This three day course is offered using "The PATH & MAPS Handbook: Person Centered Ways to Build Community" (2010) as a primary resource. We will use this primary resource, its content and questions, as well as "Hints for Graphic Facilitators" and the "MAPS and PATH Workbook for Facilitators", 5th edition, to support each of us to belong and contribute as community members, as well as strengthen our facilitation practice. This course and the PATH and MAPS Handbook are for those who have been using PATH and MAPS and similar planning processes for days, months or even decades. We also welcome new practitioners who want to make a difference in people’s lives. The course will include demonstrations of PATH and MAPS, as well as team practice. There will be opportunities for in-depth conversations on the framework and thinking underneath the new materials. This will strengthen facilitators in their work. We will explore facilitation practice and values. We believe the course will be particularly useful as well for folks who will be mentoring/ coaching other facilitators.
We are trying to keep the group small, with a proposed limit of 25 people. We have learned a great deal by having the privilege of seeing the ‘evolution’ of practices around the world. The training we offer continues to change and deepen through our learning. If you have not been to any of our education events for some time, this is an opportunity to experience the leading edge of our practice and learning. The MAPS and PATH ‘update’, reflects some of the learnings we have garnered from many of you along these journeys. The content is gleaned and distilled from the accumulated wisdom of many of our collective experiences -constantly evolving by refining and updating core principles that remain unaltered and true. Early on, we thought this Handbook book would ‘replace’ existing PATH & MAPS books. It will not ! !
It is another stage of evolution. We are adding richness, not deleting capacity.
We hope many of you will be able to join us in our exploration of this update, and new and deeper learning so that we can benefit from our collective wisdom as we move forward. Issues to be explored:
• Underlying Values
• Community building
• PATH and MAPS practice and facilitation
• Skill building to get stronger