For families and individuals
For organizations & groups
I will help you prepare a gathering of your Circle of Support, then come to your gathering and facilitate the conversation about moving forward together. This is usually done following a person-centered plan, but that is not required. If you are ready to gather those you trust most and ask them to support your vision but are unsure or afraid to “do the ask” then this is for you. COST: $200 for up to 3 hours.
TRAININGS FOR ORGANIZATIONS & GROUPS
Organizations who embrace person-centered practices and methodologies across their entire service see the most impact and greatest success. I have designed a day-long training and several focused workshops for agencies and service providers in disability communities, to support their efforts in applying these practices. Rates and availability are negotiated individually. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
From the manual on the Circles of Adults process: “Circles of Adults is a group problem solving tools that gives a deeper understanding of emotional and behavioral needs in a school or organizational context and for planning actions to meet those needs.” Together with your student’s team members, I will facilitate this process and provide a report summarizing the strategies and commitments developed, to guide the team’s next steps toward positive solutions. Please email me at email@example.com for more information. COST: $600.
Over the years I have been in practice, I have written a number of workshops to address the most pressing topics around “being person-centered,” drawing on my experiences with families and individuals. They include the basics of person-centered planning, loneliness, being a person-centered direct care worker or organization, Circles of Support, and best practices for families to prepare their loved ones for the future. All of my workshops are listed here including upcoming presentations. Click here to book your own.
This 3-day training is for schools, organizations, or small groups of interested individuals who would like to become practicing facilitators. There is no “certification” per se, as the processes I train are open source offered by the original architects located in Canada. Just receiving the process formats are not enough, though – successful, well-trained, professional facilitators must be trained in the philosophy and approaches of “being person-centered” before applying them. The essential elements must be understood and the commitments must be applied to support an appropriate person-centered plan. Do not settle for someone who has “taken a 2-hour workshop” to learn the nuts and bolts. True, meaningful facilitation takes much more. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The cost is negotiated on an individual basis for each group.