Fundamentals of Person-Centered Work


A 12-week online course requiring an investment in an “inside-out” approach to working with people with disabilities. Participants actively commit to sit with productive tension throughout 12 weeks of discovery and exploration (six live webinar sessions punctuate the on-line course content) of what it means to be person-centered and inclusive.


This course is a provocative 12-week program that combines
six interactive webinars with a self-paced online theory-
to-practice curriculum designed to take the guesswork
out of what it means to be truly person-centered and to
build social inclusion with people with disabilities. More
than a training, participants will be immersed in a learning
experience that is guided by people with disabilities, recorded
interviews with experts, reflective and field-based
applied learning, facilitated discussion and more.
Be prepared for an “inside-out” experience. Every participant
of this course engages and works with a minimum of
two learning partners—one of whom must be a person with a
disability—throughout the course. These partners, along with
the other participants in the course, serve as guides and
supporters throughout the learning journey.


Value-driven principles like inclusion, belonging, contribution
and leadership are universal, and as such, this course is
appropriate for anyone wishing to explore or study them. It
is important to note that this course was written to provide
disability service providers and practitioners a safe place to
return to the roots of person-centered planning and practice;
to listen to the voices of experience; apply theory to
practice; and to share thoughts and ideas with others on a
similar quest. This course is especially recommended for:

  • Executive directors
  • Program managers
  • Service and/or program coordinators
  • Direct support professionals
  • Social workers
  • Counselors
  • Community inclusion practitioners/specialists