation. Staff Member of ALI 2010-11-13.
Logistic-Planning Administrator - Simona Masnata
Professional Educator, social cooperatives administrator, managerial organizational consultant, was formed professionaly at Group Relations and the study of organisations with Node Group and the CESMA, Coach ICF, board member of the Node Group.
Consultants for Learning Processes
Nursing Consultant of Psychosocial Service,Cassel Hospital in London. Staff member LfA from its earliest editions, has contributed to their initial implementation.
General Manager of the UK Mulberry Bush. Internationally renowned expert in TC for minors. Publi- shed reports in journals and books in the field. Member and OPUS International Journal Therapeutic Communities; Tavistock organisations and training consultant , has the passion for painting.
Clinical Neuropsychologist, Head TC â€˜Calimero Group "Villa Angela (CT) - Head office of Catania
Laboratory of Group Analysis -
Representative of Sicilia Associazione Italiana Residenze/Risorse per la Salute Mentale - Co-founder of Democratic Therapeutic Internatonal NetworkCommunities â€“ INDTC
Interpreter - Franco Dorinzi
Live in Uk since 20001. Complited a Diploma in Health and Social Care. Working with the Mulberry Bush School. Currently studying a foundation degree at West England University in Therapeutic Care Work.
Scientific Advisor (not present at the workshop) - Robert Hinselwood
Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst, former Director of the Cassel Hospital in London. Member of the British Psychoanalytic Society, Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Professor at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex, UK.
The International Workshop Residential will begin at 12 am on Friday the 25th October
and will finish on Sunday the 27th October at 15:30 pm. We recommend to arrive on time for the reception, check in and rooms allocation on Friday between 10 am and 11:30 am.
The fee is â‚¬ 590.00 + VAT for registrations before 12 September and â‚¬ 750.00 + VAT for
registrations after this date. Bursery available for reductions up to a maximum of 80 euro, to be requested within 7 September.
Discounts: Node Group members 10% for foreigners and for organizations in partnership 5%.
HOW TO REACH THE LOCATION OF THE WORKSHOP
Linea: Milano Centrale / Porta Garibaldi - Gallarate - Maccagno
Linea: Milano Centrale / Milano Porta Garibaldi - Malpensa - Maccagno
Treni Regionali Tilo, Linea S30: Malpensa - Luino - Maccagno
Change to Milano Centrale or Porta Garibaldi or Rho Fiera and take the train to Gallarate-Maccagno. Once reached Maccagno train station, exit onto the main road and keep right, pass the supermar- ket, turn right again and go under the railway, continue along the road for 100 meters, then take on the left Al Giona street and follow the signs for La Casa Emmaus.
Take the A8 motorway " Dei Laghi" in the direction Varese then V exit in Varese city, go through the center and take the "Valganna". Once in Ghirla follow the signs for Cunardo / Luino. Cross Luino and after 8 km you reach Macagno (cross the bridge and take the road on the left to get to the supermaket parking store. Then follow directions as above
take the A26 in the direction of Sesto Calende, exit at Sesto and go up onto the road that foolows the Lake coast, go through Luino and after 8 km you reach Maccagno
From Switzerland / Como:
take the Como-Lugano Nord exit and follow the signs for Lugano Ponte Tresa, when near the bou- rder, keep the right andcontinue on the Swiss side in the direction Fornasette. Go through the Swiss border and get onto the Italian side of Fornasette. Follow the main road that will gradually drop until it reaches the level of the lake,near the "La Rotona degli Ulivi" in Luino. At the roundabout take the first left towards Maccagno
For those who choose to exit at Bellinzona, follow the signs to Locarno / Malcantone, at some point there will be a big roundabout, at this point pay attention to the signs and take the direction Lago Maggiore / Customs Dirinella. After the customs continue onto the road till you reach Maccagno
For those arriving at Malpensa:
take the train Malpensa Airport to Maccagno (duration 1.33)
For those arriving at Linate there are two possibilities: take the bus to Milan Central Station and from there the train to Maccagno
take the transfer to Malpensa and then the train to Maccagno
The agency Mosaic is available for solutions to specific problems
Maccagno is located on the coast of Lake Mag-
giore and is divided into two sites, Upper and
Surrounded by gardens and private parking, is
adjacent to the lake shore and the Museums of Parisi-Valle. It is placed in a quiet residential area and in a natural context. The structure consists of
7 independent apartments and a central core for community use, which includes: the conference room, large dining room, the kitchen, the dining room for recreation.
USEFUL LINKS http://www.comune.maccagno.va.it http://www.fondazioneemmausdinocusin.org
Lower, a distinction necessitated by the position of the two villages on the wide estuary of Giona river whose course separates them: the one, on the north side of the river, almost clinging to the slopes of the Valley Veddasca which has always been the natural outlet; the other, to the south, unfolds around a crown shaped bay sheltered from the winds, creatingalmost a natural harbor.
Casa Emmaus: Via al Giona, 2
21010 Maccagno (VA) - Tel. 0332.560582
After it operated a few years as a consortium, IL NODO Group has decided to privilege its original
mission as a scientifically oriented multi-professional centre as an association of professionals with interdisciplinary and cross-sector competences in the health and social care fields, the busi- ness world, education, social cooperation and civil services. The Associazione IL NODO Group collaborates in the scientific direction and in the organization of the residential Group Relations Conference "Authority, Leadership and Innovation" (ALI) that takes place every year since 1998.
OPUS - www.opus.org.uk
Fondazione Rosa dei venti onlus - www.rosadeiventi.org TCTC (ex ATC) - www.therapeuticcommunities.org Mulberry Bush Organization - www.mulberrybush.org.uk Mito & RealtÃ - www.mitoerealta.org
Laboratorio di Gruppoanalisi - www.laboratoriogruppoanalisi.com
INDTC - www.indtc.org
CNCA - www.cnca.it
FOR MORE INFORMATIONS
Agenzia Mosaico - Via San Secondo, 31 - 10128 Torino (Italia)
Tel. +39 011 5681238 / +39 011 5684423 - Fax + 39 011 505421 e-mail:
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The registration form is downloadable from the site www.ilnodogroup.it