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Applications for AFB Blind Leaders Development Program are Open!
April 7, 2022 - April 30, 2022No
BLIND LEADERS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is pleased to announce that applications are open throughout April for the third cohort of the Blind Leaders Development Program, which kicks off the week of August 1 through 5, 2022.
AFB proposes to unleash 100 new leaders into the world who are blind or have low vision in the next 5 years. As we endeavor to increase the number of blind people in positions of leadership, at work as well as in their community, we need your support to find the right participants.
Who should apply?
We are looking for early to mid-career individuals with vision loss who would like to develop their leadership skills as Fellows, as well as mid to late-career individuals who are blind or have low vision with leadership experience to serve as their Mentors.
What will Fellows and Mentors gain from the Blind Leaders Development Program?
– Build and sharpen leadership skills through formal behavior-based leadership training
– Learn practical techniques to communicate and network with confidence from successful blind leaders
– Be part of a supportive community of leaders and emerging leaders that will last a lifetime
– Attend events to connect with people who are pursuing similar goals
Join our online information session, “Get the 411 on the AFB Blind Leaders Development Program”, on April 11, 2022 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM EDT. Register at: https://www.afb.org/calendar/afb-blind-leaders-development-program-informational-session
Visit www.afb.org/blindleaders to read more about being a Fellow or a Mentor as well as to complete the online application.
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