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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 


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

    • FRESNO:  Wednesday, October 14 AND Thursday, October 15, 2015 - FULL
    Pinedale Training Facility
    54 E. Herndon Avenue
    Fresno, CA 93720

    Contact Information


    State WIC PCE Trainers

    Registration Information

    Teresa Dean
    (916) 928-8778


    Last modified on: 9/28/2015 10:11 AM