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collaboration rocks!

June 16, 2012

Interesting – the category “collaboration” has risen to the top of the pile for reader interest – this is great as we LOVE partnerships. Today we worked with partners from BACI, PosAbilities, the Family Support Institute, B. C. Association for Community Living, B.C. Self Advocacy Foundation, B.C. People First, the Esatta Co-op and the B.C.A.C.L. Caucus. What a great day!

101 Ways to Make Friends

About a year ago our agency, Spectrum, began a project that came out of our strategic planning sessions.  Out those sessions – eleven of them with more than a hundred different stakeholders came this goal, #2 of 5:

2. Shifting to a more person-directed approach to service Spectrum Society will continue to shift its focus from agency directed to person directed services, with 40% of persons served directing their own services by 2013 in partnership with their support network.

We decided a good way to accomplish this would be to begin with a small number of folks who wanted to help us problem-solve as they worked towards their own goals of directing their supports, and work towards three things: finding out what was stopping people from directing their services, creating models and stories of success, supporting a small group of people to go viral throughout the agency and support a…

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  1. Jerry Laidlaw permalink
    June 16, 2012 4:31 am

    yes it was awassom learnt lots about meadia

  2. June 16, 2012 2:38 pm

    Wow – what a powerhouse and what a privilege it must be to work with such an wonderful group!

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