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The Learning Community for Person-Centered Practices envisions a world where all people have positive control over the lives they have chosen for themselves. Our efforts focus on people who have lost or may lose positive control because of society's response to the presence of a disability. We foster a global learning community that shares knowledge for that purpose.

Person-Centered Thinking is foundational to supporting how a person truly wants to direct their lives. Person-centered practices are at the forefront as services shift away from a system-centered focus. We hope you will find the training solutions for your needs below. To find training in your area please use the search form below

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Training Descriptions

Person-Centered Thinking (Part 1)

Person-Centered Thinking™ (PCT™) training is a two-day, interactive skill development training where participants learn PCT™ skills developed by the Learning Community for Person-Centered Practices.

Twelve specific skills are taught across two days. A core value in person-centered practice is to understand and experience the skills before leading the process with someone else. Consistent with this, an important part of the PCT™ training is participants' work in pairs and small groups to develop their own person-centered descriptions.

Social Work and Nursing CEUs are offered.

Disclaimer: Those who successfully complete the PCT™ training are ready to facilitate the use of PCT skills within teams, but are not certified to train others.

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Picture of a Life, Person-Centered Plan Facilitation Training (Part 2:)

Person-Centered Planning is two days of learning and applying person-centered thinking and planning tools that are focused on helping people envision the life they want in their community. Multiple methods are applied to capture what a person really wants and out of this, a "picture of a life" is created, which contains all the elements of that person's desired future. This method can help teams increase creativity and facilitate more satisfying and effective planning meetings.

This training is designed for participation by key staff, especially managers and those who write or supervise the writing of support plans. This training is ideal for those involved in supporting folks through transitions.

Social Work and Nursing CEUs are offered.

Disclaimer: Those who successfully complete the PCT™ training are ready to facilitate the use of PCT skills within teams, but are not certified to train others.

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For general questions, or for more information, contact: Email: personcentered@umn.edu