PATH as a Community Building Tool

I love that my job involves getting out and about to meet and engage with our diverse community . Beth and I headed to Logan to spend time with the team at Helping Hands and introduce to them to the PATH process.

PATH is a creative planning tool which starts in the future and works backwards to an outcome of first (beginning) steps that are possible and positive. It is excellent for team building. It has been used to mediate conflicts. It is loved by people who actually want to change the ways we currently work. It is very results oriented.

Jack Pearpoint – co-founder of the PATH process

So true are these words from Jack Pearpoint, a founder of the PATH process! 

2 women and 4 men stand in front of a cream coloured wall on which a graphical PATH plan is hanging.
Beth with Helping Hands community leaders

We thank the community leaders from Helping Hands in Logan, Queensland for providing us with knowledge and understanding of the cultural norms of the Arabic, Somali, Berber, Amharic, Oromo, Igbo, Swahili, Hausa, Manding, Fulani and Yoruba language groups during this PATH training

Beth and I gained much knowledge and insight into how the PATH process could potentially enhance and strengthen future planning with people with a disability from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities.

It was also a pleasure to share our knowledge and stories of the PATH process during this workshop.

Matthew Armstrong
Community Engagement and Development

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