2016 Pre-Convention Workshop # 4 - The Heart of Belonging: Creating a Sense of Community Where It Matters

Jun 8, 2016 01:30PM to Jun 8, 2016 04:30PM
Victoria Conference Centre and the Fairmont Empress Hotel

Presented by: Collin Van Uchelen
Sponsored by: CPA Sections on Community Psychology and Environmental Psychology
Continuing Education Credits: 3
Cost: CPA Members: $45.00 + GST
CPA Student Affiliates: $30.00 + GST
Non-Members: $45.00 + GST
Student Non-Affiliates: $30.00 + GST
Duration: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Workshop Description:

This workshop focuses on the psychological sense of community we have with others in our lives. It is about the connections we have within the communities to which we belong. In this 3-hour interactive workshop, participants will learn how to create and sustain a sense of community together.

The main concepts are examined with respect to both individual and collective levels of analysis. Various approaches are used to address the material, including individual exercises, partner interactions, small group activities, discussions, and presentations by the facilitator. The workshop is focused, fun, and engaging, and it will be especially helpful to those who would like to learn more about the psychological sense of community and how to enhance it in settings where it matters (e.g., small group, workplace, neighbourhood, community organizations, etc.). The concepts are readily applicable to our lives and to the lives of those with whom we work. .