IMPORTANT NOTE: This leadership seminar is geared towards deaf women and we encourage women all over the United States to register for this seminar. The tuition fee has been granted a waiver, so any woman who attends will not have to pay the tuition fee. The deadline has been extended to February 1, 2013. For more information, please contact JoAnn Benfield, M.Ed. at [email protected]
Deaf Women’s Leadership Seminar – Austin
February 23-24, 2013
Instructors: Melissa Draganac-Hawk & Evon Black
Registration deadline: January 25, 2013
Deaf Women’s Leadership Seminar
February 23-24, 2013
The Deaf Women’s Leadership Seminar is o ered for one professional studies credit. This training provides deaf women with an invigorating environment for self-awareness, exploration, actualization, and leadership development. Training modules are o ered by nationally recognized deaf female leaders who engage the participants in learning how to e ectively advocate for their causes and develop the skills necessary to achieve results. Topics include self-awareness, leadership styles, communication, confict resolution, and more!
* Knowledge of own leadership style and variables for maximizing leadership impact
* Professional communication and conflict resolution skills
* Participation in discussion on a new leadership training for young deaf women
Melissa Draganac-Hawk is a first-generation American of deaf immigrant Peruvian parents. She has more than 15 years of leadership experience within the deaf community. For nearly a decade, she was heavily involved with Deaf Women United (DWU), serving as a board member of DWU from 2003 to 2007 and as the organization’s executive director from 2007 to 2009. Currently, she is the president of the National Council of Hispano Deaf and Hard of Hearing and vice president of the National Association of the Deaf.
Storyteller Evon Black is nationally acclaimed performer, workshop leader, keynote presenter, and motivational speaker. Her infectious enthusiasm and dynamic energy revitalizes audiences and empowers participats everywhere. She graduated with a B.A. in psychology and an M.A. in Educational Technology from Gallaudet University. She began performing in 1986, using her storytelling to elevate audience’s understanding and acceptance of other cultures. Ms. Black has also worked for more than 22 years in the area of deaf student development. She is
currently the Statewide Coordinator of Technology Services for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind Services under the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services.
Course Number: PST 602-EXT2
Tuition: $283 plus $30 processing fee; financial assistance is available tuition, travel, and lodging.
Saturday, February 23, 2013, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sundayday, February 24, 2013, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
ACC Eastview Campus
5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Building 8500 – 1st Floor
Austin, Texas 75752
Registration Deadline: January 25, 2013
Instructors: Melissa Draganac-Hawk and Evon Black
Applicant Selection Criteria:
Two participants will be recruited from each state in the region (Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Utah). Texas will recruit additional participants from the following cities: Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Houston and San Antonio
For more information or to register: Visit hurc.gallaudet.edu, click on “Off-Campus Extension Course” and go to “Deaf Women’s Leadership Seminar.” Please follow the application guidelines which will include submission of a short videoclip addressing your experience and interests.
The Gerald “Bummy” Burstein Leadership Institute is a unit within Gallaudet University’s Center for Continuing Studies.
Go to gurc.gallaudet.edu and click on Off-Campus Extension Courses.
Accepted Applicants Register Here: