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T4T 2020 Program

April 08, 2020 | By Patti

Houston LISC is offering the Training for Trainers (T4T) series again this year and we are happy that the recruitment process has officially begun.

T4T is a 6-month, 6-session leadership training program for seasoned and emerging leaders of the Greater Houston community.

Selected leaders participate as a cohort and collaboratively learn about leadership, advocacy, and community building skills topics. The program currently has about 139 graduates, or “ambassadors” that continue to engage with program activities. T4T is part of the Healthy Communities Leadership Development Series that includes: Leading Together Workshops, a Civic Academy forum, and the Ambassador Class.

The focus of T4T this year will be Health Equity and Environmental Justice.

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Recruitment has begun.

The process will include:

• the application – open until May 15, 2020

• program orientation – due to COVID-19 concerns we will coordinate a webinar to answer any questions related to the program

• group interviews – to be scheduled with finalists. This may also be held as a webinar.

We are seeking 30 to 35 candidates who are engaged community leaders, community advocates, GO team members, T4T Ambassadors, and community based organization/public sector staff.

LISC partners will be asked to recommend individuals to the program through their open application process.

Program Eligibility

Participants must:

• Be a passionate and committed neighborhood leader interested in taking the next step to advocate and work towards stronger, equitable and healthy communities.

• Commit to actively participate in every program session, including:

• 1 all day retreat and
• 5 Saturday sessions from 9am -3pm
100% attendance at all sessions is required.

• Commit to at least (10) practicum hours through field work activities in-between training sessions.
• Participate in the Civic Academy Forum (date TBD).
• Pledge to a shared leadership model, open to collaborate, listen and work with others.
• Complete all application requirements.

Applicant Evaluation Criteria

Applications will be evaluated by the T4T Recruitment Committee composed of LISC staff, program consulting team and the T4T Kitchen Cabinet.

Selected finalists will participate in group interviews and up to 35 candidates will be chosen for this year’s T4T cohort.

Priority will be given to residents and leaders of LISC’s GO Neighborhoods.

If you are interested in applying, please review the curriculum outline and dates before submitting your application.

The application will take an estimated 20-30 minutes to complete and you will be asked to submit a letter of support as an uploadable pdf document.

2020 Dates & Curriculum Outline

June 20 – Retreat – Individual & Collective Leadership

July 18 – Session 1 – Leading for Health Equity

August 15 – Session 2 – Civic Engagement & Environmental Justice

September 12 – Session 3 – Community Organizing, Coalition Building & Long Term Planning

October 10 – Session 4 – Facilitating Community Engagement & Storytelling

November 7 – Session 5 (graduation) – Expanding our Impact

Time for all events 9am-3pm.

Retreat location is in the Memorial Park area, unless it is necessary to host online due to covid-19 social distancing.
Workshops will be held in midtown Houston.

Please note: This is a draft outline. – Final content will be shared when complete.

Dates are subject to change due to current COVID-19 concerns.

Ready to Apply?

Please make sure you have 20-30 minutes available to complete the online application.

Prepare a 500 word personal statement about yourself to help us get to know you. You may type this into the online form or upload the statement within the application. Your statement should include:

• A description of yourself and your life story
• What are you passionate about
• A talent or expertise you would like to offer in benefit of your community
• Your participation in neighborhoods and/or city wide meetings or events (listing the names of the event or meeting)
• Your role in any projects, neighborhood planning efforts, organizations or initiatives

Obtain a letter of recommendation from a neighborhood partner or organization you have worked with in the past to upload with the online application.

You should be able to go back and edit your application until May 15th, but click here to see the application questions for reference.

If you or someone you know is having difficulties completing the online application, please email Patti Carr at pcarr@lisc.org or call 713-597-6844, and we will coordinate to provide a printed copy for you.

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