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The way we listen is fateful. It makes the difference between a person-centered planning meeting that just re-cycles old news while it does the service system’s business and a process that reveals new possibilities and energizes commitment to action that will change the lives of everyone in the planning circle in good ways.

Use the table (you can see it by click on the link below) to reflect on the level of listening* you experienced in a person-centered planning meeting. Stop after the meeting and see which of the statements comes closest to describing how it went for you, what you noticed about the whole group’s listening, and what you came away with. Journal about what you learn from your reflection.

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