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Advocates in Action RI developed the Leadership Series to help people learn how to speak up for themselves and make a difference.
The Leadership Series is a 10 month learning experience for Rhode Islanders who have a developmental disability, family members, friends and direct support staff. The Series begins with a kick-off retreat which all class
members must attend. This is casual, fun-filled opportunity for everyone to get to know each other and learn more about the year that's ahead of them. The retreat is followed by classes that meet several times a month from September thru June. Each class covers topic related to
Leadership and Self-Advocacy. During the series, students will be introduced to the tools they need to
speak up for themselves and others.
You don't need to be able to read or write to be a member of the Leadership Series. Our curriculum also includes pictures, video, audio, games and other interactive media that make the information accessible, easy to understand and fun!
There are also homework assignments and extra events to attend between classes, including RI's Annual Statewide Self-Advocacy conference on October 30th, at which class members will be given a hands-on opportunity to practice some basic leadership skills. Class members will be the on-stage hosts for the Annual Statewide Self-Advocacy Meeting in the Spring of 2015, during which they will practice public speaking, facilition and additional skills that they'll learn in the Leadership Series. Everyone who completes the Series will graduate at a formal ceremony and be eligible to join the Advocates in Action RI Leadership Academy where they can continue to learn, practice and also teach Self-Advocacy and Leadership Skills.
The Leadership Series is coordinated by Advocates in Action Rhode Island. Participation in the Series is FREE thanks to the support of the RI Center for Excellence in Advocacy, through a grant from the State of RI.
Leadership Series News
We would like to thank everyone who applied for the Leadership Series Class of 2015. Congratulations to this year's Leaders to be:
See you at our retreat on Wednesday, September 24th. Get ready for a great year ahead .... Lead on!
Click here to find out more about the Leadership Series
CLICK HERE to download the schedule for the class of 2015 Homework PowWows, January-June.
CLICK HERE to download the Leadership 2015 Class Schedule, January-June.
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February 3, 2015