Person-Centered Planning

Person-Centered Thinking and Planning Training

The term “person centered” has been around for a long time, but what it really means to be person-centered can still seem a little fuzzy, and it often means different things to different people and different groups.

No one gets into the Human Service field without an interest in doing what’s best for people. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean we are really being person centered! We work inside a complex structure of rules and regulations, all designed to protect the people we serve from harm. And while these rules are important, these very protections sometimes pull our time and attention away from helping people live the lives they want to live!

Person-Centered Thinking and Planning approaches are all about putting our attention back on people. They are powerful skills that can be immediately applied to our work — it’s about learning to listen in new ways and discover new information that we can apply when we help people plan for and live the lives they choose.

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“Training materials were excellent and I’m excited to use the tools.”

The Center for Person-Centered Systems Change offers 3 core trainings to support any person and organization to become more person centered. These trainings provide skills applicable to all human beings (e.g. those with physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, mental illness, or seniors who benefit from support).

MN Person-Centered Change Projects (MPCCP) offers 3 core trainings to support any person and organization to become more person centered. These trainings provide skills applicable to all human beings (e.g. those with physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, mental illness, or seniors who benefit from support). They are: