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Wed, Mar 09


Virtual Training Session

Building Community Through Social Capital

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Building Community Through Social Capital
Building Community Through Social Capital

Time & Location

Mar 09, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Virtual Training Session

About the Event

This webinar is part of a SOCIAL CAPITAL SERIES.

You can choose to attend a specific webinar as a stand alone session or can take avantage of the entire 5-part series.

Please note that you must register for each workshop individually if you wish to attend the entire series.

Webinar 2 | Building Community Through Social Capital

All individuals, but specifically those with disabilities and their family members (as well as professionals who are involved with the family) are interested in seeing themselves or their son/daughter/relative be successful in life. In fact, one of the biggest fear individuals and families can have is that their loved one might be lonely or at serious risk when they are gone. Although none of us can predict the future, we can look at ways and means to better prepare for the future by understanding the impact of friendships in our lives. Sociologists call this "social capital" and it is amazing what our relationships do for us.

This session will help you think about how friendships can be better developed over time, and, in turn, build a more inclusive community.


  • Participants will understand the historical development related to difference, disability, aging and other devaluing aspects.
  • Folks will be introduced to an Interdependent paradigm
  • Major elements of social capital will be overviewed
  • 4 key steps to developing more friendships will be explored


Al Condeluci initiated his career in human services in 1970, working in a variety of direct support roles.  He was selected as CEO of Community Living and Support Services (CLASS) in 1991 and served in this capacity until his retirement in 2018. He still teaches at the University of Pittsburgh, writes, speaks, and consults both virtually through Zoom and in person on issues related to culture, community, and social capital.

Al lives in McKees Rocks, PA, just outside Pittsburgh, on “Condeluci Hill” with his wife, and other members of the extended Condeluci family.


This online training event will take place via the Zoom platform. Participants will be sent a meeting link the week before the event. Training materials will be sent via email the day before the event.


Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us and a member of our team will be in touch soon!

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