RTC-CL Co-sponsors Person-Centered Gathering in November

Thu Sep 14 2017
Logo of the November 2017 Minnesota Gathering.

In November, ICI's Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL)  will co-sponsor "Traveling Together," the 2017 Minnesota Gathering for Person-Centered Practices.  The Gathering is an opportunity to experience a learning community of people committed to person-centered values who are eager to learn about and share ideas for real implementation and changed practices in both informal and structured conversations. The Gathering will also feature a Gallery Walk, which will be a visual representation demonstrating learning and implementation of person centered thinking and planning. The Gallery Walk is a chance for participants to share how they put their gifts, skills, interests, and dreams into action.

There will be two keynote speakers at the Gathering: Laura G. Buckner and Dan Baker. Buckner, a Licensed Professional Counselor and former special educator from the Texas Center for Disability Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, is an expert in person-centered practices, leadership and advocacy, trauma informed care, and supporting families and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live lives they find meaningful with access to necessary supports and services. Baker, an Internal Reviewer and Successful Life Project Clinical Supervisor from the Jensen/Olmstead Quality Assurance and Compliance Office at the Minnesota Department of Human Services, is involved with the design, development, and monitoring of treatment programs to align with positive supports and a person-centered culture. 

The Minnesota Gathering will take place in Brooklyn Center on November 7 and 8. Registration is open  through October 15. For questions, email mngathering@umn.edu or call 612-624-7558.