Learning for Leadership
For the past ten years, people with learning disabilities have been encouraged to take up leadership roles through the development of local Partnership Boards, employment and other means of representation. However they have few opportunities in their lives to develop a leadership style.
This led us to develop the Learning for Leadership programme, in which participants with learning disabilities are encouraged to fine-tune their leadership skills in a practical and active learning environment.
Our leadership programmes are individualised according to the group of participants we are working with at any given time. They may be young people moving through the transition to adulthood, or adults who already represent people with learning disabilities on their local Learning Disability Partnership Board.
The programmes run over ten sessions with the core themes of the leadership programme are based on the social model of disability and supports the values of inclusion, equality and social justice.
A typical leadership programme looks at the following themes:
- All about me (including person centred planning)
- Making change happen in my life
- How to influence planning and policies locally and nationally
- What is leadership and what type of leader you are
- Having a strong voice
- Learning to speak up and what is an ‘assertive’ strong voice
- Chairing and facilitating meetings
- Presentation skills
We can run a programme in your area, or sponsor people to attend a leadership programme. For further information, please email Jill Davies: email@example.com or Christine Burke: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.