Learning Opportunities – March 8, 2019
Co-facilitating PATH and MAPS as exemplary forms of person centred planning for individuals, friends and family, teams and organizations
Aaron Johannes and Eilidh Nicholson
What is MAP or PATH planning?
PATH is a process in which a facilitator and a graphic facilitator work with a focal person (or organization or team) and their supporters to create a vision of the best possible future, out of which comes a plan that is always “positive” and “possible,” understood by all and no longer mysterious or scary. By the end of the PATH event the focal person or group has communicated where they want to go, what and who they need to support their journey, and how this part of their lives will be part of a bigger future. Those who care about them often say they feel clear, inspired and hopeful afterwards, and are excited to take on action oriented roles. A PATH is a great tool to bring a network together and the “new” PATH processes focus on the development of support networks more than ever!
Eilidh and Aaron, together and with other partners, have been doing PATHs for individuals, organizations and teams for more than 20 years collectively and this responsive process continues to surprise and delight them as they watch individuals and teams who think they hate “planning” come to life and families get excited about the future.
What a PATH is:
- powerful and empowering
- practical and dream-based
- communal and individualised
- a great way to bring a support network together
- a great way to get on the same page
What PATH is not:
- a cookie cutter approach
- a way to force someone to be part of your plan for them
Who are PATHFINDERS?
- individuals who are at a time in their lives when a creative, inspired approach feels right
- facilitators looking for a person centred method of planning they can use in a variety of situations
- families who want to work together
- friends who want to make a difference
- committed employers
- agency leaders wanting to know what’s optimal so they can do their best work
What about MAPS?
- MAPs are a related process – they go a bit faster, are really good problem solving tools and focus on different parts of person centred planning. Learning both tools will give us a sense of how person centered planning works for people, teams, groups, projects and organizations looking for ways to be more responsive
Over three days together, in a small group, we will…
- see a PATH being facilitated by experienced facilitators with opportunities for questions
- learn the steps of a PATH
- have fun with drawing, even if we think we can’t draw
- facilitate a PATH for someone
- graphically facilitate a PATH for someone
- have a PATH done for ourselves
- learn to honor this process as participatory leaders
- have fun, get energized and think new thoughts
- learn about other person centred planning methods
- get a really cool certificate
- share our strengths
Why might you want to do this training in particular?
- between us we have a lot of experience with different kinds of people in different places, and different situations
- Aaron has trained as a graphic recorder in several different settings and will share some of that knowledge with you
- currently, Aaron is working on a book about how person centred planning works and what the various methods have in common and why they are useful as a suite of tools and an emancipatory approach to people who are marginalised
- Eilidh has been the planning facilitator of choice for two different agencies and has worked in a project for youth transitioning to adult services.
Open Future Learning
Collaborating with some of the most revolutionary thinkers and leaders in our field, Open Future Learning has created over 500 short films. These powerful and often emotive films are embedded into the contents of each module. The films capture the invaluable experience of these people and inspire the user by bringing the learning to life.
Learning is made easy with a range of multimedia tools that engage the user. This includes interactive graphics that explain abstract concepts, professionally produced films, top animation, quality written content, and audio that is synced to all written content.
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MANDT System – Building Healthy Relationships
The Mandt System® program presents an education and training system of gradual and graded alternatives for de-escalating and supporting people, using a combination of interpersonal communication skills and physical interaction techniques designed to reduce injury to all the participants in an encounter.
We are pleased to offer Mandt Training to our staff. Please speak with your program manager to be referred to attend an upcoming session.
Three Day Mandt Training
- In-depth training over three 6 hour classes
- Physical skill training
Training will take place in the Barb Goode Training Centre at 3223 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC
Upcoming Session: March 28th, 29th & April 2nd, 2019
There are 10 spaces available for this session.