St. Margaret’s to host inaugural Summer College in June 2015 - The Good Life

(12 May 2015)
St. Margaret’s Service, Summer College 2015 – The Good Life

St. Margaret’s Service is a capacity based, not for profit organisation that supports people with intellectual disabilities. For a number of years St Margaret’s service has been establishing itself as specialists in supported self-directed living. To do so the organisation has undergone a transformational change with the premise that all people are the determiners of their own lives and that our community is at a loss without all our citizens.

At this stage of our journey we are honoured to host our inaugural Summer College reflecting what we have learnt and continue to learn through our Good Life Program and the national decongregation policy in our shared journey with people who choose to use the service.

We have gathered some of the leading educators, mentors and experts in this hemisphere who are best suited to guide us in our learning on the most crucial areas in the support of people who are at risk of being devalued and are therefore vulnerable.

Topics included in the College Program are social role valorisation, choice, relationships, meaningful day, supporting behaviour to communicate, supported employment, systematic learning, inclusive lifestyles, partnership of family and service workers, all to the benefit of what we all want and deserve….a Good Life.

And so we are delighted to offer you an opportunity to be part of something phenomenal – not only a road map to person centeredness but the vehicle, the fuel and quite a few driving lessons to get you where you need to be.

The programs are facilitated over five weeks: four this summer from June – August and the fifth in October 2015.

  • Week One – Monday 22nd June to Thursday 25th June: The Foundations of a Good Life 
  • Week Two – Monday 29th June to Thursday 2nd July: The Practicalities of a Good Life
  • Week Three – Monday 6th July to Thursday 9th July: The Good Life
  • Week Four – Tuesday 25th to Friday 28th August: Celebration of a Good Life
  • Week Five – Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th October: A Good Life in Action

We invite like-minded people to join us in this learning and personal development opportunity: those who attended the Immersion Transformation Program 2013, those who use services, those who love someone who uses services, those who work for services, those who educate, manage and direct services and policy, those who believe that the secret of life is to make it good.  To make this available for all we are delighted to announce that full and partial scholarship and accommodation is available for a limited number of places.


Weeks, 1, 2 and 3: On campus at UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4.

Weeks 4 and 5: On campus at St. Margaret’s Centre, Brookvale Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4 and including off site tours.

To download the full programme please click here. 



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