G. "Bummy" Burstein courses offered July 13-19
The G. “Bummy” Burstein Leadership Institute, a unit within the Center for Continuing Studies (CCS) in Research, Graduate School, Continuing Studies, and International Affairs at Gallaudet University, will offer three leadership courses the week of July 13-19, 2014.
The first course is a leadership training titled “Grassroots Advocacy International Leadership Training.” The goal of this leadership training is to develop participants’ content knowledge and pedagogical skills in grassroots advocacy using a train-the-trainer approach. International deaf leaders from Nepal, Nigeria, Haiti, and Saudi Arabia will participate in this training.
The second course is PST 602: Deaf Women’s Leadership Seminar,” a three-credit course designed to develop well-rounded deaf women leaders. Female leaders will present about subjects such as community development and networking, diversity, fundraising, conflict resolution and more. Participants from the United Kingdom, Asia and India plan to attend.
The third course is PST 612: "Leadership in Theater Arts for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People of Color,” a three-credit course that will teach the history of Deaf theater, theatrical expression, actor movement and other topics that will conclude with participants’ final production of a play titled “Butterflies” from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, on the Ely patio on Gallaudet’s mall. Representatives from a Deaf theater group in Nepal plan to attend this training. The final production will be free and open to the public.
The Center for Continuing Studies learning opportunities include credit and noncredit offerings delivered within a bilingual (ASL/English) learning environment via traditional classroom settings, online and distance learning. PST-developed courses receive a rigorous academic review by academic experts in the field of study. Look for other leadership and advocacy courses throughout the year by visiting our website at http://www.gallaudet.edu/ccs.html.