Learning 4 Leadership at Transition
We have run the Learning 4 Leadership at Transition programme in colleges in London for the past two years.
It is a progression of Learning for Leadership, a project which aims to improve confidence and leadership skills in people with learning disabilities of all ages and backgrounds.
In Learning 4 Leadership at Transition, we work specifically with groups of young people, their families and teachers, over a course of eight day long workshops.
The sessions are intended to give young people the skills and knowledge needed to shape their own lives, once they have left school or college.
This is achieved by focusing on the following themes, as described in our agenda and guidance notes:
- Why "leadership"?
- Having a good life
- Person Centred Planning
- Speaking up for myself
- Looking after my health
- Into work
- Making my action plan
The workshops are very interactive, using role-play, outside speakers and DVD clips as well as exercises using lots of visual aids to make the sessions meaningful.
Representatives from local agencies are also invited to attend to offer support and advice in relation to the above themes. This helps participants make real and instant connections after the workshops have finished.
The development of this programme was funded by Pfizer.
We can run a programme in your local area. For further information, please email Jill Davies: firstname.lastname@example.org or Christine Burke: email@example.com
Jill has 20 years' experience working with children and adults with learning disabilities. She is an RNLD and has a BSc Degree in Psychology. She serves as Chair of the Transition Information Network steering group and is part of the PMLD network.
Christine has over 25 years’ experience within the field of learning disabilities. Within senior management, she has implemented policy, undertaken research, conducted consultancies, supported strategic development and improved service provision.