Project Leadership is an advocacy and leadership training program designed to increase the number of family members of children with special health care needs and/or disabilities who are prepared and supported to become advocates for health policy and service improvements. This 7-part training series provides participants with skills and tools to partner with professionals and decisionmakers at all levels of community and government to improve access to family-centered, culturally appropriate, high quality treatment, care and services.
Family Voices of California began implementing Project Leadership in California in 2013 and has since grown to support roughly 125 facilitators and 350+ family member graduates in activities to impact health policies and make health systems improvements.
CALIFORNIA organizations: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information about Training of Trainer workshops.
New opportunity for organizations outside of California:
In 2020 Project Leadership will introduce a revised curriculum and begin offering scholarships to train facilitators from organizations serving families OUTSIDE of California.
Training of Trainers Workshops will be offered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Austin, Texas to organizations wishing to implement the program in states outside of California. NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic these trainings have been postponed until Spring 2021.
Recipients of scholarships to U.S. regional Training of Trainers Workshops will receive:
- Enrollment at a 3-day Training of Trainers Workshop
- All meals at the Workshop
- Hard copy and digital training materials
Scholarship recipients may be eligible for stipends to offset travel costs.
Interested in a U.S. regional training? Take the first step by completing the interest form. We will notify you when trainings are rescheduled.
Project Leadership Outcomes
Below are highlights of Project Leadership outcomes. Read the full report.
Thanks to the following organizations for their generous support of Training of Trainers workshops
Central Valley Regional Center
Eli Lilly and Company
Family Resource Navigators (Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne Counties)
Far Northern Regional Center
Regional Center of Orange County
State Council on Developmental Disabilities Orange County
State Council on Developmental Disabilities Sequoia