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Monday, March 09, 2009

TweetThis! Grassroots Advocacy Leadership Training for International Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals

Grassroots Advocacy Leadership Training for International Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals
Please note that Workshop activities will be conducted in American Sign Language and Gestuno/Universal Sign Language, June 28 - July 5, 2009

Gallaudet University
Gallaudet Leadership Institute and Professional Studies
College of Professional Studies and Outreach
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002 USA
In Collaboration with
World Frederation of the Deaf
Light House, Ikantie 4
Helsinki, Finland

The Grassroots Advocacy Leadership Training for International Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals is designed for developing skills among emerging and promising leaders from around the world. There are over 25 million deaf people living in developing and industrialized nations and in need for strong leadership. This workshop will provide extensive training in the areas of creative thinking, organizing dynamic forces and partnerships, collaborating with government and non-government agencies, and advocacy and empowerment. Participants will also have opportunities to interact with leaders and visit headquarters of national organizations. Workshop facilitators have international leadership experiences and will use a variety of activities to facilitate critical leadership skills development among program participants.
Program Outcomes:
  • Thorough understanding of the UN Convention on Disability Rights
  • Preparation for working at national level leadership positions
  • Skills to organize grassroots level deaf people into dynamic and productive groups
  • Hands-on training in strategic planning and goal setting
  • Knowledge of leadership styles and identification of one's own strengths
  • Improvement in human relations skills
  • Enhanced knowledge about emotional intelligence and its uses
Deadline for Registration: May 30, 2009

For more information, email gli@gallaudet.ed

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