Person Centered Thinking - DAY 1

Report
USING GIFTS TO BUILD
CONNECTIONS
Developed by Michael Smull with Lynne Plourde Kelly, Marg Eggert, Helen Sanderson and
Cindy Kernan January 2008
Help people get better lives
Not just better plans…
© The Learning Community for Essential Lifestyle Planning, Inc. 2006
Moving from Service Life to Community Life
Community
Life
A Good Paid
Life
Service
Life
‘Important to’ recognized
‘Important to’ present
Focus on connecting,
building relationships
and natural supports
• To and for present
• Important for
addressed
• No organized effort
to address important to
• Closest people are
paid or family
• Few real connections
• To and for present
• Active circle of support
• Included in community life
© The Learning Community for Essential Lifestyle Planning, Inc. 2006
Moving from Service Life to Community Life
Community
Life
A Good Paid
Life
Service
Life
• To and for present
• Important for
addressed
• No organized effort
to address important to
• Closest people are
paid or family
• Few real connections
• To and for present
• Active circle of support
• Included in community life
© The Learning Community for Essential Lifestyle Planning, Inc. 2006
Relationship Maps
Family
Family
Work/D
ay
Service
s/Schoo
l
Person’s
Name
Home
and
other
paid
support
s
Use a success poster
FROM PRESENCE TO CONTRIBUTION
Being
Present
Having a
Presence
Going to the Wearing
Football game Team
Colours
Actively
Connecting Contributing
Participating with
Others
Cheering and
Joining the
shouting at the Supporters
referee
Club
Setting up the
team magazine
What you hear depends on
what you are listening for
Listen
Understand
© The Learning Community for Essential Lifestyle Planning, Inc. 2006
THE FIVE QUESTIONS
1.What do we know about what is important to the focus
person, what does the focus person enjoy doing?
?
?
2.What do others like and admire about the focus person?
3.What does the focus person, do well?
4.How is the focus person smart?
?
?
5.What have those who like and admire the focus person
learned from the focus person, how has the focus person,
contributed to their lives how has the focus person, made a
difference in their lives?
© The Learning Community for Essential Lifestyle Planning, Inc. 2007
BRAINSTORMING RULES
1. All ideas are captured in a list
2. The list should include the most silly and far out ideas.
3. No editing until the list is generated
4. Questions of clarity are expected and should also be asked of
the person and a list should be generated. Don’t forget to
include the person in this process.
Then ask:
“Given what we have learned where might (the person’s
name) gifts and contributions be appreciated?”
LIKERT SCALE
1. Not at this time
2.Fair idea
3.Good idea
4.Very good idea
5.Exceptional idea
ACTION PLAN
Timed Talk
In pairs
4 minute turns for all 4 questions
Listener gives good attention
Thinker talks 4 minutes
Swap
Share ‘freshest thinking’ with the group in a round
Post 1-2 of the ‘best’ ideas per question
Adapted from Kline, Nancy. (1998). Time to Think: Listening to Ignite the Human Mind. Cassell Illustrated.
4 Questions
What did you learn?
What will you try based on what you
learned? (what will you start on right now?)
What do you think you can accomplish?
What will your challenges/obstacles be?
© The Learning Community for Essential Lifestyle Planning, Inc. 2006
for more information go to:
www.learningcommunity.us
or contact:
Michael Smull
[email protected]
410-626-2707
3245 Harness Creek Rd
Annapolis, MD 21403

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