PATH – the Dream section comes first in the buffet of choices and plans…

PATH has seven sections and over the years each of them has captured my attention and, for a while, I think that part is the most important part.  But I was struck this week as I think about these ideas by this posting from Seth Godin, one of my go-to leaders (I ask my leadership students to subscribe to his blog and then try to use his postings for discussions over the semester).  Godin writes: What’s at the front of the line? A study of behavior at breakfast buffets showed that the first item in the buffet was taken by … Continue reading PATH – the Dream section comes first in the buffet of choices and plans…

The origins of person-centered planning: A community of practice perspective – Connie Lyle O’Brien and John O’Brien

I thought it might be interesting to share some of the works that I’ve been reading about person centered planning. It seems like they are available to everyone through academia.edu This one, “The origins of person-centered planning: A community of practice perspective,” by Connie Lyle O’Brien and John O’Brien is really important I think, in terms of thinking more deeply about person centred planning not as a recipe but as an approach to individuals and systems. It was a transformational paper for me to read early in my research. I encourage my students to read this for a few reasons.  … Continue reading The origins of person-centered planning: A community of practice perspective – Connie Lyle O’Brien and John O’Brien

Welcoming Difference and Diversity in our Networks

Our workshop, “Welcoming Difference and Diversity in our Networks,” has been through a few iterations but most recently was featured as the all day training for the annual B.C. Family Support Institute Training Weekend, which gathers resource parents (who support … Continue reading Welcoming Difference and Diversity in our Networks