Person-centered Essentials

Member $198.00
Non-Member $219.00

This training is intended for staff who directly support people experiencing disability and will provide practical skills to implement person-centred services for the people your organization supports. 

Person-centred Essentials is delivered throughout the year in both in-person and live virtual formats. 

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Person-centred Essentials

Person-centred Essentials is an interactive training that profiles a variety of creative tools and techniques used in the disability service sector. This in-person session will help to improve your ability to deliver personalized support in your daily work through the discovery of what is important to a person, the way they communicate and make decisions, and how to best support them.  

Interested in hosting a session at your organization?

SARC Learning Central’s facilitators can bring this session to your organization! This session can be delivered to a group of employees at your organization in-person or virtually. Contact us today!

In this session, you will learn:

  • The components of a person-centred culture and what this may look like for people you support
  • Your role in fostering person-centred culture and the benefits of providing person-centred services
  • The skills, tools, and techniques used to facilitate person-centred thinking and planning
  • The concept of dignity of risk and ideas to consider when supporting people to make choices that may be difficult

Lori Morphy, Trainer/Resource Developer – Service Delivery, SARC

Lori Morphy has more than 15 years of experience in the Disability Service sector in a variety of roles, including involvement in disability sports and adapted physical activity programs, work as a Direct Support Professional, assistant coordinator with Disability Support Services at the University of Alberta, and coordinator for mentorship and employment programs for youth experiencing disability.

Lori holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Master of Arts in Physical Education, both specializing in physical activity for people experiencing disability.  She has taught post-secondary courses in adapted physical activity, health education, human growth and development, and therapeutic activities through the University of Alberta and Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

Lori joined SARC in 2018 as a Trainer and Resource Developer.  In 2019 she received TLR and PART Instructor certification from the Saskatchewan Association for Safe Workplaces in Health. In 2020 she completed training as an NTG Affiliate Provincial Trainer for the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices – Canada (NTG-Canada).  She brings energy, enthusiasm, and an interactive approach to all programs that she facilitates, and she looks forward to sharing her knowledge with others. Lori has also contributed to the development of several of SARC’s training programs and resources.

Lori has a keen interest in person-centred practice. Her master’s research focused on the experience of choice for adults experiencing disability. She continues to build her knowledge in person-centred work, and recently completed training in Person-centred Thinking, Personalization of Care and Support Plans, and Person-centred Risk through Helen Sanderson and Associates. She applies this knowledge as a facilitator for SARC’s Person-centred Essentials training.

Lori and her husband have two young children, and she enjoys spending her time being active in gymnastics and many outdoor activities. She is an active community member, working as a gymnastics coach for athletes experiencing disability, rhythmic gymnastics coach, and volunteering for various community events.

COMPASS funding is available to SARC Regular and Associate Members, as well as Affiliate Members with CLSD funding.

COMPASS funding will cover the registration fees for two (2) of your organization’s employees, per fiscal year, to take Person-centred Essentials.

In order to receive this funding, organizations must:

  1. Register up to two (2) employee(s) at your organization for the training. 
  2. Use your COMPASS code at check-out to access this training at no cost. 
  3. Have the employee complete the immediate session evaluation which will be emailed to them. 
  4. Have the employee complete the follow-up session evaluation which will be emailed to them. 

As a requirement of CLSD COMPASS funding, SARC must report on training satisfaction rates. As a result, we ask that all learners complete individual program evaluations immediately upon finishing any training, as well as within three (3) to four (4) months of completion. Your feedback will also be used to ensure that SARC continues to provide the best training possible.

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