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GLBT Leadership Development Program

pdf GLBT Leadership Development Program Brochure  

Cadre Trainers

Workshops are requested by CTA leaders, Service Center Councils and local chapters across the state and are presented free of charge. Cadre trainers are contacted by the Human Rights Department to present these trainings. The trainer's necessary expenses for travel, meals, lodging and release time are reimbursed for presenting workshops. Trainers do not receive compensation for presenting workshops.

Program Description

The program consists of a core of four (4) components that are to be presented in an eight (8) hour workshop sponsored by the service center council or local chapter. Consultation with the Human Rights Department is recommended for assistance in program planning. The four (4) components of the training include:

1. Understanding the System
This component presents an overview of the National and State Association governance and program structures with a focus on accessing power and programs.

2. Communication for Effective Leadership
This component deals with the importance of good communication with a focus on interpersonal skills, group articulation and intergroup dynamics. Included is a survey of communication styles.

3. Obstacles to Association Involvement
This training session examines difficulties experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members in becoming successfully involved in association activities and programs. There are discussions dealing with stereotyping and other obstacles.

4. Empowerment for Leaders
This component focuses on empowering lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members for leadership in the Association and their responsibility as local Association leaders.

View the Legal Rights brochure for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender employees and students.


Contact Pat Fuentes of Human Rights Department at (562) 478-1374 or pfuentes@cta.org.

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