University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Iowa Family Leadership Training Institute

Iowa Family Leadership Training Institute

Parents and primary caregivers of children ages 3 to 19 with special health care needs are invited to participate in a special leadership training. The goals of this training are to:

  • Understand how to work with partners
  • Become aware of one's own path to leadership
  • Discover strategies for advocacy
  • Prepare a Community Service Project

APPLICATIONS FOR SPRING 2022 NOW BEING ACCEPTED

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This four session, in-person training will be held in Cedar Rapids on the following date:

  • Orientation - February 12, 2022
  • Session One - March 4-5, 2022
  • Session Two - April 1-2, 2022
  • Session Three - May 6-7, 2022
  • Session Four - June 4, 2022

Questions? Contact  diane-brenneman@uiowa.edu or rachel-charlot@uiowa.edu or jodi-ballard@uiowa.edu.

 

Summer 2021 Archived Webinars

July 1, 2021 - Family Leader: Stories of Hope for the Future

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July 8, 2021 - Leading with a Health Equity Lens

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July 15, 2021 - Cultural Stories from the Road

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July 22, 2021 - Systems Thinking

 

July 29, 2021 - Facilitation Tips and Tricks

 

August 5, 2021 - Shared Decision-Making: Families as Experts

 

August 12, 2021 - Elevator Speeches for Improving Advocacy

 

August 19, 2021 - Resonant Leadership: Letting Your Values Lead

 

August 26, 2021 - Family Stories of Inspiration

 

Summer 2020 Archived Webinars

June 26, 2020 - ​Finding Your Way in the World of Special Needs

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July 10, 2020 - Improving Communication Skills

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July 24, 2020 - Organizing Information

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August 7, 2020 - Finding Reliable Resources

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August 21, 2020 - Navigating School

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September 18. 2020 - Exploring Care Coordination

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