The first session provides an introduction to the Person Centered Planning process. Participants learn the Throwing Away the Garbage exercise, Judge’s Wig exercise, Koru Question, North Star exercise and Change Gauge and examine learning styles and several tools of the person centered planning process, including Circle of Relationships, MAPS and PATH.
Session 2: PATH
In this PATH practice session, participants assume the roles of the focus person, graphic facilitator and process facilitator. Each person participates in each role at least once.
Session 3: MAPS
In this MAPS practice session, participants assume the roles of the focus person, graphic facilitator and process facilitator. Each person participates in each role at least once.
Session 4: Tools for Change
Session 4 includes a look at some of the tools of the Person Centered Planning process, including Personal Futures Planning, Essential Lifestyles Planning, Negotiating Roadblocks, Four Questions, Color, Six Thinking Hats and Mind Mapping.
Session 5: The Art of Facilitation
Session 5 examines masterful facilitation and the personal qualities, skills and abilities individuals need to fulfill this role. Participants review the Person Centered Planning cycle, the process of selecting and using tools and the role of the facilitator.
Session 6: Mindfulness Forum
Session 6 develops the role of the facilitator even more by exploring each participant’s motivations and values surrounding that role. This forum aims to increase participants’ awareness of these motivations and values in order to gain clarity and the ability to consciously step into the role of facilitator.
Session 7: Series Wrap-up
The series concludes by bringing everyone together to review the knowledge and tools learned, develop future facilitation ideas and personal action statements, discuss upcoming learning opportunities, address questions and share resources.
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