February 10, 2020
The Power of Roles: A One Day Overview of Social Role Valorization
Venue: Sarovar Portico Outer Ring Road
No. 39/5, Doddanekkundi, Bengaluru
Time: 9:30 am–5:30 pm
Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Collaborating Partners: Pragati Center, Bubbles Center for Autism, Diya Foundation, Seva-in-Action, Amogh Trust, Baldwin Opportunity School, Shristi Special School, Nithya Saadhana Vocational Training Center, and Asha Kiran Special Needs School, RIST, The Hans Foundation

Social Role Valorization, or SRV, is a set of ideas which can contribute towards people with disability and other vulnerabilities to live full, rich, meaningful and included lives. This body of knowledge has begun to be systematically taught across India and its premises are moving the conversation and action around social, educational, vocational and physical inclusion to a new level.

This very brief overview is intended to provide a basic overview of the major principles behind SRV theory, enough to give insight into some of the ways we might engage alongside people with disability to assist them to have fuller, richer, more included lives.

This brief overview is a pre-requisite course which is required prior to attending the workshop entitled "Tools for Inclusive Practice." Both of these workshops are built on the concept of SRV. An expert teaching team, supplemented by emerging leaders in SRV will engage and involve participants, as well as follow up with future ways to deepen knowledge, study the ideas, and put them to good use in the lives of people.

Faculty: This workshop will be led by Elizabeth Neuville and Geeta Mondol, with support from other emerging SRV leaders.

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February 11–12, 2020
Creating Home: Foundations for High Quality Residential Support for Vulnerable People
Location: Bangalore, Karnataka
Venue: Sarovar Portico Outer Ring Road
No. 39/5, Doddanekkundi
Registration: 9:30 am
Time: 10:00 am–5:00 pm each day
Collaborating Partners: Pragati Center, Bubbles Center for Autism, Diya Foundation, Seva-in-Action, Amogh Trust, Baldwin Opportunity School, Shristi Special School, Nithya Saadhana Vocational Training Center, and Asha Kiran Special Needs School, RIST, The Hans Foundation

Creating true home for vulnerable people, especially people with intellectual and psychosocial disability, is a challenge facing families, government, organizations, and advocates. The lessons learned from western service models of group homes and institutional care yield both lessons and cautions in what we are creating here in India.

This two-day workshop examines some of the major themes in crafting home for vulnerable people. Building on some of the concepts taught and learned in Social Role Valorization (SRV), we'll cover using the culturally valued analogue as a starting point for service design, methods to individualize support, the art of creating home, and practical analysis of the impact of the physical environment, location, size, and groupings of residential services. We'll touch on the art of home-building, and issues of autonomy, rights management, and control.

This workshop, with a mix of presentation and practical design work, is intended for professionals, family members, leaders, and emerging leaders who are currently operating residential services for people with disabilities, and wish to examine ways to improve them. It is also intended for those wishing to establish such services.

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February 18, 2020
The Power of Valued Roles: A One-Day Practical Orientation to Social Role Valorization (Hindi)
Location: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Venue: Firtune Park BBD Lucknow
Registration: 9:00 am–9:30 am
Program Time: 9:30 am–5:30 pm
Collaborating Partners: Pyssum, Rural India Supporting Trust, The Hans Foundation

Social Role Valorization, or SRV, is a set of ideas which can contribute toward people with disability and other vulnerabilities to live full, rich, meaningful and included lives. This body of knowledge has begun to be systematically taught across India and its premises are moving the conversation and action around social, educational, vocational, and physical inclusion to a new level.

Join us for this one day brief introduction to several main components that will spark your interest and give you a starting place for designing more inclusive services, using more inclusive practices, and helping vulnerable people and their families to experience fuller, richer lives. The concepts of social devaluation will be brought to life in a compelling way through presentation and small group work, followed by an exploration of the potential and possibilities of valued social roles as a natural pathway to the good things of Indian life. An expert teaching team, supplemented by emerging Indian leaders in SRV, will engage and involve participants, as well as follow up with future ways to deepen knowledge, study the ideas, and put them to good use in the lives of people.

Faculty: This workshop will be led by Geeta Mondol, with support from other emerging SRV leaders.

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Feb 19, 2020
Toward Full Lives: A Half-Day Overview of Social Role Valorization
Venue: University of Lucknow
Time: 1:30 pm–5:00 pm
Location: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Collaborating Partners: Pyssum, Rural India Supporting Trust, The Hans Foundation

Social Role Valorization, or SRV, is a set of ideas which can contribute toward people with disability and other vulnerabilities to live full, rich, meaningful, and included lives. This body of knowledge has begun to be systematically taught across India and its premises are moving the conversation and action around social, educational, vocational, and physical inclusion to a new level. This special presentation is for multi-disciplinary faculty from various departments at University.

This very brief overview is intended to provide a basic overview of the major principles behind SRV theory, enough to give insight into some of the ways we might engage alongside people with disability to assist them to have fuller, richer, more included lives.

Faculty: This workshop will be led by Elizabeth "Betsy" Neuville.
February 28–29, 2020
Gathering the Wisdom: Building Inclusive Schools in Goa
Location: Goa, India
Venue: atNanutel Margao, Padre Miranda Road, Margao, Goa
Registration: 9:00 am–9:30 am
Time: 9:30 am–5:30 pm each day
Collaborating Partners: Sangath, Rural India Supporting Trust, The Hans Foundation
Contact: Registration is invitational through our partners.

Four schools in Goa have made a commitment to moving towards more inclusive practices, toward a vision where all students, including those with disabilities, will be fully included and fully welcomed within their school communities. At the outset, each of these schools put their vision to paper, creating a PATH to guide their journey toward inclusion. Four months later, the schools will gather all together to share and celebrate accomplishments, name and tackle roadblocks, and pool their experience. This work will provide valuable fortitude, direction, and joy in the work to follow.

Although this is a closed event, these types of events can be organized and facilitated for other partners who share the mission and values of Keystone Institute India. Thomas and Betsy Neuville will facilitate this day of reflection and sharing.

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April 13–14, 2020
Tools for Inclusive Practice: Person Centered Planning
Registration: 9:00–9:30 am
Time: 9:30 am–5:30 pm each day
Collaborating Partners: Pragati Center, Bubbles Center for Autism, Diya Foundation, Seva-in-Action, Amogh Trust, Baldwin Opportunity School, Shristi Special School, Nithya Saadhana Vocational Training Center, and Asha Kiran Special Needs School, RIST, The Hans Foundation
Venue: Sarovar Portico Outer Ring Road
No. 39/5, Doddanekkundi, Bengaluru
Location: Bangalore, Karnataka

Join us for two days of learning, discovery, and design, as we explore visual and inclusive processes of envisioning the future, and design ways to move forward and create change. This course is intended to develop facilitator-level skills in using PATH and Personal Futures Planning, and several other methods. PATH is a planning process developed by Jack Pearpoint and John O'Brien to assist people, groups, or organizations to move toward a positive future. Personal Futures Planning uses a foundation of capacity-based planning to design positive and possible futures. PATH and PFP are used by people with disabilities and their allies who wish to explore a different life course, and by associations of people looking to establish a vision along with a strategy to move toward it. In a lively and participatory way, we'll work together to both experience and participate in several planning processes, using different inclusive methods.

Faculty: This workshop will be led by Elizabeth Neuville, Director of Keystone Institute India, with supporting faculty.

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April 2020
Signs of the Times: An SRV Study Group over Zoom
(Offered using video-conferencing technology)
First Session: April 14, 2020
OR
Second Session: April 17, 2020
OR
Third Session: April 21, 2020
Registration: Ms. Shalini Ekka sekka @ keystonehumanservices.org
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Collaborating Partners: RIST, The Hans Foundation
Venue: Online. Link will be shared to all registered participants.
Location: Offered nationally – India

SRV principles might help us unravel some of the many extraordinary changes we have seen around us in the past several hard weeks. All around us, people are living under new conditions that are shaking our assumptions, causing us to connect with others in different ways, and feel very real fears. In this SRV study group, we’ll spend time together sharing what we have “noticed” about people, society, and ourselves during the COVID 19 pandemic through the lens of SRV. This informal study group, intended for those who have attended the intensive SRV introductory course of 3 or 4 days, provides a way for us to stay connected, learn from each other, and support each other.

In order to participate, you will need a reasonably good internet connection. We will limit the number of participants to 15 for each session, and there are three sessions so you can pick the date that works best for you. The course will be taught in English.

Betsy will facilitate by providing some structure for our discussion, and we will look at this with a sense of adventure using the technology of Zoom.

Please contact Shalini Ekka as above for inquiries.

May 6, 2020
Foundations for Inclusive Practice: A Brief Overview of Social Role Valorization (offered using video-conferencing technology)
Registration: Ms. Shalini Ekka sekka @ keystonehumanservices.org
Time: 3 pm–6:30 pm
Collaborating Partners: RIST, The Hans Foundation
Venue: Online. Link will be shared to all registered participants
Location: Offered nationally – India

This live video-conference will cover the basics of Social Role Valorization (SRV), which is growing as a foundational idea set for leading edge practice across India. Geared toward family members, professionals, and community members who stand by, with, and for people with disabilities, this overview will cover the hard facts of social devaluation and the price that is paid by individual people and society, and offer strategies to assist people to move toward full, rich, and meaningful lives. Designed for people who have not had formal introduction to Social Role Valorization, you can expect to hear several excellent presentations, followed by some time for dialogue and discussion about how these ideas might be used for positive change.

This pilot course is invitational, and attendance is limited to 20 to maintain personal connections, and build relationships and understanding together. The course will be taught in English.

Faculty: This workshop will be led by Elizabeth "Betsy" Neuville and Geeta Mondol.

Please contact Shalini Ekka as above for inquiries.

May 8, 2020
Foundations for Inclusive Practice: A Brief Overview of Social Role Valorization (offered using video-conferencing technology)
Registration: Ms. Shalini Ekka sekka @ keystonehumanservices.org
Time: 3 pm–6:30 pm
Collaborating Partners: RIST, The Hans Foundation
Venue: Online. Link will be shared to all registered participants
Location: Offered nationally – India

This live video-conference will cover the basics of Social Role Valorization (SRV), which is growing as a foundational idea set for leading edge practice across India. Geared toward family members, professionals, and community members who stand by, with, and for people with disabilities, this overview will cover the hard facts of social devaluation and the price that is paid by individual people and society, and offer strategies to assist people to move toward full, rich, and meaningful lives. Designed for people who have not had formal introduction to Social Role Valorization, you can expect to hear several excellent presentations, followed by some time for dialogue and discussion about how these ideas might be used for positive change.

This pilot course is invitational, and attendance is limited to 20 to maintain personal connections, and build relationships and understanding together. The course will be taught in English.

Faculty: This workshop will be led by Elizabeth "Betsy" Neuville and Geeta Mondol.

Please contact Shalini Ekka as above for inquiries.

May 15, 2020
Establishment of All- India SRV Network- FIRST FORUM
(offered using video-conferencing technology)
Registration: Ms. Shalini Ekka sekka @ keystonehumanservices.org
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Collaborating Partners: RIST, The Hans Foundation
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82560866471
Location: Offered nationally – India

KII has been facilitating a number of SRV Study groups for SRV grads on-line, as well as a trial of actual short workshops. One of the promising ideas that came out of the study groups from was to harness the energy of the SRV leaders from across India to build an even stronger network. About 150 people across India have taken the intensive course. All SRV grads from India and Bangladesh are invited to meet together to discuss what this might look like, and opportunities that could come from it. Also you can expect to hear about the “state of the state” in SRV in India (and neighboring Bangladesh), as well as contribute to the design of this national network by sharing your interest areas and passions about putting SRV to work for change on all levels.

Faculty: This workshop will be led by Elizabeth "Betsy" Neuville, Mitu De, Neelam Sodhi, and Geeta Mondol and will support the team to organize the network, describe what they are thinking of, and invite you to engage in this endeavor.

Please contact Shalini Ekka as above for inquiries.

May 29, 2020
TIS People that Matter: An SRV- Focused Discussion on Friendship and Belonging (offered using video-conferencing technology)
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Collaborating Partners: RIST, The Hans Foundation
Register at: https://eneuville.wufoo.com/forms/tis-people-an-srv-study-group/
Location: Offered nationally – India

Humans are innately social beings. Social relationships and friendships give us a sense of connectedness and a sense of belonging – one of the good things in life that all humans thrive on. Such relationships develop organically for most of us from the time we are born and as we grow through the different life stages. But this, arguably, is not true for most people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

We share with you Raymond Lemay’s “Social Role Valorization insights into the social integration conundrum” and Jane Sherwin’s “The desire for friendship comes quickly, friendship does not: An exploration of valued roles & relationships” to read and reflect upon for our next study group that seeks to explore social integration within the SRV framework. Let us share our reflections and how SRV ideas intersect with our thoughts and experiences on fulfilling this universal human need in the lives of individuals with disabilities.

Faculty: This workshop will be led by Elizabeth "Betsy" Neuville and Leela Raj (with special guest, author Raymond Lemay)

Please contact Shalini Ekka at sekka @ keystonehumanservices.org for inquiries.

June 16, 2020
Foundations of Inclusive Practice: Supporting People to Have Relationships
Venue: Zoom Online Platform
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm IST
Collaborating Partners: All India SRV Network, Rural India Supporting Trust
Lead Faculty: Darcy T. Elks, Pennsylvania, United States
Language: English

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
Anais Nin

We know that friendships and relationships are critically important in all of our lives, and we also know that the valued roles that we hold often bring people into our lives. Even for people who hold a relatively valued status, friendships require intention, effort and time. Those who have strong friendships live longer, remain healthier, and have fuller lives.

Our understanding of Social Role Valorization has made it clear that vulnerable people, including people with disabilities, tend to have few freely-given relationships, and often experience profound rejection from others. In this workshop, Darcy Elks will help us understand a bit more about how we might work with great intention to assist people to develop strong and abiding relationships.

Pre-requisite: The workshop is a pilot only, open by invitation only to the AISRV Network and recommended persons who have attended SRV training in some form for preview.
Capacity: 30
Registration: Ms. Shalini Ekka sekka@keystonehumanservices.org
June 23, 2020
Foundations of Inclusive Practice: A Glimpse of SRV
Venue: Zoom Online Platform
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm IST
Collaborating Partners: All India SRV Network, Rural India Supporting Trust
Lead Faculty: Elizabeth Neuville and Geeta Mondol
Language: English

Across India, change leaders committed to better lives for people with developmental and psychosocial disability are talking about and learning about Social Role Valorization, a powerful set of ideas about how to assist people to have full, rich, meaningful lives. The global pandemic is causing us to interact differently, and Keystone Institute is adapting by providing our courses and events online, using the best platform we can find. This event is a pilot, and we need your help by attending it and providing us with feedback and suggestions.

Please join us as we introduce participants to the basics of Social Role Valorization. This overview event will present the idea of assisting people with disabilities and other devalued conditions to have positive social roles as a productive and helpful response to wounding life experiences. People wishing to understand the life experiences of people they support and the implications of those life experiences, and are committed to the work of making life better are encouraged to attend.

This foundational material is essential to those wishing to serve others in meaningful ways, and who are impassioned to make a difference in the lives of others. Many participants experience the learning within this event as the most helpful, inspiring, and clarifying body of knowledge they have been exposed to in their professional development, and it assists in long-term understanding and focus on being of service to others in ways that matter.

The workshop includes multi-media presentation, small and large group reflection and discussion, and resource materials. Participants should be prepared for significant presentations as well.

Pre-requisite: All registrants come through the recommendation of the All India SRV Network – please contact us if you are interested in attending.
Capacity: 30
Registration: Ms. Shalini Ekka sekka@keystonehumanservices.org
June 30, 2020
When Just OK Is Not Good Enough: An Exploration of the Conservatism Corollary in SRV
Venue: Zoom Online Platform
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm IST
Collaborating Partners: All India SRV Network, Rural India Supporting Trust
Lead Faculty: Elizabeth Neuville, Geeta Mondol, Dr. Nidhi Singhal
Language: English

Social Role Valorization as a framework introduces us to so many useful concepts. This workshop will focus on one such concept, known as the “Conservatism Corollary,” and how it helps us understand the need to prevent, reduce, and compensate for vulnerability. A big influencer in whether an option will deliver real benefits to a person depends on if it is powerful enough to compensate. In this workshop, we’ll talk about how we might “bend over backward” and see the greatest likelihood of positive change, as we struggle to weigh out the benefits and drawbacks of different approaches.

July 7, 2020
Foundations of Inclusive Practice: A Glimpse of SRV (Hindi)
Venue: Zoom Online Platform
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm IST
Collaborating Partners: All India SRV Network, Rural India Supporting Trust
Lead Faculty: Geeta Mondol and Leela Raj
Language: Hindi

Across India, change leaders committed to better lives for people with developmental and psychosocial disability are talking about and learning about Social Role Valorization, a powerful set of ideas about how to assist people to have full, rich, meaningful lives. The global pandemic is causing us to interact differently, and Keystone Institute is adapting by providing our courses and events on-line, using the best platform we can find. This event is a pilot, and we need your help by attending it and providing us with feedback and suggestions.

Please join us as we introduce participants to the basics of Social Role Valorization. This overview event will present the idea of assisting people with disabilities and other devalued conditions to have positive social roles as a productive and helpful response to wounding life experiences. People wishing to understand the life experiences of people they support and the implications of those life experiences, and are committed to the work of making life better are encouraged to attend.

This foundational material is essential to those wishing to serve others in meaningful ways, and who are impassioned to make a difference in the lives of others. Many participants experience the learning within this event as the most helpful, inspiring, and clarifying body of knowledge they have been exposed to in their professional development, and it assists in long-term understanding and focus on being of service to others in ways that matter.

The workshop includes multi-media presentation, small and large group reflection and discussion, and resource materials. Participants should be prepared for significant presentations as well.

Pre-requisite: All registrants come through the recommendation of the All India SRV Network – please contact us if you are interested in attending.
Capacity: 30
Registration: Ms. Shalini Ekka sekka@keystonehumanservices.org
July 14, 2020
Through the Lens of SRV: Program Quality and Evaluation Study Group
Venue: Zoom Online Platform
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm IST
Collaborating Partners: All India SRV Network, Rural India Supporting Trust
Lead Faculty: Elizabeth Neuville and Pam Seetoo with All-India PASSING team members
Language: English

SRV is often easier to understand than to implement. All sorts of societal forces, as well as practical considerations, often mean that we are continuously compromising, trading off, and delaying improvements. How can a service work to understand the progress is it making in implementing SRV, and gain ideas about how to move forward? This workshop will provide a bird’s eye view of several methods (from informal to formal) which can be used to evaluate aspects of service quality based on SRV criteria. In this short workshop, we will focus on understanding the evaluation methods we have used, and putting our heads together for ways to increase the competency of evaluators and the amount of SRV-based evaluation in India. A cohort of PASSING team members will be on hand to help us understand the scope of PASSING as the major SRV-based evaluation tool.

Pre-requisite: All registrants must be graduates of the 3- or 4-day Social Role Valorization Workshop
Capacity: 35
Registration: Ms. Shalini Ekka sekka@keystonehumanservices.org
July 21, 2020
Foundations of Inclusive Practice: A Glimpse of SRV (Hindi)
Venue: Zoom Online Platform
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm IST
Collaborating Partners: All India SRV Network, Rural India Supporting Trust
Lead Faculty: Geeta Mondol and Leela Raj
Language: Hindi

Across India, change leaders committed to better lives for people with developmental and psychosocial disability are talking about and learning about Social Role Valorization, a powerful set of ideas about how to assist people to have full, rich, meaningful lives. The global pandemic is causing us to interact differently, and Keystone Institute is adapting by providing our courses and events online, using the best platform we can find. This event is a pilot, and we need your help by attending it and providing us with feedback and suggestions.

Please join us as we introduce participants to the basics of Social Role Valorization. This overview event will present the idea of assisting people with disabilities and other devalued conditions to have positive social roles as a productive and helpful response to wounding life experiences. People wishing to understand the life experiences of people they support and the implications of those life experiences, and are committed to the work of making life better are encouraged to attend.

This foundational material is essential to those wishing to serve others in meaningful ways, and who are impassioned to make a difference in the lives of others. Many participants experience the learning within this event as the most helpful, inspiring, and clarifying body of knowledge they have been exposed to in their professional development, and it assists in long-term understanding and focus on being of service to others in ways that matter.

The workshop includes multi-media presentation, small and large group reflection and discussion, and resource materials. Participants should be prepared for significant presentations as well.

Pre-requisite: All registrants come through the recommendation of the All India SRV Network – please contact us if you are interested in attending.
Capacity: 30
Registration: Ms. Shalini Ekka sekka@keystonehumanservices.org
August 12, 2020
Foundations of Inclusive Practice: A Glimpse of SRV (Hindi)
Venue: Zoom Online Platform
Program Time: 10:30 am–1:30 pm IST
Collaborating Partners: All India SRV Network, Rural India Supporting Trust
Lead Faculty: Geeta Mondol and Leela Raj
Language: Hindi

Across India, change leaders committed to better lives for people with developmental and psychosocial disability are talking about and learning about Social Role Valorization, a powerful set of ideas about how to assist people to have full, rich, meaningful lives. The global pandemic is causing us to interact differently, and Keystone Institute is adapting by providing our courses and events on-line, using the best platform we can find. This event is a pilot, and we need your help by attending it and providing us with feedback and suggestions.

Please join us as we introduce participants to the basics of Social Role Valorization. This overview event will present the idea of assisting people with disabilities and other devalued conditions to have positive social roles as a productive and helpful response to wounding life experiences. People wishing to understand the life experiences of people they support and the implications of those life experiences, and are committed to the work of making life better are encouraged to attend.

This foundational material is essential to those wishing to serve others in meaningful ways, and who are impassioned to make a difference in the lives of others. Many participants experience the learning within this event as the most helpful, inspiring, and clarifying body of knowledge they have been exposed to in their professional development, and it assists in long-term understanding and focus on being of service to others in ways that matter.

The workshop includes multi-media presentation, small and large group reflection and discussion, and resource materials. Participants should be prepared for significant presentations as well.

Pre-requisite: All registrants come through the recommendation of the All India SRV Network. Please contact us if you are interested in attending.
Capacity: 30
Registration: Ms. Shalini Ekka sekka@keystonehumanservices.org
September 1, 2020
Supported Employment Works: An SRV Study Group
Venue: Zoom Conferencing Platform
Time: 4:00 pm–5:30 pm IST
Collaborating Partners: The All-India Writing and Research Working Group, the Rural India Supporting Trust & The Hans Foundation
Faculty: This workshop will be moderated by KII staff and the All India SRV Network’s Writing and Research Working Group, and Milton Tyree, author, supported employment practitioner, and SRV expert will join us for our discussions.
Language: English

Full participation in the work force allows people to contribute, earn, learn, grow, and connect with others. Despite all the focus on livelihood and work in disability activism, fairly paid work roles remain elusive for many adults with disability, despite decades of systematic effort in many countries.

Social Role Valorization theory offers a robust way to look at power of work roles, and to describe ways that supported employment might be best structured and understood. The All India SRV Network’s Writing and Research Working Group is pleased to offer a study group to discuss the important 2011 paper Strengthening the Role of the Employee: An Analysis of Supported Employment Using Social Role Valorization Theory. Milton Tyree, lead author, and currently working within Keystone Institute India to expand enrich employment possibilities in India, will join us for this analysis and discussion.

Pre-requisite: Designed and reserved for graduates of the intensive course Valued Lives: An Introduction to Social Role Valorization
Capacity: 40
Registration Contact: Ms. Shalini Ekka at sekka@keystonehumanservices.org
September 8, 2020
Foundations of Inclusive Practice: A Glimpse of SRV (English)
Venue: Zoom Online Platform
Time: 4:00 pm–7:30 pm IST
Collaborating Partners: All India SRV Network, Rural India Supporting Trust & The Hans Foundation
Lead Faculty: Elizabeth Neuville, Geeta Mondol, and Leela Raj
Language: English

Across India, change leaders committed to better lives for people with developmental and psychosocial disability are talking about and learning about Social Role Valorization, a powerful set of ideas about how to assist people to have full, rich, meaningful lives. The global pandemic is causing us to interact differently, and Keystone Institute is adapting by providing our courses and events online, using the best platform we can find. This event is a pilot, and we need your help by attending it and providing us with feedback and suggestions.

Please join us as we introduce participants to the basics of Social Role Valorization. This overview event will present the idea of assisting people with disabilities and other devalued conditions to have positive social roles as a productive and helpful response to wounding life experiences. People wishing to understand the life experiences of people they support and the implications of those life experiences, and are committed to the work of making life better are encouraged to attend.

This foundational material is essential to those wishing to serve others in meaningful ways, and who are impassioned to make a difference in the lives of others. Many participants experience the learning within this event as the most helpful, inspiring, and clarifying body of knowledge they have been exposed to in their professional development, and it assists in long-term understanding and focus on being of service to others in ways that matter.

The workshop includes multi-media presentation, small and large group reflection and discussion, and resource materials. Participants should be prepared for significant presentations as well.

Capacity: 30
Registration: Open to all interested persons. Contact Ms. Shalini Ekka at sekka@keystonehumanservices.org
September 15, 2020
Foundations of Inclusive Practice: A Glimpse of SRV (Hindi)
Venue: Zoom Online Platform
Time: 10:30 am–1:30 pm IST
Collaborating Partners: All India SRV Network, Rural India Supporting Trust & The Hans Foundation
Lead Faculty: Geeta Mondol and Leela Raj
Language: Hindi

Across India, change leaders committed to better lives for people with developmental and psychosocial disability are talking about and learning about Social Role Valorization, a powerful set of ideas about how to assist people to have full, rich, meaningful lives. The global pandemic is causing us to interact differently, and Keystone Institute is adapting by providing our courses and events online, using the best platform we can find. This event is a pilot, and we need your help by attending it and providing us with feedback and suggestions.

Please join us as we introduce participants to the basics of Social Role Valorization. This overview event will present the idea of assisting people with disabilities and other devalued conditions to have positive social roles as a productive and helpful response to wounding life experiences. People wishing to understand the life experiences of people they support and the implications of those life experiences, and are committed to the work of making life better are encouraged to attend.

This foundational material is essential to those wishing to serve others in meaningful ways, and who are impassioned to make a difference in the lives of others. Many participants experience the learning within this event as the most helpful, inspiring, and clarifying body of knowledge they have been exposed to in their professional development, and it assists in long-term understanding and focus on being of service to others in ways that matter.

The workshop includes multi-media presentation, small and large group reflection and discussion, and resource materials. Participants should be prepared for significant presentations as well.

Pre-requisite: All registrants come through the recommendation of the All India SRV Network – please contact us if you are interested in attending.
Capacity: 30
Registration Contact: Ms. Shalini Ekka at sekka@keystonehumanservices.org
October 8, 2020
The Way Forward: A Deepening and Strengthening the Vision for an Inclusive Odisha (Repeating Session #1)
Venue: Zoom Online Platform
Time: 4:00 pm–6:30 pm IST
Collaborating Partners: The National Trust, CATCH Odisha, Rural India Supporting Trust & The Hans Foundation
Lead Faculty: Elizabeth Neuville with Graphic Facilitators Elisa Parmer, and Brittany Curry
Language: English (some general translation in Odia or Hindi will be possible)

Adversity and struggles through repeated natural weather disasters and a global pandemic have been the experience of the disability-focused organizations of coastal Odisha for more than a year. Hard work, grit and determination have driven these organizations to focus on the most pressing needs of people with developmental disabilities and their families. Now is the time to build back strength and drive to thrive. They have been assisted by support from the Sampark Scheme of the National Trust, which has worked for well over 6 months in the recovery process.

