Person-Centered Planning for a Good Life will provide you with practical skills to guide you through the person- centered planning process. 

Person-Centered Planning for a Good Life is an overview and training on how to use person-centered practices in the actual planning process. This is a valuable training for anyone who is involved in writing or participating in planning (SCs, DSPs, Program Managers, families, self-advocates).

How Person-Centered Planning for a Good Life will help people thrive:

Person-Centered Planning for a Good Life Training Series

During this series participants will:

  • Learn and practice 5 phases of person-centered planning including Pre-planning, Discovery, Positive Change, Outcomes and Actions, and a Support Sequence
  • Develop a one-page profile with someone as a first step in creating a person centered plan and learning how to check it for quality
  • Learn and practice facilitation

How HSA can deliver Person-Centered Planning for a Good Life training series

There are 6 modules.

Module 1: Getting Started with Person Centered Planning

  • Overview of the program
  • Preplanning and beginning the Discovery process
  • The one-page profile as a first step in creating the person-centered plan.
  • Quality check for the one-page profile
  • Each participant will create a first one-page profile for someone they support

Module 2: Preplanning and Discovery

  • The facilitator role: the pre-planning process and conversations
  • How to use and organize person centered discovery information

Module 3: Positive Change

  • Learning someone’s hopes and dreams…if I could…I would
  • Discovering how the person wants their life to be in the future?
  • What are the changes they want to make?
  • What do they want to do more of?

Module 4: The Outcome Sequence

  • Seven steps in the Outcome sequence
  • How to write an outcome that is person centered, meaningful, specific and measurable
  • How to create action steps that have a time frame and move a person closer to achieving their good life

Module 5: The Support Sequence and Action Planning

  • Five steps to get the right support for action planning

Module 6: Putting it all together

  • Creating a plan summary: what needs to be included, what does it look like?
  • Follow through and review-making sure the plan actually gets used
  • Sample plans-how to ensure that the plan is meaningful and understandable to the person

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