Wisconsin Family Leadership Institute (WiFLI) is a new opportunity for Wisconsin families to participate in an intensive leadership development experience. Upon completion families will be able to:

  • engage with partners
  • participate in quality improvement activities
  • serve on advisory committees
  • organize local groups
  • improve their communities for children with disabilities or special health care needs and their families.

If you previously participated in a family learning opportunity such as PIP, YiPPE, Partners in Policymaking, or have served on an advisory or community committee, you will find WiFLI a great next step in your journey. WiFLI provides an in depth leadership development experience for families supporting a family member with disabilities or special health care needs. The Institute has a strong focus on building skills for participatory leadership, values of community inclusion and principles of individual and family centered practices.

WHO: Parents and other family members supporting a child or young adult 0-26 who has a disability or special health care need

WHEN: Summer/Fall weekends 2016

WHERE: Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan, WI

WHAT: Five, 1 ½ day face-to-face learning sessions starting Friday at 4:00pm, ending Saturday at 4:00pm. Participants commit to all five sessions and participate in a community project.

COST: 25 participants will receive a full scholarship covering hotel and meals

Applications available at http://go.wisc.edu/hut55a or download print version. If you have questions, please call or email Sonja Oetzel at (608)263-8955, soetzel@wisc.edu or Liz Hecht at (608)263-7148.

Applications are due by May 15th

This program is offered by the University of WI-Madison, Waisman Center UCEDD (University Center for Excellence in Development Disabilities) in collaboration with Family Voices of WI with funding from the Department of Health Services.