New Zealand’s new training course: Implementing person-centred practices

26 August 2016

COURSES RUNNING SEPTEMBER 2016 - dates and booking information below.

Do you want people who use services to have positive control over their lives?

If people are to have self-directed lives within their communities, then those people who support them on a daily basis need to have person-centred thinking skills. This two-day training course is the ideal place to learn how to implement them.

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What will people be able to do as a result of completing this course?

  • Separate what is important to someone from what is important for them and how they want to be supported.
  • Capture what people appreciate about the person.
  • Discover what is working and not working in a situation from different perspectives leading to action plans that make a positive difference in people’s lives.
  • Record how someone communicates using a communication chart.
  • Use the Decision Making Agreement.
  • Decide which person-centred thinking tool to use to develop a one-page profile into a person-centred description (or support plan).
  • Identify what core responsibilities are and where you can use creativity and judgment.
  • Match people based on skills, qualities and interests.
  • Mindfully record learning by using Learning Logs and 4+1 tools.
  • Build personalised services in collaboration with people you support.
  • Develop the above skills and be able to introduce them to your teams in as little as 15 minutes.

Course information

The course will be run in two locations over two days in each location.

Palmerston North 26th & 27th September, 9.30-4pm, Conference rooms, Diocese of Palmerston North, 33 Amesbury Street.

Nelson 29th & 30th September, 9.30-4pm, Chapmans Employment Relations, 56 Waimea Road.



Introductory offer: $299 plus GST

Includes HSA e-learning registration, 2-days face-to-face training, HSA Groupsite support beyond the days


Book your place

To register or for further information contact Karen Baddiley on 04 2330164 or via e-mail.


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