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2021 Iowa Family Leadership Training Institute (IFLTI)

Sponsored by Child Health Specialty Clinics

Applications are due January 15, 2021.

Parents and primary caregivers of children ages 3 to 19 with special health care needs are invited to participate in the annual IFLTI special leadership training. The goals of this training are:

  • Understand how to work with partners
  • Become aware of one's own path to leadership
  • Discover strategies for advocacy
  • Prepare a Community Service Project that impacts the community of system with the support of experienced family leaders

The 2021 spring training will be held: March 12 - 13; April 9 - 10; May 7 - 8; and June 5. Sessions will take place in person, if possible, and virtually, if necessary.

For additional information, including program flyer, FAQs and link to registration, click here.

Upcoming Events

Tourette Association of America Youth Ambassador Training Goes Virtual

Apply Online by Friday, January 1, 2021

February 26 – February 27, 2021 and March 2 – 3, 2021

The Tourette Association of America’s Youth Ambassador Program will hold its 2021 Youth Ambassador Training and National Advocacy Day virtually. The weeklong program will take place February 26 and February 27, and March 2 and 3 to accommodate school and work schedules.

The time commitment remains the same as in previous years. The program will include the opportunity to connect with other teens with Tourette Syndrome (TS) from across the country, and the opportunity to advocate for people in the TS community.

Day 1 – Welcome and Meet & Greet
Friday, February 26, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CT

Day 2 – Youth Ambassador Training
Saturday, February 27, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM CT

Day 3 – Advocacy Day Preparation
Tuesday, March 2, 5:30 PM– 7:00 PM CT

Day 4 – Advocacy Day 
Wednesday, March 3, TBD

The training fee of $200 per person, or $400 per team, covers program costs and materials. The application deadline is Friday, January 1, 2021. Spaces are limited.

More information is available from Natalie Joseph-Pauline.

Learn more and apply online here.

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Our Training Sources page provides links to a variety of training resources that are available on an ongoing basis. Most of these resources are online, available any day, any time. Check websites for fees associated with the trainings.

The Conner Training Connection makes every effort to assure these listings are up-to-date. Visit our Training Sources page.

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