The Gathering is your annual event to meet and learn how person-centered thinkers are planning, providing, and organizing services rooted in listening to what people want and helping them live in their communities based on their choices.

Community Partners

The Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota is proud to be partnering with Dakota County, Habilitative Services, Inc, Mains'l, Minnesota Department of Human Services, Olmsted County, Regional Quality Council, Residential Services, St. Louis County, The Arc Northland, The Arc Minnesota and The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices and other community partners.


A reminder that the Minnesota Gathering does not provide a certificate of continuing education units. If you participate in the 2023 MN Gathering you may be eligible to receive 12 hours of CEUs through your certifying body. You must work with them to obtain CEUs.

More on Person-Centered Practices

What are person-centered practices? Person-centered practices assist people in creating a positive and meaningful life and build on people’s unique interests and strengths. They refer to strategies and tools that are used in many different situations and settings to support people across the lifespan. These strategies apply to everyone, including people receiving support, staff, organizations, and systems. A variety of organizations and settings use person-centered practices to improve the supports that are provided to people. Disability-related services, nursing homes, behavioral health organizations, family homes, and other human service programs are just a few examples of settings where person-centered strategies are used to improve quality of life.

If you are interested in learning more about some of the person-centered practices training being delivered throughout the state, please visit or email for more information.