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Sample Training Schedule

AWA Leadership is learned by experiencing elements of the method in a simulated workshop environment, experimental writing sessions, talks by experienced leaders, group discussion, role playing, film, and guest speakers to give participants a full experience of the AWA method as it is actually used. Upon completion of the training, participants will have a thorough understanding of the AWA method, AWA practices and guidelines, and will be able to convey these effectively to their workshop members.

Day 1
  • Introduction to AWA Method
  • Modeled AWA Writing Group
  • The Importance of Listening
  • Treating Everything as Fiction
  • Confidentiality
Day 2
  • Writing Across Difference
  • Writing Exercises & Discussion
  • Responding to Writing Practice
  • Leadership & Practical Aspects
  • Leadership with Diverse Populations
Day 3
  • Practice Sessions
  • Craft Exercises and Discussion
  • Prompts: Diversity & Resources
Day 4
  • Practice Sessions
  • Individual Conferences
  • Manuscript Review
Day 5 
  • Establishing a Business
  • Working with Other Agencies
  • Affiliate Benefits & Responsibilities
  • Certificates & Closing Ceremony