Now, it’s time to celebrate the accomplishments of the past, study our history, take stock of the present, and envision the future for people with developmental disabilities and their families in coastal Odisha. This work, taken up by a collaboration of government, change agentry organizations, and local organizations, is part of an ongoing program of support to this hard-hit region. Several stand-alone sessions will be offered over Zoom for the next few months, followed by face-to-face work in the spring offering world class expertise in inclusive practice, organizational development, and values-based service design.

Registration (Open to): Leaders, emerging leaders, families and people with disability associated with organizations across the coastal areas of Odisha.
Capacity: 25 (we are offering several repeat sessions so all can attend)
Registration Contact: Ms. Shalini Ekka at sekka@keystonehumanservices.org
October 13, 2020
Now is the Time for Vision: A Workshop with Darcy Elks
Venue: Zoom Online Platform
Time: 4:30 pm–6:30 pm IST
Collaborating Partners: Rural India Supporting Trust and The Hans Foundation
Lead Faculty: Darcy Elks
Language: English

Join a deeply passionate and committed change agent, master global SRV expert, and strong parent advocate as we explore the idea of trajectory and vision. Decisions that are made by families early in the lives of their sons and daughters with disability often set the stage for the future. In this two-hour workshop, we’ll draw from Darcy’s deep experience and that of the families who join to discover and build on positive and possible inclusive futures for their children of any age.

Families, people with disabilities, and human service workers have learned that an essential tool in bringing about a full, meaningful, included life is having a well-defined and articulated vision to focus, guide, and inspire action in the face of attitudinal obstacles and other set-backs. This workshop will help participants to clearly conceptualize their vision and encourage everyone to "keep their eyes on the prize" and not acquiesce to prevailing standards of what is "realistic." The personal experiences of individuals and families will be shared, barriers identified, and successful strategies for overcoming them will be brainstormed.

Registration (Open to): Family members and people experiencing disability. All participants must have some exposure to at least the half-day Social Role Valorization workshop.
Capacity: 35
Registration Contact: Ms. Shalini Ekka at sekka@keystonehumanservices.org
October 16, 2020
Now is the Time for Vision: A Workshop with Darcy Elks (Second Session)
Venue: Zoom Online Platform
Time: 4:30 pm–6:30 pm IST
Collaborating Partners: Rural India Supporting Trust and The Hans Foundation
Lead Faculty: Darcy Elks
Language: English

Join a deeply passionate and committed change agent, master global SRV expert, and strong parent advocate as we explore the idea of trajectory and vision. Decisions that are made by families early in the lives of their sons and daughters with disability often set the stage for the future. In this two-hour workshop, we’ll draw from Darcy’s deep experience and that of the families who join to discover and build on positive and possible inclusive futures for their children of any age.

Families, people with disabilities, and human service workers have learned that an essential tool in bringing about a full, meaningful, included life is having a well-defined and articulated vision to focus, guide, and inspire action in the face of attitudinal obstacles and other set-backs. This workshop will help participants to clearly conceptualize their vision and encourage everyone to "keep their eyes on the prize" and not acquiesce to prevailing standards of what is "realistic." The personal experiences of individuals and families will be shared, barriers identified, and successful strategies for overcoming them will be brainstormed.

Registration (Open to): Family members and people experiencing disability. All participants must have some exposure to at least the half-day Social Role Valorization workshop.
Capacity: 35
Registration Contact: Ms. Shalini Ekka at sekka@keystonehumanservices.org
October 20, 2020
Foundations of Inclusive Practice: A Glimpse of SRV (Hindi)
Venue: Zoom Online Platform
Time: 10:30 am–1:30 pm IST
Collaborating Partners: All India SRV Network, Rural India Supporting Trust & The Hans Foundation
Lead Faculty: Geeta Mondol, Dr. Neelam Sodhi and Leela Raj
Language: Hindi

Across India, change leaders committed to better lives for people with developmental and psychosocial disability are talking about and learning about Social Role Valorization, a powerful set of ideas about how to assist people to have full, rich, meaningful lives. The global pandemic is causing us to interact differently, and Keystone Institute is adapting by providing our courses and events on-line, using the best platform we can find. This event is a pilot, and we need your help by attending it and providing us with feedback and suggestions.

Please join us as we introduce participants to the basics of Social Role Valorization. This overview event will present the idea of assisting people with disabilities and other devalued conditions to have positive social roles as a productive and helpful response to wounding life experiences. People wishing to understand the life experiences of people they support and the implications of those life experiences, and are committed to the work of making life better are encouraged to attend.

