1-Day Workshop

Honoring Personhood

Contact Info:

call (414) 258-3649


email:  marsha.poulsen@actionpact.com



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8:30 AM TO 3:30 PM

Lunch and snacks included

Create a Culture that Honors Personhood for Residents and Staff


When everyone feels honored, residents experience a good daily life, filled with meaning and value -- a life where they both give and receive. Staff teams thrive in a healthier organization where people work together better.   In such an environment they love their work and are excited about growing and contributing.


Throughout the workshop, we will examine existing systems and how they either deny or honor personhood.


One example is the initial assessment, which is often overwhelming, does not take the person‘s experience into consideration and creates added stress for the person moving in as well as their care partners. We’ll talk about how to soften that process, to ensure that it welcomes the person and honors their personhood.


 After this workshop participants will be able to

  •     Explore a variety of attributes of self, practice how we access those attributes, plan how to use those with those we serve
  •     Recognize and experience interactive approaches that either support or detract from personhood
  •     Discuss the elements of common values; self awareness; and home as vital to honoring personhood
  •     Practice approaches to learning who people are, problem solve



Megan has provided insight and support around quality of life, dementia care, leadership, and change facilitation for over 25 years. She has held leadership roles with both Eden Alternative International and The Pioneer Network, where she is on the Board of Directors and was President from 2009 to 2012. She has presented numerous state, national and international conferences including the World Congress on Alzheimer’s, and the International Eden Alternative conference. Megan developed Action Pact’s signature train the trainer program, PersonFirst®, including the workbook and video titled Becoming Who They Were.


Continuing education: The National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators (NAB) has approved this program for 6 participant/credit hours.


 Lunch will be provided.


Registration fee is $120 for a single registration or $99 each for multiple participants from the same community.

Information on dates and locations at right. To find out how your organization can host/co-sponsor this workshop, call (414) 258-3649 or email [email protected].


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