Apply Now! | Partners in Policymaking Class 39
The MN Council on Development Disabilities is now accepting applications for the Partners in Policymaking Class 39 advocacy and leadership training program developed by the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities.
What is Partners in Policymaking?
The Partners program was created by the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities 35 years ago and has been offered nationally and internationally. Through informative and interactive sessions, Partners teaches leadership skills and the process of developing positive partnerships with elected officials and other policymakers who make decisions about the services that you and/or your family use. Partners is accessible, informative and empowering. Since 1987, more than 1,100 self-advocates and parents have graduated in Minnesota.
To participate, the Partners program requires:
- a commitment to attend all eight sessions
- an interest in learning and practicing new skills in a comfortable and safe environment
- a desire to build and strengthen a network of people from diverse cultural backgrounds and life experiences
- a willingness to learn from national and state experts who share our vision and values
Who can apply?
The program is designed for parents of young children with developmental disabilities and adults with disabilities.
How do I apply?
For a list of frequently asked questions, list of session dates and locations, as well as apply online, visit the Class 39 website at https://mn.gov/mnddc/partnersinpolicymaking/class39/index.html. To request a hard copy application, email Brenton Rice and brenton@TOGevents.com.
The deadline to apply is Friday, July 9, 2021. Application decisions will be made by August 13, 2021.
Still Have Questions? Contact:
Partners in Policymaking Coordinator
A: 1730 New Brighton Blvd, Suite 104 Minneapolis, MN 55413 – #237