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We work with people who have learning difficulties and their families to:
- assist people to plan positive changes in their lives
- support groups to speak out about issues that are important to them
- provide training and consultancy on person centred planning, inclusion and citizenship to staff, self-advocates, and families
Click on the links below to find out more about EDG and the work we do:
Training courses from EDG!
DARE TO DREAM – facilitating MAP and PATH
Edinburgh Development Group is delighted to offer this exciting and popular 4 day course again in 2013! Person Centred Planning is a brilliant and empowering way to help people plan for good, contributing lives and a great starting point for folk wanting to Self-Direct their support. MAP and PATH are dynamic, visual and creative planning styles well suited to enable groups to make organisational change as well as helping individuals transform their lives. The 2013 course will integrate the most up-to-date learning on MAP and PATH and include the latest Workbook on these tools published by Inclusion Press.
The course will take place at the Ellersley House Hotel, Edinburgh. The dates are 31 October, 1, 14 & 15 November 2013. We have held the course costs to the original 2008 rate of £360 for the 4 days, inclusive of all refreshments and Workbook to accompany the course. Dare to Dream will be led by Steve Coulson and Helen Wright who share a wealth of experience of training and practicing person centred planning and community building.
For more details contact Steve on 0131 476 0522 or email him at email@example.com.
You can also download the following:
What people have said about Dare to Dream…
- Encouraging, inspiring, challenging - June Jones, Careers Scotland
- Value for money – training I can use (at last) ethical and not rocket science - Catherine Smith LAC, Perth & Kinross Council
- I thought this was the best course I have been on for many years - Paul Anstee – Mencap, Essex
- I loved it...the rapport between the facilitators and the whole group itself, everyone had something to contribute - Yvonne Stone, ENABLE, Scotland
Better Graphics for Beginners - 7 October 2013
Are you interested in learning about Graphic Facilitation? This exciting way of working can be used in Person Centred Planning, but also in meetings, conferences and workshops too. It's a great, dynamic way to record what's happening and what people are saying.
If you would like to join us to develop your Graphic skills we will be running a one day workshop on Monday 7 October from 10am until 4pm in Edinburgh (venue to be confirmed).
Brilliant Graphics for Beginners - 15 October 2012
A dynamic and practical one-day course led by EDG’s Helen Wright which will give participants a sound grounding in graphic facilitation and toolbox of graphic images to use in person centred planning, group work, organisational development and more. This course costs £90 including lunch. As a special package this course can be purchased alongside the Dare to Dream course for only £400 (5 days training).
What's New with MAPS and PATH? - 8 November 2012
This is a new one-day course designed for graduates of pre-2012 Dare to Dream or other person centred planning facilitation courses, which aims to update knowledge on the latest ideas in working with MAPS and PATH from the founders at Inclusion Press. This unique course will be led by Steve Coulson and Linda Keys and cost £90 including lunch and refreshments.
All three courses will be held at the Ellersley House Hotel, 4 Ellersley Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6HZE
For more details contact Steve Coulson on 0131 476 0522 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Speak Out Group on Film!
The Big Plan on Film!
EDG run a community circle and we would love you to join us! We got the idea from our friend Lois Smidt at Beyond Welfare in Iowa, USA.
We meet monthly (the second Tuesday of the month, 5.30 - 8pm) and have a meal together, followed by a relaxed meeting where we all sit in a circle. The idea of the meal and the meeting is to help people get to know one another, so all of us are better connected and more able to contribute (as well as all having people to turn to if we need a hand). Have a look at our flyer:North Edinburgh Community Circle flyer (pdf)
Our friends at Beyond Welfare have been running their circle for over 13 years now, and you can watch a clip about it at their website: www.beyondwelfare.orgWe meet at North Edinburgh Arts Centre.
If you would like to find out more, please email Linda or call 0131 476 0522. It is helpful to know if you are coming along to the meeting so that we can plan for the food.
Linda has written an article about the work we have done in setting up the circle. We hope it will make for interesting reading, and perhaps some useful ideas if you are thinking of setting up a community circle of your own. You can read the article by clicking here (pdf)