12th Annual

The California Gathering for Person Centered Practices 2021

Using Person-Centered Practices
to create the lives we desire in an ever-changing world

About The Gathering

You will enjoy three days of interactive learning, sharing and connecting. You will quickly realize this is like no other learning event as you make connections that will last a lifetime.

There will be time to listen to others share their learning within large groups, participate in small groups and have casual conversations about topics you’re most interested in related to Person-Centered Practices, Thinking and Planning. This year we are excited to offer an opportunity to offer sessions in Spanish.

Join us to reflect on what we have learned during the pandemic, ways to support and celebrate each other, and reimagine all that may be possible in an ever-changing world.

Day 1

Join us to reflect on all that we have learned over these last few years about ourselves, others, services and our community.

You will have the opportunity to reflect on your experiences and what brings balance and meaning for you. You will be invited to take a deep dive into listening to others, and what emerges from the collective group and from within you. We will reflect on how Person-Centered Practices has assisted us and how it can continue to serve us, those we support and our communities going forward. We will practice seeing things from fresh perspectives, drawing on insights learned on Day One, helping us to let go of things that do not serve us well and reflect on the possibilities that await us.

Day 2

Explore ways to support and celebrate each other.

You will have the opportunity to explore what has purpose and meaning for yourself and reconnect to your strengths and passion, while also connecting with others. Discover new ways to identify what matters most to you and those around you. Staying grounded in the way we use Person-Centered Practices the conversations and shared learning experiences can help access our, routines, gifts, skills, wisdom and deeper levels of humanity allowing us to reconnect back to the heart of the work, creating opportunities for creativity, collaboration and a call to action.

Day 3

Discover the many possibilities and opportunities ahead in our ever-changing world.

You will be invited to crystallize your vision and intention towards an emerging future of possibility and promise, to reimagine what more is possible. We will explore collectively what it means to create a world that works for each person to live their best possible life. Together we will acknowledge how our own gifts and skills can contribute to furthering our higher purpose.

Why Attend?

  • Connect with others and grow your skills
  • Learn and share your learning about Person Centered Thinking, Planning and Practices
  • Meet and connect with other like-minded individuals to share learning
  • And if you’re a certified PCT Trainer, attending a TLCPCP Gathering will help you maintain your trainer certification.

What You
Will Get

  • 3 days of engaging online presentations and conversations with a diverse group of participants and presenters knowledgeable in the realm of person-centered practices.
  • Access to valuable resources and recordings from all the sessions.
  • Opportunities to network and connect with fellow provider agencies, regional centers, individuals and families, state and national organizations, advocacy groups, Person-Centered Thinking Trainers and others committed to person-centered practices.

KeyCast Events

Podcast-style mini-keynote presentations on topics important to our community.

The Ink is Never Dry

The Arc of Fresno / Madera Counties

Connective Tools for Self-Directed Resources

Public Partnership &
Path Forward Facilitation

NADSP Code of Ethics for Direct Support Professionals

John Raffaele, National Alliance of Direct Support Professionals

Other Sessions Include

Past Event Highlights


Join Us!

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with others who are passionate about person-centered practices.

Event Hosts

The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices

The Arc Oregon

Technical Requirements

To make the most of your online experience, you'll need the following:

  • Reliable internet access
  • Computer with video camera and microphone
  • Headphones and/or a quiet location to learn and engage in large group and partner conversations with the video camera on is recommended.
  • Participants need to be able to use our online meeting platform called Zoom
  • Ability to download and view handout materials if desired as there will be no printed materials provided.

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