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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. 

    • SAN DIEGO: Wednesday, April 19th AND Thursday, April 20, 2017: CLOSED
    American Red Cross
    3950 Calle Fortunada
    San Diego, CA 92123
    Professional Development Center
    4031 W. Noble Avenue
    Visalia, CA 93277
    State WIC Office
    3901 Lennane Drive
    Sacramento, CA 95834

    Contact Information


    State WIC PCE Trainers

    Registration Information 

    Teresa Dean
    (916) 928-8778


    Last modified on: 4/11/2017 1:57 PM