NEW FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT
We are thrilled to be bringing Partners in Policymaking® (also known as Partners) to Illinois as a program of the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities, financed in part by a grant from the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, financed in part by a grant from the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, under provisions of P.L. 106-402 to HIGH Impact Mission Based Consulting & Training, lead by Allan I. Bergman, President & CEO.
Partners Program Overview
Partners is an innovative, competency-based leadership training program for adults with disabilities and parents of young children with developmental disabilities. The Partners program was created by the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities more than 30 years ago, and has since been offered nationally and internationally. 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 your family use. Partners is accessible, informative and empowering. The graduates of Partners will be equipped to be community leaders serving on policymaking committees, commissions, and boards at local, state, and national levels. The purpose of this program is two-fold: to teach best practices and to teach the competencies needed to influence public policy.
Are you interested in applying?
Participation in Partners requires a commitment to attend all eight weekend sessions. You must have an interest in learning and practicing new skills in a comfortable and safe environment. You must have a desire to build and strengthen a network of people from diverse cultural backgrounds and life experiences and must have a willingness to learn from national and state experts who share our vision and values.
Inquiries about the IL Partners program should be directed to Allan I. Bergman at firstname.lastname@example.org.