Workshop name: Informational Session on Introduction to Person Centered Thinking
Person Centered Thinking practices (PCT) are fundamental to supporting people get better lives. Core belief of person centered thinking is to approach all people as persons first without attaching a label. or putting them in a box. PCT equips us with the knowledge and a set of tools to discover what is important to a person and what is important for a person, to enable better lives. These tools developed by Michael Smull allows us to develop a person centered description of a person which further leads to effective action plans. A One Page Profile is a single page person-centered introduction of a person which is very versatile and can be used in different environments.
Presenter Gowri Kuthanur is a board member and parent of an Inclusive World program participant. She took a sabbatical from her day job to support her daughter in her education. Her background in software engineering and experience as a silicon valley engineer makes her passionate about using technology to make education accessible to differently abled. She believes that improving the skill set of differently abled empowers them to be productive members of society and has been involved in all of the programs offered by Inclusive World to support as many participants as possible. She has about 40 hours of instruction in Person Centered Thinking. She has attended training from Parents Helping Parents, Inc., in Person Centered Thinking (PCT) Practices and One Page Profile. She has further been trained by Helen Sanderson Associates, Inc., in Creation of One Page Profile. She has adopted and applied PCT skills and tools in supporting participants of Inclusive World programs and has been involved in creation of one page profiles for 9 people in collaboration with the Inclusive World Team to enable better lives. PCT resonates deeply with the mission of Inclusive World - 'to nurture the hidden potential of differently abled to enable them lead full productive lives', Passionate about spreading the message of PCT, Inclusive World has put together several free informational workshops over the course of last year to inform and empower people about PCT where Gowri has been a key presenter.
Day and Date: Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am Venue: 1333 Piedmont Road, #108, San Jose CA.