Person-Centered Thinking Facilitator Training

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Register for the spring 2024 training

What is Person-Centered Thinking?

Person-Centered Thinking is a process that (a) prepares the person to actively participate in the planning process; (b) maps community opportunities, resources and supports; (c) describes the person’s capacities, needs and interests; (d) develops a plan that helps the person achieve a high-quality community life; and (e) measures the person’s progress towards achieving the plan.

What will I learn from this course?

The Person-Centered Thinking Facilitator Training teaches the knowledge and skills the facilitator needs to get ready for the plan, create the plan and put the plan into action with the individual.

To get the most from this course, it is recommended that learners identify an individual with whom they might engage in person-centered planning. The course will provide the opportunity to practice the skills and knowledge learned and to reflect on learner experiences.

Who can enroll?

This free online course is designed for those supporting persons with I/DD living in Rhode Island. Priority registration will be given to support coordinators, managers and other front-line supervisors supporting persons with I/DD, as well as families and people with lived experience in Rhode Island.

How long will the course take to complete?

This course takes place over three months and will require approximately a 40-hour commitment to successfully complete the course. Learners will complete 11 online modules, quizzes, three assignments, and attend four instructor-led group sessions via Zoom.

What technology can I use to take the course?

To access Moodle and participate in the group sessions, learners will need a computer, laptop or tablet with internet access and a camera. Using the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge or Safari is recommended for the best Moodle experience. All course materials will be provided electronically using Moodle and email. 

Upcoming Trainings

This online course is designed to teach the knowledge and skills a facilitator needs to get ready for the person-centered planning process, including creating the plan and putting the plan into action with an individual.

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  • place Remote learning and group sessions using Zoom