We are holding our Advocate Leadership Academy for 2020 online over Zoom due to COVID-19. While this change is an adjustment from our usual format, it also provides great opportunities for us. It will make it easier for those from outside of the Albuquerque Metro Area to participate in our program. It will also allow us to have more fellows than usual due to not having our space limitations.
We are also experimenting with a new format to keep people engaged during the online format. After an introduction in the first class, there will be three classes for three different subjects. These include self-awareness, disability advocacy and networking/coalition building. The first class for each topic will be a Powerpoint introduction to the topic. The second class will feature a guest speaker talking about how to apply the knowledge of the topic through their own story. Then, the third class on the topic will allow participants to do hands-on work to learn more about the topic.
The Academy will take place on Wednesday from 2-4 pm. The class is currently full, but we always accept applications for the next session, which will start in Mid-August