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WiFLI: Building an Action Strategy as Part of a Team

From site: Outreach

Date: Friday, October 7th, 2016

Time: 4:00 pm

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Lake Lawn Resort

2400 East Geneva Street, Delavan, WI 53115

Contact: Sonja Oetzel, 608-265-8955 / or Liz Hecht, 608-263-7148

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Building an Action Strategy as Part of a Team: A Wisconsin Family Leadership Institute (WiFLI)

Now accepting applications for 2016!

WiFLI is a new opportunity for Wisconsin families to participate in an intensive leadership development experience. Upon completion families will be able to:

  • engage with partners
  • participate in quality improvement activities
  • serve on advisory committees
  • organize local groups
  • improve their communities for children with disabilities or special health care needs and their families

If you previously participated in a family learning opportunity such as PIP, YiPPE, Partners in Policymaking, or have served on an advisory or community committee, you will find WiFLI a great next step in your journey. WiFLI provides an in depth leadership development experience for families supporting a family member with disabilities or special health care needs. The Institute has a strong focus on building skills for participatory leadership, values of community inclusion and principles of individual and family centered practices.

WHO: Parents and other family members supporting a child or young adult 0-26 who has a disability or special health care need

WHEN: Summer/Fall weekends 2016

WHERE: Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan, WI

WHAT: Five, 1 ½ day face-to-face learning sessions starting Friday at 4:00 pm, ending Saturday at 4:00 pm. Participants commit to all five sessions and participate in a community project.

COST: 25 participants will receive a full scholarship covering hotel and meals

Applications available at If you have questions, please call or email Sonja Oetzel at 608-265-8955 or, or Liz Hecht at 608-263-7148. Visit the WiFLI website.

Applications are due by May 15th


June 3-4: Clarifying Values and Creating a Foundation for Leadership

July 15-16: Innovations in Supporting Children and their Families

September 9-10: Developing Your Advocacy and Communication Skills

October 7-8: Building an Action Strategy as Part of a Team

November 4-5: Completing the Circle and Looking Ahead

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