About the 2023 Gathering
The 2023 Gathering will be offered as a hybrid event meaning participants and presenters will have the option to attend either in-person in St. Louis, Missouri OR remotely! The venue for this year’s Gathering is limited to 200 in-person participants.
To ensure anyone can join the event, we plan to offer a remote option for joining that would allow participants to view select sessions remotely, connect with other community members and enjoy the best parts of this event from the comfort of their own homes. Presenters also have the ability to present either in person or remotely as well.
Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist® & Author
July 18, 2023 from 10:30-11:45am CDT
Cheryl Ryan Chan
Public Speaker, Trainer, Community Organizer, Person-Centered Practitioner, Facilitator, Change Agent, Positive Agitator
July 19, 2023 from 10:45-11:45am CDT
Being Person-Centered in a System-Centered World
Self Advocate and Co-Founder of the British Columbia Self Advocate Leadership Network Society
July 20, 2023 from 10:45-11:45am CDT
Breaking Down Barriers: Going from Living in a Group Home to Working in a Group Home
Everyone is welcome! This is the signature gathering of person-centered trainers, mentors and peers that support people with I/DD across the globe. The Gathering offers something for everyone!
TLCPCP Gatherings Include:
Brief updates on the overall state of the larger learning community, trainer & mentor updates.
Lots of opportunities to share using collaborative activities such as Learning Marketplaces, World Cafes, and more traditional breakout sessions.
Freedom and flexibility to participate in ways that are meaningful to you. We always say you can “vote with your feet.” If you find yourself in a session that is not resonating with you, no one will be offended if you leave to find a better fit.
Casual and style. Many of us break out our shorts and flip flops, others of us wear our stylish business casual. Do you. Be comfortable.
Fun and silliness and lots of hugs.
Opportunities to contribute. We are a community of volunteers. Jump in; offer to help and get to know some new people.