Manager training - a reading list

Tim Keilty of New Prospects, a Citizen Network group member based in the North East of England, has put together a list of resources that they use when training their managers.

Things we consider and discuss

Resources and a leisurely reading list

The PATH & MAPS Handbook. Person-Centred Ways to Build Community by John O’Brien, Jack Pearpoint, Jack and Lynda Kahn (2010, Inclusion Press)

A Little Book About Person Centered Planning – Ways to think about person-centered planning, its limitations, the conditions for its success Editors John O’Brien and Connie Lyle O’Brien (1998, Inclusion Press)

Make a difference: A guidebook for person-centered support by John O’Brien and Beth Mount (2005, Inclusion Press)

SSR Supporting Social Roles by John O’Brien (2010, Inclusion Press)

visit the Inclusion Press website:

The Importance of Belonging by David Pitonyak visit:

Choosing What Matters – getting a life not just services by Heather Simmons visit:

And, from the Centre for Welfare Reform:


Web links

For a really good illustrated exploration of John O’Brien’s 5 valued experiences and service accomplishments see:

For background to normalisation and Social Role valorisation see Social Role Valorization Theory and the Principle of Normalization by Raymond Lemay via:

Everyone has access to Open Future Learning and has done the Working on the Inside Module by Kate Fulton and also modules by David Pitonyak plus more, visit:


Training | 15.02.17

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