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