FAQ: Person-Centered Ways to Build Community with PATH and MAPS ~ NEW YEAR 2023

Our Intention

This course is a full-on experience for all of us. The pandemic squeezed us to attempt the course virtually. It keeps us learning and pushing our edges.

This will be a hands-on, collaborative learning experience for everyone. Together, we will create a learning community – so we need full attendance and presence. 

This FAQ is offered to clarify some of our hopes, intentions and expectations.

~ Lynda and Jack
Jack Pearpoint and Lynda Kahn, Course Guides 

COURSE DATES for the New Year 2023 workshop

Course times are posted in Eastern time/Toronto. We anticipate participants from different time zones and continents. Please use this World Clock to confirm the time in your location https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/

Five full days-  Each day, we will start at 9:30 am and end at 4:30 pm Eastern. The daily workshop will be in two blocks of 3 hours (with breaks) and one hour for lunch. 

MORNING SESSIONS: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Eastern;  BREAK 12:30-1:30 pm Eastern;   AFTERNOON SESSIONS: 1:30 pm -4:30 pm Eastern 

  • Tuesday, January 31, 2023, a two-hour Orientation Session from 9:30-11:30 am Eastern
  • Tuesday, February 7 (Listening Practices, Values; Circles of Support; Solution circles)
  • Wednesday, February 8 (Values, Listening Practices, PATH intro; PATH demonstration; Form PATH practice teams)
  • Thursday, February 9 (PATH Practice in teams, and more)
  • Tuesday, February 28 (Reconnecting, ‘Practice and Stretch’ Check-in; MAPS intro and MAPS Demonstration)
  • Wednesday, March 1 (MAPS Practice in teams)
  • Tuesday, March 21, a two hour Follow-up Session from 9:30 – 11:30 am Eastern



Upon your registration and confirmation of your preferred shipping address, we will ship you a course resource pack (included in your registration fee). There are three (3) course books (below), several person-centred posters, a Workshop Journal, and Learning Journey Booklet included.  Note: Standard shipping in North America is included. Expedited shipping and International shipping will be additional. Graphic supplies are at your own expense.  See our recommended list of supplies here.

GRAPHICS SUPPLIES and MATERIALS: Get your supplies before the course begins! Each participant will want to have a Sketch pad, water-colour/washable markers (thin and thicker chisel tip), soft chalk pastels, wall chart/ mural roll paper used in graphic facilitation for practice on wall space.  Supply list here.

PHOTO PHONE and MAIL DIRECTORY : We create a photo phone directory so we can find each other ongoing.  Thus each participant will be asked to confirm their preferred contact information, (including email and telephone (s), and to send us a headshot photo for our participant email directory. The Directory will only be shared with the group, so a selfie from your iPhone is just fine. 

ZOOM! !We will use Zoom so you need to download the most current version.  The course is designed so each person to be seen and heard on an individual Zoom screen, (not in a group). A laptop or iPad is preferable to a telephone for this course.

PADLET ~ We will use Padlet during the course to share resources and as a bulletin board and space to harvest our work together. Padlet is Free. Posts to padlet can also be made anonymously without an account.

Lu.ma: You will be asked to also ‘Register’ on an event management platform we are using, lu.ma. It sends a calendar save, session reminders and the Zoom link we are using in your local time zone. We will send the lu.ma link to each course participant.

How do I get the most from this course?

  • We encourage you to form an intention for your own learning journey in this course.  Bring Curiosity, an Open Mind, Open Heart and Open Will to your learning and engagement.
  • We expect you to step into 1 or 2 of the three main roles in the PATH and MAPS processes. The roles are: Focus Person of the PATH or MAP; Process Facilitator; and Graphic Facilitator. We will form small teams for PATH and MAPS practice (3 or 4 people), to engage everyone as fully as possible as we learn together.
  • There are suggested readings before and during the course.  There are readings outlines as guides.  Reading and reviewing will make a positive difference in your learning – especially before the demonstrations.  These readings are not overwhelming – but they are important. 
  • There is a time for practice between the PATH and MAPS sessions.   We hope that participants will do their best to ‘practice’ (hands-on engagement) with real people between sessions, if possible.  As a minimum – components of the conversational practices of PATH and MAPS and other facilitation practices we engage in through the course can be ‘practiced’ between sessions with your family, co-workers and beyond. 
  • We hope that people’s commitment is ongoing – with other participants and colleagues, and families. This course is an invitation and a challenge for deep engagement.  We hope you share that deep commitment.


