101 Friends – April 2015 Newsletter

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How planning is sorting out my life. By Cheryl Fryfield (Self Advocate)

Mar 31, 2015 11:26 am | Aaron

In the past 5 years now I have done two PATHs. PATH is about  person centered planning.  It doesn’t have to be for just people with diversabilities.  It can be for anyone. In a PATH meeting there will be important people there that you have invited. There is a facilitator and sometimes a graphic facilitator […]

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Michael Walsh’s new book, Thinking Big Is Not Enough – a special time-limited offer for our readers

Mar 30, 2015 03:17 am | Aaron

We recently interviewed Michael Walsh about his new book, Thinking Big Is Not Enough: Moving past the myths and misconceptions that stop business growth Why would a book like this matter to us?  Michael’s someone who helps us dream big and then figure out better planning, negotiation, and evaluation – and we think our field could […]

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PATH, MAPs and Person Centred Thinking – a monthly online meet-up for participants of our training

Mar 29, 2015 04:00 am | Aaron

One of the challenges of PATH and MAPs facilitation, and other person centred thinking processes, is feeling like part of a community of practice.  So much of our work is alone, in brief intervals, and we know that we lose great facilitators because they don’t have the places to ask the questions that come up […]

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Expanding Graphics for Person Centred Planning and Thinking

Mar 29, 2015 02:49 am | Rebecca

Graphic Recording has become an important part of person centered planning, the central concept of individualizing supports for people with disabilities. PATH and Maps, two of our favourite tools, are both graphic approaches to planning. Often, as we learn these processes, we are focused on getting from one step to another and learning a bit […]

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Ready, Willing and Able Challenge to B.C. MLAs… from Inclusion B.C.

Mar 25, 2015 11:54 pm | Aaron

We’ve loved every bit of the work we’ve got to do on B.C.’s project to increase the numbers of people with disabilities in workforce – with families who want to see their children appreciated for their gifts, with self advocates, with inter-ministry and inter-agency groups.   And we liked this initiative so much we wanted […]

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We Belong – a new app! Just in Edmonton though 🙁

Mar 21, 2015 08:10 pm | Aaron

A new app will allow all Edmontonians to make good choices about where to shop, dine and spend your money based on a commitment to inclusivity through hiring. B.C. has a similar mapping project coming out soon – what a great idea!  Check out the video of We Belong here.

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10 Invitations to Transformation

Mar 21, 2015 03:16 pm | Aaron

10 Invitations to Transformation. via 10 Invitations to Transformation.

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The Collapse of Expertise and Rise of Collaborative Sensemaking

Mar 15, 2015 01:13 pm | Aaron

Originally posted on gonna.grow.wings:

If organizations are going thrive in turbulent times, they must surrender many of their most cherished assumptions and start leveraging the power of collaborative knowledge. But this won’t be easy as most continue to believe in the same top-down knowledge management strategies common to the machine age. In the social…

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