Person Centered Planning is an ongoing problem-solving process used to help people with disabilities plan for their future.

In Person Centered Planning, groups of people focus on an individual and that person’s vision of what they would like to do in the future.

Person Centered Planning is the first and fundamental training offered on the subject.  This process is about supporting people to get better lives. Participants in a 2-day workshop will learn the basic knowledge needed to facilitate the use of the tools to support someone to have a better life. As a part of the training, participants will develop their own descriptions using the tools. A core principle of Person Centered Planning is to understand and practice the tools on yourself before attempting to facilitate the use of the tools with someone else.

This is a full 12 hours of learning and practicing how to use a variety of tools to discover information to support someone to have a better life. The tools offer specific methods to discover information that identifies what is important to a person and for a person.

The discovery process leads to finding the important balance between ‘to and for’.  This serves as the basis for creating a description of a person that leads to action planning. The tools of discovery were developed by Michael Smull and the Learning Community to support people to get better lives…not just better plans.

Those who successfully complete the PCP training are able to use the training to facilitate the tools but are not certified to train others. Certification as a PCP Trainer is offered through the Learning Community.

Member rates are only those paid by an individual. If Regional Center is funding attendance as a parent training, the registration rate is $125. To utilize the Regional Center Purchase of Service, provide your child’s Service Coordinator with the following information. PHP’s Vendor #ZS0105 – Parent Training – Service Code 102-100.

Reservations are required, please see our Events Calendar on the sidebar to find a class and reserve seats.

On the sidebar, we have created a PDF “Person Centered Planning Tools”,  which consists of useful websites that can help you get started in making a one-page profile.   We recommend that you attend a training before using any of the tools. However, if you watch the videos listed and want to try creating a 1-page profile, you may use our online 1-page profile creator. May we suggest more than one profile for each area of your child’s life? For example, one for school, one for home, another for child care settings.