Hi All! We’ve been quiet for a while…tech updates haven’t been friendly with our blog, but we’re back at the PERFECT time!
A few things to share with you today:
Registration closes soon, so make sure you get registered right away! For those of you that are already registered…make sure you share with others so they can join in! (Click on the “Register Now” button to the right of this post!)
AGENDA!!! Wow, it’s going to be a great year. We’ll be going “Beneath the Surface” this year with topics like:
- Sharing status
- Breaking the system
- Technology (with real stories AND a traveling tech trailer!)
- Intentional supports
- and lots more goodness!
New this year: We still believe that our experts are in the room – – many of you will be sharing with us on the topics we just mentioned.
This year, we decided we wanted to seek out some additional experts…Dave Hingsburger will be joining us remotely for two sessions (don’t know about his work? Look him up. You seriously will not regret it.) and Richelle Frabotta will be joining us – she’s an amazing person who will be challenging us to evolve in our thinking. Download the agenda booklet so you can check out ALL the goodness:
That’s all for now! Can’t wait to see you at Deer Creek.
Click on the pic above or select the tab “join us” above to register for the 2018 gathering. Scholarship applications are also available at the join us menu.
Earlybird rate of $185 is available until June 6th.
Hi Gathering attendees! We’re so excited to see you on Monday. We’ve been made aware of some confusion regarding our start time. The gathering officially starts at 2:30pm, but we’d like everyone to get signed in and starting to settle around 2pm. We found something that had conflicting information…our apologies. If you can’t make it by 2pm on Monday, we understand. Our table hosts will catch you up when you get there!
Also, in case you missed it…this email went out today:
Bring a game along!
Hopefully you’ll be joining us for the evening fun on Monday, the 11th. Plan to pack your favorite game as this will be our night of connecting, having fun, and eating ice cream! Any type of game will do…board game, outdoor games, cards, whatever. Just remember. What happens at Gathering @ the Grove should likely stay at Gathering @ the Grove J.
Dress at Gathering @ the Grove is always very casual. Remember that we are staying at a state park. Plan to pack comfy clothes and shoes if you want to take advantage of any of the fun outdoor activities. Layers would be helpful as well, since we live in Ohio. Because we are an informal environment, be sure to leave your suit and title at home!
Check-in when you arrive
Hotel – If you’re staying overnight, be sure to bring a credit card with you for check-in. You can check-in to your rooms at 3pm.
Registration Table – Make sure you stop by our registration table to get signed in and pick up your goodies. Registration table opens up at 1pm.
Download our guidebook app, which allows you easy mobile access to our agenda, pictures, and more. Just go to this website on your mobile device: https://guidebook.com/g/gatg2017/ Once downloaded, open the app and look for the guide: 2017 Gathering @ the Grove
Some of you let us know you want to participate…but it’s not too late if you haven’t! We’ve got supplies on hand at the Gathering for you to create a poster to display highlights of your work in the last year. Our Gallery Walk will happen on Tuesday late morning. If you’re interested, there will be a short chat on Monday at 5pm.
All of your meals will be provided at deer creek, except for Monday night. We’ll be having an ice cream bar, but no other food. There is a restaurant in the hotel.
Don’t forget about the silent auction! We’ll have some great items available, and all the proceeds go to our scholarship fun. Be sure to bring cash, check, or credit card!
Any other questions?
We’re excited to see you very soon!
2017 Gathering @ the Grove Planning Team
You can now access information regarding the agenda, connect with other, and much more by downloading the free app, Guidebook.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD THE APP:
- Visit your App Store or Play Store: Search for Guidebook—- You will see a lower case letter g or the phrase Guidebook, Inc. Select.
- Install then Open.
- When prompted–Log on the way of your choice—e-mail or facebook.
- Then select “Use Code” near the top of the app— Your code for Gathering at The Grove is = rzn8msof
- If prompted and you need redemption code the word is = gathering
You are then logged into the guidebook app for Gathering at The Grove—and you can surf around the different selections!
Update: Registration is now closed.
Hi Everyone! The countdown begins…we’re now less than a month away from an incredible time of learning and renewed excitement! In the days ahead, there will be many updates shared, so stay tuned!
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT TO HAPPEN AT THE GATHERING?
We’re glad you asked…we’ve just uploaded the agenda to get you started. Be sure to check it out!
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU AT THE GATHERING?
Come prepared to share! More information to come regarding this expectation, but for now, be thinking about what successes or struggles you’d like to share with others!
WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT THE GATHERING?
It’s coming! An opportunity to renew, to spend time with people who know that person centered practices has many facets. I know I won’t have to defend PCT, or imagine. I know there will be people with creative minds and interesting new ideas at our first Gathering at the Grove. Oh, and the grove, what a relaxing, peaceful place. We’ll be able to walk, talk and have fun under the trees and in the beautiful facilities. I love the welcoming art on the doors of the main building; tree branches spreading wide and graceful; gently insisting we renew, we begin again, we bring and accept wisdom, we find balance. This is a gathering of those that want to learn and share. I need this, we need this! ~Tara Nicodemus, Region V
Come join us for the Gathering at the Grove. We are so excited to share stories about person-centered planning and its success here in Stark County. We look forward to meeting many new people and hearing and learning from other success stories! See you at the Gathering! ~Emily Martinez, Stark County