The Minnesota Department of Human Services is working with the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota to offer training for people interested in becoming person-centered thinking trainers.
The selection committee (DHS staff and mentors from The Learning Community for Person-Centered Practices) will select up to eight applicants to take the training. Applications are open to:
- Employees of counties and tribal nations
- People participating in regional training efforts
- Employees of provider agencies of any size and service type
- Representatives of advocacy organizations
- People who receive services
The selection committee will give priority consideration to applicants connected to and able to reach culturally and ethnically diverse audiences.
The trainings will begin in March and should complete in July. Successful trainees typically spend more than 100 hours in training, including orientation, observation, self-study and leading two-day training sessions.
Appendix 1 in the application lists dates of training that applicants should save until final schedules are set.
Applications are due Feb. 9. To apply and read more about person-centered thinking training, visit the Positive Supports Minnesota webpage.
DHS will hold several conference calls to answer questions about the application and the process of becoming a trainer. Applicants are welcome, but not required to attend.
Calls will be on Jan. 30 at 3 p.m. and Feb. 6 at 10 a.m.
Attendees may call (866) 865-2157 and, when prompted, enter code 1499311852.