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Deaf Women Leadership Training

NDWI provides leadership workshops all over Ireland. The workshops focus on five main topics:

  1. Leadership roles
  2. Conflict
  3. Self-awareness
  4. Communication networks: how to network
  5. Fundraising: the right ways to raise funds

In 2014 NDWI applied to Gallaudet University for a Deaf Women’s Leadership course. They were successful in securing a scholarship for accommodation, food, and course fees for two people. Irish Deaf.com agreed to fund the flights to Gallaudet. NDWI asked Sinead Winters and Gaye Regan to attend the course. Both women learned a lot and enjoyed the experience. They were awarded certificates upon completion. Since their return to Ireland they have organized workshops and trainings based on what they learned at Gallaudet.
Gaye and I travel all over Ireland as volunteers, to provide lectures about leadership. The groups enjoy discussing and exploring what leadership means to them. It’s really all about self-improvement and becoming involved in local women’s groups.