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Your Toolbox - PCE for Individual Education: Principles, Techniques, and Steps for Individual Education


This training will help attendees learn about and practice the basic PCE principles, techniques and steps involved in individual education.  This course also serves as the foundation for other PCE training on group education, mentoring, and design.

Intended Audience

  • Any staff providing individual education
  • Frontline supervisors
  • Nutrition Education Coordinators
  • Training Coordinators
  • Other administrative positions that help support education
  • Agenda

  • Steps of Individual Education Sessions
  • Listening
  • PCE Principles
  • Start the Conversation/Ask Permission
  • Affirmation
  • Start w/Strengths
  • Open-Ended Questions
  • Empathy
  • Reflection
  • Explore/Offer/Explore
  • Collaboration/Ambivalence
  • How to Choose a Topic Together
  • Circle Charts
  • Change Talk
  • Exploring Motivation
  • Next Steps
  • Summary
  • Bring it All Together
  • Prerequisites

    • None 

    Registration Now Open

    Each session is 2 consecutive days: 9am - 4pm each day.

    State WIC Office
    3901 Lennane Drive
    Sacramento, CA 95834
    Shasta County Regional Training Center
    2420 Breslauer Way
    Redding, CA 96001

    Save the Date

    Registration will open 3 months prior to each session.

    • OAKLAND:  Tuesday, April 12th AND Wednesday, April 13, 2016
    • SANTA ANA:  Tuesday, June 7th AND Wednesday, June 8, 2016
    • SAN DIEGO:  Wednesday, July 13th AND Thursday, July 14, 2016

    Contact Information


    State WIC PCE Trainers

    Registration Information

    Teresa Dean
    (916) 928-8778


    Last modified on: 11/17/2015 2:05 PM