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Face-to-Face, Online, or Both?
Face-to-Face
General Type of Method
Planning
Collaborative approaches
Typical Purpose
Develop the civic capacities of individuals, communities, and/or civil society organizations
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of government and public bodies
Spectrum of Public Participation
Involve
Links
What is PATH Strategic Planning?
Videos
PATH: Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope
Open to All or Limited to Some?
Open to All With Special Effort to Recruit Some Groups
Number of Participants
Medium size groups
Types of Interaction Among Participants
Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation
Acting, Drama, or Roleplay
Facilitation
Yes
Decision Methods
General Agreement/Consensus
Voting
Scope of Implementation
Neighbourhood
City/Town
Level of Polarization This Method Can Handle
Moderate polarization
Level of Complexity This Method Can Handle
Moderate Complexity

METHOD

Planning Alternative Tomorrows With Hope (PATH)

Face-to-Face, Online, or Both?
Face-to-Face
General Type of Method
Planning
Collaborative approaches
Typical Purpose
Develop the civic capacities of individuals, communities, and/or civil society organizations
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of government and public bodies
Spectrum of Public Participation
Involve
Links
What is PATH Strategic Planning?
Videos
PATH: Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope
Open to All or Limited to Some?
Open to All With Special Effort to Recruit Some Groups
Number of Participants
Medium size groups
Types of Interaction Among Participants
Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation
Acting, Drama, or Roleplay
Facilitation
Yes
Decision Methods
General Agreement/Consensus
Voting
Scope of Implementation
Neighbourhood
City/Town
Level of Polarization This Method Can Handle
Moderate polarization
Level of Complexity This Method Can Handle
Moderate Complexity
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Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope, or PATH, is a participatory planning process which places people at the center, allowing participants to develop a vision and a means to accomplish it via graphic facilitation of ideas.

Problems and Purpose

Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope (PATH), is a participatory, person-centered planning process that uses graphic facilitation to convey ideas and develop steps to realize them. The process is meant to build excitement around a vision: a necessary feature of planning workshops that seek to inspire creativity and out-of-the-box thinking.  

Origins and Development

 PATH, is a participatory, person-centered planning process developed by Jack Pearpoint, Marsha Forrest, and John O’Brien. 

Participant Recruitment and Selection

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How it Works: Process, Interaction, and Decision-Making

PATH facilitators spend an average of 40 hours in class, including practical application, and the reception of peer and instructor feedback. Facilitators trained in the graphic arts may also be present during the process. 

Influence, Outcomes, and Effects

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Analysis and Lessons Learned

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See Also

Seeking the Meaningful Inclusion of People with Disabilities: Hearts & Hands’ PATH Process in L’Arche Antigonish (Nova Scotia)

References

Employment First,"What is PATH Strategic Planning?," Ohio Department of Disabilities, https://ohioemploymentfirst.org/up_doc/What_is_PATH_Strategic_Planning.pdf

External Links

http://www.imaginebetter.co.nz/what-we-offer/planning/path/

https://northstarfacilitators.com/the-path-process/

http://www.ohioemploymentfirst.org/up_doc/What_is_PATH_Strategic_Planning.pdf

https://inclusive-solutions.com/person-centred-planning/path/

http://pcp.sonoranucedd.fcm.arizona.edu/resources/person-centered-planning-tools/path

Notes

Lead image: Betty Thompson https://goo.gl/5uVMG1