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Please mark your calendar for October 14-21, 2018 for the 49th annual IHLRN conference at the Coast Victoria Hotel in Victoria, BC. And check the expiration date on your passport!

Our IHLRN conferences are a week-long gathering that provides a warm, friendly and positive setting for attendees to learn, grow and share.

            “ I want you to get excited about who you are, what you are, what you have, and what can still be for you. I want to inspire you to see that you can go far beyond where you are right now.”   Virginia Satir, from Peoplemaking

 In her lifetime Virginia Satir established two organizations that are still going strong 29 years after her death. One is Virginia Satir Global Network which offers workshops worldwide and has established international training centers from the Czech Republic to Lithuania. The other is The International Human Learning Resources Network ((IHLRN ) which is an organization of professionals who have studied with Virginia or who use her methods in their work.

Community was very important to Virginia and this association has been meeting for over 45 years continuing to bring together people who were closely associated with Virginia and those who were interested in her ideas. Virginia had a rarified ability to use the group to touch the best in each individual and nurture potential.  In creating IHLRN, it was her intent to create a welcoming and inclusive community in which participants could learn from each other, from the experience of being in the group, and present new or original material AND be in a beautiful and inspiring setting. This week long meeting offers a unique opportunity for learning, sharing and fellowship in the Satir model.

What makes this conference unique:

**  Non-traditional conference format – the schedule of workshops is established at the conference.  The morning is a plenary followed by small break out discussion groups and the afternoon has three choices of workshops for each time slot

** Any participant may offer a workshop. Though most topics are clinical and about the Satir model, topics range, based on the expertise and interests of those participating

**  International  in scope – there are opportunities for sharing and networking with clinicians from other countries

** Continuing education credits hours are available for many workshops