Person-Centered Planning

Person-centered planning is an approach used to support individuals in making decisions and creating plans that reflect their unique preferences, goals, and aspirations. It emphasizes the importance of the individual's voice, autonomy, and self-determination in shaping their lives.  The overall aim of person-centered planning is to support individuals in achieving a meaningful and fulfilling life based on their choices and aspirations. It promotes dignity, self-determination, and respect for individual values and preferences.

Because there are various ways to implement a person-centered planning approach, the MWPBIS Network now offers a year-long training and technical assistance series combining Wraparound, PATH, and MAP.  This different approach will allow the facilitator to choose from different types of person-centered planning based on the youth and family’s needs.  These three types of approaches are briefly described below.

Through the 2023-24 school year, participants will learn three different processes (Wraparound, PATH, and MAP) and then be expected to identify a youth and family to engage in one of the three person-centered planning processes.  

This intensive and active training series is intended for people who want to ‘do’ person-centered planning.  This is not a training where you come and only learn about the processes.  This training series will work if we have at least 10 participants identify a youth and participate in learning and gaining support from others doing the work.  There will be tasks to do with a youth and family between training dates.  

*We know that district coaches or administrators often would like to join the training and aren’t able to work with a youth and family.  If you are a district coach and would like to participate, please email Ami Flamminni ( separately to discuss how best to make this fit for you.

We have the dates and times scheduled and listed below.  We will soon have the registration posted on our website.  As you look through the dates and times (all in CST), we encourage you to ensure the facilitator is prepared to participate in the entire series.   Due to confidentiality, the training series will not be recorded.

Since this is an all-new approach, we know people may have questions and want time to discuss the series.  We are more than happy to schedule a Zoom meeting with you and answer your questions.  Please email Ami Flammini ( to set up a convenient time for you.

We hope you will join us in this new adventure!


Dates and times for the training

      October 31st              8:30am-3:00pm  

      November 1st            8:30am-3:00pm

      November 14th          8:30am-3:00pm 

      December 13th           8:30am-12:30pm

      January 17th              8:30am-12:30pm 

      February 9th               8:30am-12:30pm

      March 20th                8:30am-12:30pm 

      April 19th                  8:30am-12:30pm 

      May 8th                    8:30am-12:30pm 

                        ●      June 7th                    8:30am-12:30pm (Optional) 



The three types of person-centered planning mentioned above

Wraparound emphasizes collaboration, individualized care, and family-centered planning. It is designed to meet the unique needs and preferences of the individual and their family, considering their strengths, cultural background, and community resources.

PATH (Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope) is a person-centered planning process that facilitates creative and collaborative visioning and goal setting for individuals. It is a planning tool used to support individuals in identifying and working towards their desired future.

MAP (Making Action Plans) is another person-centered planning approach used to support individuals in identifying and achieving their goals. It is a structured process that focuses on action-oriented planning and implementation.