ExpiredIntentional Peer Support – 5 Day Core Training – with Steven Morgan, Carol Jacques & Fiona Denton

  • Mon Nov 13 2017 - Fri Nov 17 2017   9:00 am - 5:00 pm

image003Intentional Peer Support is a powerful framework for thinking about and creating transformative relationships. Practitioners learn to use relationships to see things from new angles, develop greater awareness of personal and relational patterns, and support and challenge each other in trying new things. IPS is used across the world in community, peer support, and human services settings. The organisation evolved from a history of grassroots alternatives with a focus on cultivating relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power.

About the IPS Core Training

This Core Training is a 5-day introduction to the IPS framework and is designed to have you practicing right away. In a highly interactive environment, participants learn the tasks and principles of IPS, examine assumptions about who they are, and explore ways to create mutual relationships in which power is negotiated, co-learning is possible, and support goes beyond traditional notions of “service.” IPS is all about opening up new ways of seeing, thinking, and doing, and here we examine how to make this possible. The Core Training is for anyone interested in peer support and has been widely used as a foundation training for peers working in both traditional and alternative human services settings. You can learn more here. Specific topics covered include:

  • The Four Tasks: Connection, Worldview, Mutuality, Moving Towards
  • The Three Principles: From Helping to Learning, Individual to Relationship, Fear to Hope
  • Looking at language and story
  • Listening differently and with intention
  • Understanding trauma worldview and re-enactment
  • Rethinking old roles and ways of relating
  • Working towards shared responsibility in relationships
  • Examining power and privilege
  • Negotiating boundaries and limits
  • Navigating challenging scenarios
  • Understanding crisis as an opportunity
  • Using co-reflection to sustain values
  • Creating social change

The early bird rate for this core training is £600, and is in place until 5 October. The standard rate is £700. You are advised to book early in order to guarantee a seat.

Scholarships Available

Intentional Peer Support is committed to making its trainings financially accessible. If you would like to attend the London Core Training and need financial assistance, please complete a short application by clicking here.

Additional Information

Refreshments will be provided on arrival and during the course of the day (tea, fresh coffee, mineral water, fruit and snacks).

Trainer Biography
Steven Morgan, Operations Manager, Intentional Peer Support

image005Steven Morgan has worked in peer support for the past decade. He was originally trained in the U.S. as a Georgia Certified Peer Specialist and worked in traditional service agencies, where he became intimately familiar with the difficulties of practicing peer support within a medical model. This led to an interest in developing alternative supports, so in Vermont he helped create a peer-run respite, was Executive Director for four years of a peer-run agency called Another Way, and finally became project developer for Soteria-Vermont. Steven has provided many trainings in systems change at both a local and national level, and has served on several Boards of Directors for peer support organizations.

In 2013, he joined Intentional Peer Support as Operations Manager with a passion for creating instruments of social change, a love of organizational development, and a belief in the transformative power of community. On full moons, he enjoys writing, playing music, woodworking, and taking long long walks.


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Cancellation policy

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