Sunday, May 8, 2016

Amnesty International Call For Volunteers Trainer Training For Detroit

Dear MI: Local Group 78, Detroit,  



We are excited to be moving forward with our efforts to resurrect AIUSA's grassroots member training program. In order to develop a program that empowers our groups to undertake independent, strategic and impactful Amnesty activism, we need your help.  In addition to sharing your thoughts on training and the needs of your group, we ask you to consider a new volunteer opportunity.

BECOME A TRAINER  

Our Pilot Training of Trainers (PTOT) will be held July 22-24, 2016 at the Cenacle House Retreat Center in Chicago, Illinois.  In the course of three days, participants will explore the purpose and process of member training, adult learning styles, participatory learning, group dynamics, and conflict resolution; discuss core Amnesty practices and policies; and through exercises and peer feedback develop presentation, facilitation and workshop design skills. 

For the July PTOT, we are looking for 15-20 volunteer leaders who: 
  * will commit to serve as an AIUSA trainer for at least two years, providing 2-3 trainings per quarter to AIUSA member groups, both locally and at conferences
  * live within 50 miles of several AIUSA member groups (relative ease of access)
  * understand Amnesty’s mission, core principles, policies and practices
  * possess strong oral communication skills
  * have demonstrated reliability, willingness to work, and ability to give and accept feedback productively 

Participants will be expected to 
  * read preparatory materials provided in advance of the PTOT
  * come to the PTOT with their first group workshop scheduled (we can help)
  * be fully present from 8am Friday, July 22nd – 3pm Sunday, July 24th
  * provide honest and ongoing feedback on their training and subsequent experience

Participants will receive
  * airfare, lodging and meals from Thursday evening, July 21 – Sunday afternoon, July 24
  * valuable and marketable training/facilitation skills 
  * ongoing support and opportunities for further training
  * the opportunity to expand and deepen their ongoing involvement in AIUSA, and to contribute to the effectiveness of its activists and the broader human rights movement 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A TRAINER, AND ATTENDING THE 22-24 JULY PTOT, PLEASE COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION AT

 AND SEND  YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO:
Membership Empowerment Training Project (METP) Working Group at metpwg@aivol.org 
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:   10PM LOCAL TIME ON 18 MAY 2016.

If you want to become a trainer, but cannot make it in July, please contact us at metpwg@aivol.org

For more information about the project, visit us at 
Please forward this message to anyone you think would be interested. Thank you! 

Warm regards,
Beth Ann, Hilary, Todd, Kathleen, Eric, Angie, Jesús
METP Working Group

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