HCBS Training

Thinking About the Impact of Change

The last item in this section of the Minnesota Team Checklist is important because the team will need to make Level 2 changes requiring HCBS leader approval. Leaders might not be able to attend all of the team meetings but will need to take an active role in the process to support the team's success. The team can create a list of ideas to improve HCBS. For example, funding might be needed to support changes that are proposed. The team can suggest using time during meetings or events that are already funded to decrease costs. Once the list is complete, the team can ask their leader to meet to review this list. The group can use this time to explain the ideas on the list and talk about what might make the most impact. 

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Levels of Person-Centered Change 

Please Note: This information comes from The Learning Community on Person-Centered Practices. Please visit the Module 3 Resources Page for more information about The Learning Community.

Level 1 Changes refer to actions made by someone that are easy to complete and that do not require permission from HCBS leaders. Staff, family members, the person supported, or anyone else can use Level 1 changes to build relationships, explore what is important to someone, and empower people to lead the lives they choose.

Level 2 Changes require a director, CEO, or other leader to approve because these changes address an organization's policies or procedures or require allocation of resources. Level 2 changes are used to help organizations become more person-centered and make to make it easier for people to use new practices.

Level 3 Changes are made by larger national, state, or federal systems to make it easier for organizations to be person-centered. These changes are often related to policies and procedures and allocation of resources that support making person-centered and positive support changes.


Please use the MN Team Checklist and the HCBS Planning Tool to complete the activity. 

Minnesota Team Checklist.  Item number 12 in the Staff Committment section.  Time is allocated and resources are in place to support training for people and team problem-solving. Score the checklist: 0 – planning not yet started, 1 – in progress, or 2 – fully in place.

Checklist Item 12: Time is allocated and resources are in place to support training for people and team problem-solving.

It helps to outline in advance what funds can be used to support the team’s efforts. This provides the team with a predictable way to move forward. Some providers will have funds allocated for training and technical assistance. Other teams may not have a lot of resources and will need to work with existing funds. Talk as a team about what resources are available for this effort.

Minnesota Team Checklist

HCBS Planning Tool

If you haven't already done so please use these links to access the tools.