Minnesota Statewide Family Engagement Center : Parent Leadership Training for Educational Advocacy
Applications are currently being taken for this regular education focused, 2 day, parent leadership training opportunity.
Date: Fri., Sept. 16 & Sat., Sept. 17, 2022 — 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
Location: Online Web Streaming
PACER’s Minnesota Statewide Family Engagement Center (MNSFEC) is recruiting parents and caregivers for our annual Parent Leadership Training for Educational Advocacy on Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17. Applicants must agree to participate in both days of the leadership training. This training is designed for those who have one or more children in regular education and want to learn leadership and educational advocacy skills. NOTE: Special education issues will not be the focus of this training.
Application deadline: August 22.
PACER’s Annual Parent Leadership Training
Learn about the influence of parent leadership in the history of special education and how you can improve supports and services for children with disabilities and their families.
PACER’s 2022 Parent Leadership Training will be virtual
Selected Parent Leader Trainees will come together for two virtual training sessions on Friday, August 5th & Saturday, August 6th, from 9am to 1pm.
Applications are currently closed
“Parent leadership training gave me the confidence to be a much better advocate for my own son plus has given me amazing opportunities to help others.”
- Parent Leadership Trainee
Parent Leadership Trainees
- Learn about the influence of parent leadership in the history of special education
- Build capacity to advocate for improved supports and services for children with disabilities and their families with the power of personal experience
- Learn about parent leadership opportunities in Minnesota from the school district to the state level
- Set personal goals and develop a Parent Leadership Action Plan
- Network with other Minnesota parents of children with disabilities
If you are the parent of a child or young adult with a disability who is 5 to 20 years old and currently receiving special education services on an IEP in the state of Minnesota,
If you have confidence advocating on behalf of your own child and you’re ready to move your advocacy to the next level,
If you are seeking opportunities to advocate for positive change in the lives of all children and young adults with disabilities and their families,
And if you can commit 2 days of your time and energy to actively participating in this interactive, virtual training with other parents across the state of Minnesota who also want to make a difference,
Trained Parent Leaders
- Speak and write to others in your community about the needs of children with disabilities and their families
- Join advisory committees at your school district, local, or state level and share your parent experience to influence decision-making on issues related to special education
- Use your voice to engage with policymakers and advocate for legislation that enhances the quality of life and expands opportunities for children, youth, and young adults with disabilities
- Dedicate your unique gifts and strengths to work collaboratively for positive change so that every person with a disability can reach their highest potential
If you have questions about this training opportunity, contact Rachel Pearson at 952-838-9000 or [email protected]