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Advocates in Action: Leadership Series Video Slide Shows

Advocates in Action teaches a 9 month class about Leadership. Click here to find out more about our Leadership Series, or click on the boxes below to view some of our videos from previous years. Videos are in Flash format. Not all of the links are currently active. Visit us again and refresh your web browser to see the newest additions.

Leadership Series Class of 2002 Leadership Series Class of 2003 2004 Leadership Series
Leadership Series Class of 2005 The Leadership Series Class of 2006 The Leadership Series Class of 2006
2008 Leadership Series Leadership Class of 2009 The Leadership Class of 2010

Partners in Policymaking

Advocates in Action developed the Leadership Series to help people learn how to speak up for themselves and make a difference.

The Series is a 10 month training program that teaches people who have a developmental disabilty, along with their support staff and family members, some of the basic building blocks of how to be a Leader. Prior to hosting the Leadership Series, Advocates in Action developed and hosted "Partners in Policymaking Rhode Island" with the support of PAL, the RI Division of Devlopmental Disabilities (BHDDH) and the RI DD Council.

Partners-RI was modeled on the national PARTNERS IN POLICYMAKING program developed by the Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities.

You can find out more about the national program by visiting

Advocates in Action and PAL were able to offer an annual Partners in Policymaking-RI class from 1996-2001 with support from the RI DD Council and the RI Division of Developmental Disabilities. Here are some video slides shows from those years:

1998 Class of Partners in Policymaking Partners in Policymaking 1999 Partners in Policymaking 2000
Partners in Policymaking Class of 2001 Review



This Page was updated on:
August 7, 2013