Break Out Session: Promoting Choice and Positive Control

This session will provide an overview of some best practices and Person Centered Thinking skills that help to promote a person’s ability to have choice and positive control in their life. This includes ways that we can empower different ways  of communicating and decision making. We will review examples and share our own experiences. Participants will also be invited to learn from each other to explore what we have tried and share what we have learned in our work.

About Roy


A recognized leader in the field of developmental services and organizational development in person centered practices, Roy brings more than 35 years of experience to bear as he works to further person centered thinking practices.


As Executive Director, Roy dedicated more than 20 years to advancing the capacity of Community Bridges, a major non-profit based in Concord, New Hampshire, earning accreditation from the Council on Quality & Leadership while growing the organization.

In recent years, he served as the division director for the State of Vermont. He has completed Executive Education program courses at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government on performance measurement and leadership decision making and at the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Institute on strategic perspectives for nonprofit management. He is a credentialed mentor trainer with The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices.