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Learning opportunities

Learning Journey

Re-Imagining Waiver Supports

Sangha Unity Network, Inc. (SUN), with funding from The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, launched a Learning Journey led by Michelle Schwartz, M.Ed. CCC-Sp, and Katie Chandler, LCSW. This Learning Journey is designed for DBHDD provider agencies who seek to further commit to a foundation of supporting self-advocates and person-centered practices. It is a 6-month commitment that offers an opportunity for personal growth for each individual participant and collective discovery for provider organizations.

Power of Communication

This interactive workshop can be designed for one-day or two-day participation either in-person or virtually. Participants will come away with a better understanding of the function and uses of communication and how we think about the power of communication in our everyday life. The skill sets learned in this workshop will support the goals and expectations of DBHDD and the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule community-based system of care by supporting people to live and work as independently as possible in the least restrictive inclusive setting as possible.

Power of People

This interactive workshop can be designed for one-day or two-day participation either in-person or virtually. Participants will come away with a better understanding of what it means to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to be heard, respected, and valued members and citizens of their communities. The skill sets learned in this workshop will support the goals and expectations of DBHDD and the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule community-based system of care by supporting people to live and work as independently as possible in the least restrictive inclusive setting as possible.

Graphic Facilitation

Graphic Facilitation is a practice that enhances what is being said and heard in any given conversation or event. This interactive workshop can be designed for one-day or two-day participation either in-person or virtually. The process brings ideas to life and can help add structure to the dialogue. With graphic facilitation you will have a visual record of conversations that is useful in bringing change forward, whether around goal-setting or strategic planning. You might consider graphic facilitation as visual storytelling in real time. We will work with your organization to determine your needs.

Rise Up, Speak Out

This workshop was created by the Uniting for Change Leadership Collective to teach and welcome self-advocates from all over Georgia. The hope of Uniting for Change is that participating in this workshop will be an opportunity for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to learn, connect with one another and become more comfortable speaking up as an advocate to let people know their hopes and dreams and how they would like to be supported. The skill sets learned in this workshop, both by self advocates and their allies and supporters,  will assist in moving forward with the goals and expectations of DBHDD and the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule community-based system of care.

Growing Community:

Building a Bigger We

This interactive one day workshop can be designed for either in-person or virtual participation. Participants will come away with a better understanding of how to identify and use community assets in building community from resources that are already present and waiting to be found. This interactive workshop will provide each participant a set of principles and practices that can be used to see the community around people as a glass half full with of assets, rather than half empty with needs. By building relationships, strengths and capacities grow. 

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