Training Sprints

Sprint into action with our fast-paced training programs for disability advocates.

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Creating policy change can feel like running a marathon. Sometimes, however, we need to sprint into action. We offer opportunities for leaders to learn and take action within four weeks. This model consists of self-paced modules, live sessions and technical assistance, and class networking. Learn more and pre-register for upcoming “sprints.”

Training Sprints

Our Training Sprints program is perfect for self-advocates, family members, and community allies who want to advance their advocacy skills. Each program consists of:

  • two hours of live sessions, and
  • two to three hours of self-paced modules, homework, and weekly discussion board posts.


New training topics will follow the advocacy needs of our state. You can register for one or both of the sprint curriculums during each series. Pre-register today for our first sprint series.

Sprint Series 2024

Series 1: Jan. 22 – Feb. 16, 2024 

Passion to Presentation
Live sessions: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT
Pre-register for this series

Learn public speaking skills, how to engage an audience, and how to deliver messages effectively and efficiently! Establish a speaking outline on your topic of choice, perform research to support your message, and identify your public-speaking strengths.

Seek, Secure, and Serve
Live sessions: Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT
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Learn how to become a community leader who can effect change for people with disabilities! Create an application package that includes a resume, cover letter, and personal brand pitch. You’ll also connect with disability-related organizations seeking new leaders.

Series 2: April 1-26, 2024   

Pre-registration for Series 2 will be available in January 2024.

Talk the Talk
Live sessions: TBD

Expand and polish your public speaking skills! Build a strong network of fellow disability speakers to provide ongoing feedback, support, and opportunities to put your skills into action.

Mission: Take the Lead 
Live sessions: TBD

Capitalize on your leadership abilities and learn how to be an active member of a board, committee, commission, or other organization! Create a personal leadership vision board and a goal statement. You’ll also learn how to navigate the standard protocols and procedures of leadership such as Robert’s Rules of Order.

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