HAVE YOU BOOKED YET? DATE: Saturday, October 5th. VENUE: Osprey Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare. COST: €90 for the day for non-members, €81 for members with a special rate of €50 for students. That includes coffees and lunch. THEME: “Involvement and Connection with Choice Theory” EVERYBODY WELCOME! PAY ONLINE HERE! CONFERENCE PROGRAMME SUMMARY 8.45 Registration and Coffee 9.30 KEYNOTE: Choice Theory Psychology and The Politics of Choice. Presenter: Brian Lennon: 11.00 Coffee 11.30 Workshop Session 1 Workshop A: Our Choice Theory Journeys Presenter: Grahame O’Connor Workshop B: Parenting with Choice Theory: Doreen Maher and Tracey Fox 1.00 Lunch 2.15 KEYNOTE: How it all started: Memories of Dr Glasser in Ireland. Presenters: Arthur Dunne, Eileen Hearne, Brian Lennon, Ken Lyons, Jimmie Woods. 3.15 Coffee 3.45 Workshop Session 2 Workshop A: Creating the Quality Primary School: Engaging children, parents and teachers. Presenter: Sarah Workshop B: Learning to Love the Chart: Presenter: Arthur Dunne 5.15. Annual General Meeting (WGII Members only) CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL PROGRAMME DETAILS
Photos thanks to Norah Finn
WGII CONFERENCE 2018! SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER Venue: Osprey Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare. A day of wonderful presentations and great enthusiasm. If you missed it then decide now to be at next year’s exciting event!
A very succesful international conference has just concluded in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia. Over 300 delegates attended with over 80 of these from countries outside of Colombia. From Ireland we had Gisela Oates, Patrick Coughlan and Brian Lennon. In addition Dr. Terry Lynch was one of the keynote speakers and made a great impression with his very clear exposition of the abuse of psychiatric medication. The photograph shows the European group in Bogotá with delegates from Croatia, Spain and Ireland. Keynotes and workshops continued from Thursday to Saturday. As usual, there was a wide range of topics covering all the applications of Choice Theory psychology. A significant number of the presenters were from Colombia itself, a clear measure of the success of the local member organisation, Fundación Eligir. In this conference they presented a wonderful showcase of Choice Theory and of Colombia itself, a country that is rapidly moving towards greater peace and stability.
Click on the photo to start slide-show! There was a special buzz about the Annual Conference in Naas on Saturday 7th October last. Participants were very aware that the last few years had been especially difficult but that WGII was now moving into a new era of optimism. New structures and new approaches will be needed and WGII appeals to all its members to join forces in this task. A recent refresher workshop in Dublin had shown the level of enthusiasm that is out there. The conference programme speaks for itself (see below) and will give all a good idea of what was a very productive day. Full credit to Arthur Dunne and his team for putting together this event on behalf of all our members and trainees.