People Incorporated is pleased to offer a variety of staff training facilitated by professional staff. Sessions are highly constructive and motivating for support staff at all levels.
Family-Centered Design and Individual Design Sessions
Structured, facilitated planning process, varying from 5 to 15 hours, which includes all members of the individual’s family and support network. After sharing stories and information about the person, the group is invited to envision who that person might become and the steps and strategies needed to get there.
Building a Home
This planning session ranges in length from 12 - 18 hours where residential staff work together to make home life and community life as rich as possible. The session is especially valuable as people are moving into a new home or as team-building for staff and families.
This six-hour fully participative class will explore the community to help staff develop plans and goals for greater community involvement in valued roles for the people we support.
Medical Ethics and People with Disabilities
This session sets the historical context with a look at the treatment of people with disabilities during World War II in Germany and examines the ideas on which this treatment was based. It then looks at our society and the parallels in our day.
Thinking Through Rights, Reason, and Responsibility
A short lecture/facilitated discussion of 2 - 3 hours which helps staff examine the importance of human rights, the limit of rights as a guide, and a method for thinking through the balances which must be found as we assist people to better lives.
Devaluation and Valued Roles
A lecture of 3 hours which looks at how people with impairments have been seen and treated in our society, then looks at how we can assist supporters to build better situations for people.
Person-Centered Thinking: What brings out the best in this person?
Lectures and exercises of 2-6 hours, asking participants to look at the people we support in new ways and outlines the very practical and behavioral implications of this approach.
Leadership – Toward What?
A lecture of 2 hours inviting participants to think through the aims of their advocacy and leadership, to guide their work by their best moral compass.
A facilitated discussion of an hour which asks families or staff to reflect upon the gifts which people bring to this world and what that means for who we are to each other.
History of Our Services
Looking back at the major dynamics which have formed our system of adult services for people with intellectual impairment, from their origins around 1848, through the eugenics period, the reforms of the late twentieth century, and the current service scene.