March 2022: Person Centred Planning using PATH

16TH AND 17TH MARCH 2022

Join us for 1 or for 2 days ‘hands on’ training about Person Centred Planning in this intriguing Jazz venue in the heart of Nottingham City. We explore the values, tools and processes that can be used with a person not done to or for them. PATH is a respectful planning process that focuses on capacity and contribution.

Our team will be facilitating a training workshop where we take care of you. We’ve created two days of learning that invite creativity, connection, and collaboration. A space that makes you feel welcomed, safe, and valued.

PATH is not simply a ‘SEND’ process, it can be used successfully with disabled or challenging children, young people or adults in a range of situations.

Day 1 will give participants an understanding of the values that underpin the PATH process and a chance to witness this process being facilitated by Colin and Derek.

  • An overview of the values of person centred practice: we will emphasise the power of the Dream to give a sense of direction and purpose: the search for capacity as the guiding premise of planning with PATH; the role of natural supports in committing to the plan and making it happen; the building of relationships and connections as key ingredients of planning with PATH; the importance of graphics to bring the dream into view; the importance of ‘ordinary needs’ being met in planning for a good life; the person and their family and friends at the centre of the planning
  • Graphic and Process Facilitation: a detailed breakdown of the skills needed to facilitate the process (ask the questions) and graphic the group’s responses.
  • A live demonstration of the PATH process: witness the full PATH process facilitated with a member of the training group.
We specialise in autism in mainstream schools, inclusion of students with disabilities, education psychology, autism education, community building and training on inclusion.

Day 2 focuses on the facilitation skills you will need to do this If you attend for 2 days you will leave with an understanding of all the skills needed to facilitate the PATH process in your own settings – the rest will be practice, practice, practice…

  • In-depth coaching on both the process and graphic facilitation aspects of using PATH. There will be opportunities to try out new skills with supportive coaching in a safe and nurturing environment and a full exploration of your ‘What If?’ questions


The training will be run by Colin Newton and Derek Wilson whose work on Inclusion, Person Centred Planning, Creating Circles of Friends and Circle of Adults is internationally valued. You can opt to attend for Day 1 only or attend for both days (pricing below).


COSTS (prices include VAT)


Day 1

Days 1 and 2




Trainees, Students, Unwaged and Parents



Apply by completing THIS FORM and emailing ( or posting to: Inclusive Solutions, 23 Playford Rd, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 5QZ

         Tel: 01473 437590 or 0115 9556045

(For those attending for both days, Colin and Derek are happy to offer email support and coaching over time to individuals as they begin to facilitate PATHs in the course of their work. A free copy of our recent Book: ‘Person Centred Planning Together’ (2016) will also be given to those attending for 2 days) 

Drinks will be available throughout the day plus a light lunch on both days. As a bonus – Come and enjoy a lunchtime of live jazz with renowned pianist Paul Deats. 



Peggy’s Skylight
3 George Street

The venue – by night is a nationally famous Jazz bar and restaurant –  is within 10 mins walking distance of Nottingham Railway Station and there is also NCP Parking nearby (Stoney Street or Fletchergate Car Parks) Paul Deats the club owner will be playing piano jazz at the venue during our lunchtimes.

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