Registration open – Enhancing Person Centered Outcomes through the LifeCourse Framework

May 14, 2021

Registration open – Enhancing Person Centered Outcomes through the LifeCourse Framework

Beginning in June, the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services is resuming its three-part webinar training series providing information and techniques to aid in the development of meaningful outcomes through the Person-Centered Individualized Support Plan by utilizing LifeCourse principles and tools. With each session, we will explore and demonstrate how practicing the thinking and using the tools will result in a plan that is meaningful, appropriate, and supports the individual in living their best life.

This training is open to individuals, families, case managers and waiver service providers. All attendees can expect to learn more about their valued role as a member of the Individualized Support Team and how they influence the development and success of a plan that is strength based, person centered and utilizes integrated supports.

The training series includes three webinars which are held on the first three Friday mornings of each month from 10 a.m. to noon EDT. Registrations are only accepted for the entire series and require a commitment to attend all three sessions. Participation in each session is limited to the first 50 registrants. Session descriptions are included below:

Session descriptions:

  • Session one – PCISP and the LifeCourse Framework 101
    The first session in the series focuses on understanding the basics of the LifeCourse Framework and how it connects to meaningful Person-Centered Individualized Support Plans.
  • Session two – Making it Person Centered
    The second session in the series focuses on strategies and practices all team members can use to ensure PCISPs are truly person-centered.
  • Session three – Building on Strengths
    The third and final session in the series focuses on tips, tricks, and tools that all team members can use to identify strengths and use them as an essential building block for the PCISP.

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for each session they attend. Participants who attend all three sessions and complete a sample portfolio will receive a “PCISP Basics Proficiency Certification”. Additional details about this option will be shared as part of the training series.

Interested individuals may register for their preferred series by completing and submitting a registration form, available by clicking here. As a reminder, registration is limited to the first 50 registrants per series. Any registrations received after the series is full will be placed on a wait list.

If you previously attended the training series, and need to make-up a missed session, please email Kim Opsahl at