This foundational material is essential to those wishing to serve others in meaningful ways, and who are impassioned to make a difference in the lives of others. Many participants experience the learning within this event as the most helpful, inspiring, and clarifying body of knowledge they have been exposed to in their professional development, and it assists in long-term understanding and focus on being of service to others in ways that matter.

The workshop includes multi-media presentation, small and large group reflection and discussion, and resource materials. Participants should be prepared for significant presentations as well.

Pre-requisite:All registrants come through the recommendation of the All India SRV Network. Please contact us if you are interested in attending.
Capacity: 30
Registration Contact: Ms. Shalini Ekka at sekka@keystonehumanservices.org
October 27, 2020
The Road Most Traveled: Using the Culturally Valued Analogue
Venue: Zoom Online Platform
Time: 4:00 pm–7:00 pm IST
Collaborating Partners: All India SRV Network, Rural India Supporting Trust & The Hans Foundation
Lead Faculty: Elizabeth Neuville and Leela Raj
Language: English

Social Role Valorization principles contains many “gems” – ideas that have great power and applicability towards making life fuller and richer for those who are at risk of social devaluation. The culturally valued analogue, or CVA, is one such gem. In this workshop, we will explore this idea, applying ourselves to studying the natural pathways as a basis for strategies, methods and tactics used to help people, especially those marginalized, to have valued roles and gain the good things of life. The simple yet potent use of the CVA in all your work toward a better life will help anchor you again and again.

Capacity: 30
Registration Contact: Ms. Shalini Ekka at sekka@keystonehumanservices.org for information. All registrants must have prior training in at least the half-day Social Role Valorization workshop by Keystone Institute India.
November 3, 2020
The Way Forward: Deepening and Strengthening the Vision for an Inclusive Odisha (Repeating Session #2)
Venue: Zoom Online Platform
Time: 4:00 pm–6:30 pm IST
Collaborating Partners: The National Trust, CATCH Odisha, Rural India Supporting Trust & The Hans Foundation
Lead Faculty: Elizabeth Neuville with Graphic Facilitators Elisa Parmer, and Brittany Curry
Language: English (some general translation in Odia or Hindi will be possible)

Adversity and struggles through repeated natural weather disasters and a global pandemic have been the experience of the disability-focused organizations of coastal Odisha for more than a year. Hard work, grit and determination have driven these organizations to focus on the most pressing needs of people with developmental disabilities and their families. Now is the time to build back strength and drive to thrive. They have been assisted by support from the Sampark Scheme of the National Trust, which has worked for well over 6 months in the recovery process.

Now, it’s time to celebrate the accomplishments of the past, study our history, take stock of the present, and envision the future for people with developmental disabilities and their families in coastal Odisha. This work, taken up by a collaboration of government, change agentry organizations, and local organizations, is part of an ongoing program of support to this hard-hit region. Several stand-alone sessions will be offered over Zoom for the next few months, followed by face-to-face work in the spring offering world class expertise in inclusive practice, organizational development and values-based service design.

Registration (Open to): Leaders, emerging leaders, families and people with disability associated with organizations across the coastal areas of Odisha
Capacity: 25 (We are offering several repeat sessions so all can attend.)
Registration Contact: Ms. Shalini Ekka at sekka@keystonehumanservices.org
November 24, 2020
The Way Forward: Deepening and Strengthening our Vision for an Inclusive Odisha (Repeating Session #3)
Venue: Zoom Online Platform
Time: 4:00 pm–6:30 pm IST
Collaborating Partners: The National Trust, CATCH Odisha, Rural India Supporting Trust & The Hans Foundation
Lead Faculty: Elizabeth Neuville with Graphic Facilitators Elisa Parmer, and Brittany Curry
Language: English (some general translation in Odia or Hindi will be possible)

Adversity and struggles through repeated natural weather disasters and a global pandemic have been the experience of the disability-focused organizations of coastal Odisha for more than a year. Hard work, grit and determination have driven these organizations to focus on the most pressing needs of people with developmental disabilities and their families. Now is the time to build back strength and drive to thrive. They have been assisted by support from the Sampark Scheme of the National Trust, which has worked for well over 6 months in the recovery process.

Now, it’s time to celebrate the accomplishments of the past, study our history, take stock of the present, and envision the future for people with developmental disabilities and their families in coastal Odisha. This work, taken up by a collaboration of government, change agentry organizations, and local organizations, is part of an ongoing program of support to this hard-hit region. Several stand-alone sessions will be offered over Zoom for the next few months, followed by face-to-face work in the spring offering world class expertise in inclusive practice, organizational development and values-based service design.

Registration (Open to): Leaders, emerging leaders, families and people with disability associated with organizations across the coastal areas of Odisha
Capacity: 25 (We are offering several repeat sessions so all can attend.)
Registration Contact: Ms. Shalini Ekka at sekka@keystonehumanservices.org