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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.

    • REDDING:  Tuesday, February 9th AND Wednesday, February 10, 2016: CLOSED
    Shasta County Training Center
    2420 Breslauer Way
    Redding, CA 96001
    Eastmont Training Center directions
    7200 Bancroft Avenue, Suite 204
    Oakland, CA 94605 

    Save the Date

    Registration will open 3 months prior to each session.

    • 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: 1/25/2016 3:56 PM