THIS PROJECT HAS NOW ENDED AND WAS A GREAT SUCCESS.  

WE HOPE TO CONTINUE WITH A FURTHER PROJECT IN THE NEAR FUTURE

 

Joint project of Assert 4 All ( a division of Barwon Disability Resource Council),
CORAS (Colac Otway Region Advocacy Services) and DRAS (Disability Rights and Advocacy Service  Inc)

Supported by the Department of Human Services, Barwon-South Western Region
and United Way, Geelong

LEADERSHIP PROGRAM 2009

WHY A LEADERSHIP PROGRAM?

Many people with disabilities do not get enough opportunities to develop leadership skills.

TAKING THE LEAD is a pilot project that aims to provide people with disabilities in the Geelong, Surfcoast Shire and Colac Otway area with an opportunity to learn, develop and practise essential leadership skills.

WHAT IS LEADERSHIP?

Leadership is an ability to motivate people to work together.

A leader is the person who is able to inspire others to want to follow his/her direction.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

All people can learn how to become good leaders.

TAKING THE LEAD will provide its participants with a specially designed Development Program which will help them to learn about:

  • How to build confidence and improve self esteem
  • Better communication skills
  • Goal setting and decision making
  • Leadership styles and skills
  • Public speaking and representation skills
  • Community participation
  • Practical Leadership Opportunities within Local and State Government settings, information access and quality standards


PROGRAM OUTLINE

Training part of the program:
Introductory “Meet your mentor / Leadership Participant” session (one-off session of approximately 1 to 1 ½ max duration)
Self Advocacy Course (delivered in two individual sessions of approximately 1 ½ to 2 hr duration each as follows:
Session1: Choices&Decisions empowerment and Session2: Rights, Responsibilities and Representation)
Practical Leadership Opportunity (one-off session of approximately 1 ½ to 2hr max duration)
Public Speaking (one-off session of approximately 1 ½ to 2hr max duration)

Eight Individual Mentoring meeting sessions (mentoring sessions of approximately 1 hr duration each, held fortnightly),

Program closure and celebration/certificates presentation

Program evaluation and statistical data collection.