What is a PATH?

About PATH

PATH is a creative planning tool that uses both process and graphic facilitation to create a shared vision of a positive future for individuals, families, teams and whole organisations. PATH draws on people’s ability to visualise different futures and to plan backwards from a future vision or dream and tell stories about how that vision can come into being.

The PATH session will be led by two trained facilitators – a process facilitator who guides people through the stages and ensures that the person is at the centre throughout, and a graphic facilitator who creates a large graphic record of each of the steps in the PATH.

The key outcomes of a PATH are as follows:

  • A shared vision within the group of a positive future for the pathfinder
  • A commitment to invest in moving towards this future
  • A sense of how to do this

This tool, like MAP, uses both process and graphic facilitation to help a group develop a shared vision and plan what they will need to do together to move towards that vision.

Course introduction

Colin teaching

Hi, I’m Colin Newton - Psychologist and Director at Inclusive Solutions. Together with Elliot Newton - Psychologist/Facilitator we run this course for you. We are grateful to practitioners in Bristol for bringing this training to life.

We learned this way of working directly from the creators Jack Pearpoint, Marsha Forest and John O'Brien.


Read more about Inclusive Solutions here: https://inclusive-solutions.com/about-us/

Course Curriculum

What's included

Lifetime access to the course you have purchased

And a selection of downloadable web resources

Access to a private online community of students and experts

Certification upon course completion

Hear from some of our students

psychologist appreciates
Person centred planning approach that really works!

'I found it a really useful process. When working with families and struggling to bring the strengths out a process like this really work well. There are clear actions and a direction to which we can all work to achieve.'

Circle of Adults Book
This training goes really well with our book of the same name - available to you for 30% less than the retail cost just for participating in this course! Available from www.inclusive-solutions.com

Simply email [email protected] with your course reference and we will send a discounted copy!

Visually Impaired Youth Worker appreciates this approach
Creative way of working with a range of agencies to create a plan or strategy for the future.

'I think it was a brilliant way to gather together a strategy and move forward. Great as it involves outside facilitation to open up ideas.'

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When will I get access to the course and curriculum?

As soon as you have signed up/made payments

Can I cancel my ongoing payments?

Yes, you may cancel at any time!

Will I be charged more in future months?

No, you will be charged the price you signed up for

Will I get a certificate?

Certificates will be available upon course completion

Can I get a refund if I am unhappy with my purchase?

If you are unsatisfied with your courses within 30 days please reach out to us for a refund

Discount is available for groups- the bigger the group, the greater the discount!

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Join this course today and benefit from years of person centred planning experiences!