North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities

NDCPD Webinar


NDCPD uses WebEx for our distance trainings. Participating sites need a computer with video and audio. See the attached pdf file “Meeting test site directions” to test your connection.


The other pdf document “Instructions for connecting audio video” gives the directions on how to connect either Voice over IP (VoIP) with your computer. If you cannot connect to the audio on your computer, you may still login to the WebEx site to see the presenter's slides and call in using your phone to hear the speaker (toll call).



Two Part Webinar: Best Practices: Healthcare Decision Making

and Care at the End of Life  (pdf)


Presented by:  Leigh Ann Kingsbury


Dates: Part 1: Thursday, January 19, 2017
           Part II: Thursday, January 26, 2017



Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central Time


Fee: $30 per site per session


Webinar Objectives:


Part I:

1) Participants will understand the differences between competency and capacity, and know the criteria for evaluating capacity for decision-making. 2) Participants will know how to begin conversations related to advance care planning, developing living will and identifying health care power of attorneys.


Part II:

1) Participants will understand the concepts of grief and bereavement through the framework of value-based person centered support and practices. 2) Participants will have resources and tools for supporting people who use services, friends, roommates, and staff following the death of someone they care about.



Complimentary Social Work CEUs are available for Webinars that meet the ND Board of Social Work Examiners criteria for continuing education.


Who Should Attend?

Participants who will benefit from Leigh Ann Kingsbury’s webinars include: Human Service Professionals, Staff Trainers, Social Workers,

Nurses, Program Coordinators, Qualified

Developmental Disabilities Professionals,

Developmental Disabilities Program Managers, Direct Service Providers, Leadership Staff and others who participate in and promote person centered planning processes.


Ms. Kingsbury has worked with people with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities, psychiatric disabilities and older adults for more than 30 years. She has worked at all levels of organizations including direct support, case management, crisis intervention, senior and executive leadership. She was the founding Executive Director (ED) of an HCBS provider organization serving people with I/DD and/or a dual diagnosis of I/DD/Severe Mental Illness; and has over 20 years’ experience

leading person centered planning processes with people who have labels of “complex behavior” including people using Behavioral Health services and Autism, and people with complex medical needs. She has particular interest and expertise in implementation of person centered practices in long term services and supports, and

was the lead consultant on a CMS funded project for older adults and people with disabilities in North Carolina; along with being founding director of the North Carolina Person-Centered Planning Initiative. Ms. Kingsbury is a certified Mentor Trainer and Board member of The International Learning Community for Person Centered Practices. She has published widely, and conducted numerous trainings on person centered practices in the context of aging and end of life, including authoring the guide to planning People Planning Ahead. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Maryland, a Master of Public Administration, and a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology and Non-Profit Management from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.


Sponsored by:

The North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, a University Center of Excellence on Developmental

Disabilities at Minot State University.



Registration – two weeks prior


Kim Mathwich or Vickie Brabandt

(800) 233-1737


NDCPD   Memorial Hall   500 University Ave West   Minot, ND 58707   1-800-233-1737



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