- Is your community striving to create a better future for its citizens?
- Are you looking for ways to engage the citizens of your community to create positive change?
- Do you want to equip yourself with the skills and resources that will enable you to train others with proven methods to benefit communities?
- Do you want to become certified to offer a proven, cutting-edge training course on civic action?
If so, we have a program for YOU.
Virginia Tech's Center for Organizational and Technological Advancement
(COTA) is proud to partner with
internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and civic action expert
Suzanne Morse, president of the Pew
Partnership for Civic Change to offer
this exciting opportunity to civic leaders wishing to make their
communities the best they can be.
Attend the LeadershipPlenty® Institute and become a certified trainer in
LeadershipPlenty® is a copyrighted training program developed by the Pew
Partnership for Civic Change for leaders who want to work with others to
take action in their communities. The program offers detailed plans for
delivering nine highly interactive sessions or "modules" that equip
participants with key skills needed for community problem solving.
Identifying community assets, managing conflict, planning for action,
and measuring results are just a few of those skills.
The curriculum is based on over five years of and a
half a million dollars worth of research conducted by the Pew
Partnership for Civic Change. The innovative leadership curriculum
equips participants with the skills necessary to take civic action in
their communities. LeadershipPlenty® has been offered in more than 30
states and in several foreign countries.
Who should attend?
This program will benefit leaders of non-profit organizations,
businesses, local governments, neighborhood organizations, religious
organizations, universities and community colleges, regional planning
initiatives, social service agencies and all other organizations and
individuals interested in creating positive change within their
What will you gain by attending?
Upon completion of the course, you will be licensed to train and
implement LeadershipPlenty® in your community.
Participants will receive the LeadershipPlenty® binder which includes
the facilitator's guide, all participant handouts, implementation guide,
recruiting materials, evaluation materials, and a guide to accessing
LeadershipPlenty's online resources.
For More Information:
About the Pew Partnership for Civic Change:
About this program:
Contact Continuing and Professional Education at Virginia Tech
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Individuals and teams are both welcome! We only have 20 slots, so
Register as a team of three or more from the same organization and save $100 off each individual registration!