  • Engage in and experience many facilitation practices together throughout the course.
  • Observe or participate in a PATH and MAPS demonstration with someone from the workshop.
  • Step into and experience at least one of the following 3 roles during the course: as the focus person of a PATH or MAPS process, graphic facilitator, or process facilitator.
  • Engage in practices and reflect on the learning.  There will be exercises in pairs and small breakout groups.  The course will have no more than 25 participants.  Prioritizing comfort and engagement, the sessions will include health and body breaks.
  • Stretch! We recognize, ‘The greatest learning is in the Stretch!‘ That is how we learn, stepping outside what’s the most comfortable for us. Participants should anticipate stepping up and taking a stretch during the course, entering into various roles that are part of the planning processes.
  • Use Padlet as a Harvest Board. Padlet is Free. Padlet Instructions (Google Chrome works best) 1.  Go to http://padlet.com/ 2.  Sign-up [suggest using a Padlet account, rather than Google or Facebook]3.  Once registered, sign-in. Posts to padlet can also be made anonymously without an account.
  • ‘Register’ on lu.ma – an event management platform we use. It will send timely reminders and the Zoom link we are use.
  • Receive a Course Overview and Outline, along with Zoom Tips and the materials list needed for graphics.

DO I NEED TO ATTEND all the days?

Yes. The course is not designed for partial attendance.

A FRAME for the course:

  • An Orientation (2 hours in advance of the first full day of the course);
  • An ‘Inhale’: three (3) days focused on foundations of facilitation, graphics, and PATH;
  • an ‘Exhale’ when we trust you will be practicing steps of PATH and/or other facilitation practices we experience together;
  • An ‘Inhale’: two (2) days focused on MAPS;
  • an ‘Exhale’ including practice; and
  • a final Check-in. 

We want you to enjoy your participation.  We also respect your schedules and are counting on you to be fully present for all sessions and to advise us if you are facing a time conflict.


  • A Course Overview and Outline will be shared with you with Zoom Tips and the materials needed for graphics.
  • Mostly we need you to be as present as you can be…so set yourself up with a comfortable chair, snacks and beverages.  If you were in Toronto, we would be offering ‘treats’ and snacking our way through the days!
  • Daily/ each time we meet, you’ll want to collect your course materials, writing journal and pens, markers, chalk, paper, and whatever you like to doodle with – because you will be joining us in creating doodles as we engage in graphic recording, facilitation and conversational practices throughout the course.


We offer a signed Certificate of Participation upon request. Inclusion Press does not certify facilitators or PATH and MAPS trainers. We will be pleased to discuss with interested practioners what we believe to be leading edge practice before offering coaching and mentoring to facilitators or before offering training courses within your organization.


$695 for the full workshop

$625 for people with disabilities/families and team rate per person of teams of 3 or more. The maximum team size is 4 team members.

Standard shipping in North America is included in your workshop registration fee. Expedited shipping and International shipping will be additional. Graphic supplies are at your own expense. 


We want to be as flexible as possible if you need to cancel your registration. With a course start date of January 31, 2023, for Orientation, enrolling participants and shipping materials to new participants requires lead time. We’ll do what we can as we know life happens! 

  • For teams enrolled, substitutions of participants are possible up to 2 weeks before course Orientation, January 17, 2023.  Please contact us immediately regarding any changes in participants: inclusionpress@inclusion.com.
  • For individual and team registrations, the course resource pack is non-refundable (the value of the books and materials list price is $125.00).  The discounted workshop cost is $85.00).
  • There is a non-refundable administrative fee of $45 .
  • Refunds for Cancellation Before December 15, 2022: Full registration fee refund or credit with Inclusion Press for courses or publications, with a deduction of a non-refundable administration fee of $45, and a course pack of $85.
  • Refunds for Cancellation up to December 20, 2022:  75% refund or credit with Inclusion Press for courses or publications, less administration fee of $45, and course pack $85.
  • Refunds for Cancellation up to January 5, 2023:  50% refund or credit with Inclusion Press for courses or publications, less administration fee of $45, and course pack $85.
  • After January 13, 2023, the registration fee is non-refundable. 
  • In the event of emergency issues, please contact us.