Sunday, April 15, 2018

Now Recruiting: Parent leadership training opportunity!

Have you received early intervention services? Are you interesting in developing your leadership potential?

The Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) program is seeking parents/caregivers from a variety of backgrounds to participate in the State Interagency Coordinating Council’s (SICC) Parent Institute for Engagement (PIE): Leadership and Lifelong Learning.

PIE is a 12-month training program for parents/caregivers with children who have received early intervention services and primarily for those not working in the early intervention field. One spot is designated for a parent/caregiver who has worked in the early intervention field for less than 18 months.

Parent/Caregivers will learn about:
  • Robert’s Rules of Order (a framework commonly used in public meetings)
  • The State Interagency Coordinating Council and its role in advising and assisting ESIT
  • The early intervention system
  • Leadership and advocacy
  • Public speaking and presentations
At the end of the program, parents may choose to become a member of a SICC standing committee.

Parent/caregivers will develop skills to be great candidates for school boards, and government bodies. This is a great practice ground for leadership opportunities. 

The majority of meetings will take place via an on-line format, with about five two-day in-person meetings (travel and childcare costs will be reimbursed).

Please complete the Survey Monkey (below) by Wednesday, April 18.  We will notify selected candidates the week of April 23, 2018.
If you, or someone you know, needs the application in a different language, please contact Sue Rose at