Parent Leadership Training Institute
Families Network is pleased to announce we are currently accepting applications for the 2017 session of the Parent Leadership Training Institute ("PLTI"). PLTI seeks to enable parents to become leading advocates for children. The cornerstones of the program are: respect, validation, and a belief that when the tools of democracy are understood, the public will actively engage in civic life.
The 20-week course includes a "retreat" to develop group cohesion, followed by weekly sessions focusing on topics including: the impact personal history has on perception of leadership; embracing and working with diversity; understanding policy and program budgets; familiarity with local government and the law; forming useful coalitions; and community-building.
Who should apply? Parents, grandparents, young adults, foster parents, and other community members who wish to become effective leaders and change agents on behalf of children.
The program also includes a children's program, free parking, dinner, and childcare (3 years-old+).
Videos explaining PLTI can be found at ctcwcs.com/plti-videos/.