Hello <<First Name>>,
After completing a training session at a recent conference, a woman patiently waited for me to become available. Once I was, she approached me, "That was incredible, thank you", she said, extending her hand to shake mine, "you made this topic so easy to understand, I can't wait to go back to work and start applying these strategies".
She is the volunteer coordinator at a local non-profit and oversees their team of volunteers. Our conversation continued and she shared that she had been struggling to engage her volunteers with diverse abilities. She admitted that she tended to shy away from learning more about these volunteers, about their talents, passions, and goals. She said what stuck with her most from the presentation were the words "meaningful participation" and that she was now committed to creating an environment where the individuality of every single volunteer is celebrated, their potential maximized and their talents are utilized.
Imagine how a MERGE training can help transform your program, your team, your offerings? Learn more in this months newsletter on how to set up a training, and give your team the resources and confidence to welcome, engage and support community members with diverse abilities.