Apply Now! Empowerment Education Train-the-Trainer Event is 3/26/2020

Potential Empowerment Education Trainers:

The Michigan Empowerment Education Training Initiative project is located at the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute (MI-DDI) at Wayne State University in Detroit. The purpose of the project is to contribute to the building of inclusive communities for people with disabilities by developing the capacity and skills of Michigan's Direct Support Professionals (DSP). The training gives direct support professionals skills to promote the integration and implementation of person-driven, self-determined services in partnership with people with disabilities. The Empowerment Education project is a statewide training project and we are looking for trainers that live around the state.

Since 1997, Empowerment Education has provided free training to over 25,000 direct support professionals and people with disabilities in almost every county in the state. This outreach is only accomplished through the work of our trainers. Empowerment Education trainers reside throughout the state of Michigan and conduct training opportunities in their hometowns and surrounding area. Trainers receive a pay of $100 per training event.

In order for us to continue to deliver the benefits of this training initiative to Michigan's DSPs and people with disabilities, DDI is looking for new trainers. That is why we are inviting interested DSPs, people with disabilities, and family members to attend the Empowerment Education Train-the-Trainer day on Thursday, March 26th, 2020 from 9:30am to 4:00 pm (lunch provided) at Wayne State University Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Rd. Livonia, MI 48152.

This Train-the-Trainer event is only offered every few years. If you are interested in becoming a trainer or know someone who may be interested, please complete a trainer application which is linked at the end of the letter no later than Thursday March 12, 2020. If you are selected to attend the training, you must complete at least one training event in the community.

Click here to complete trainer application

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact:

Chelsea Frank, Program Coordinator

(313) 577-7981

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