Annual Leadership Institutes

Applications now being accepted for the Fall 2024 “train the trainer” Leadership Institute in Detroit, MI.

Population Education’s annual Leadership Institutes are facilitator training events that prepare members of our volunteer trainers network to lead workshops and webinars for formal and non-formal educators in a variety of settings.

Leadership Institutes are essentially free of charge; we cover the cost of accommodations as well as most meals and travel expenses.

During the events, participants receive thorough training on facilitating PopEd lessons and the PopEd workshop format. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to meet others who are committed to Population Education.

Regional Fall Institute: Detroit, MI

The 2024 fall Regional Leadership Institute will be held in-person in Detroit, MI on Friday, September 27 – Saturday, September 28, 2024 at the DoubleTree Suites Downtown Detroit-Fort Shelby. Learn more about the Detroit Leadership Institute here.

While similar to the National Leadership Institute, Regional Institutes are designed for teachers within driving distance of the event and are condensed in format. Pre- and post-Institute engagement ensure that all participants will be fully prepared to facilitate PopEd workshops and webinars.

Apply for the train-the-trainer Institute in Detroit now! Deadline to apply is June 21, 2024. Word doc application | Fillable PDF application

National Summer Institute: Charlotte, NC

The 2024 National Leadership Institute will be held in-person in Charlotte, NC on Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 21, 2024 at The Lodge at The Ballantyne Hotel. Learn more about the 3-day Charlotte Institute here.

The application for the Charlotte Institute is closed.

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— Howard Aprill, Naturalist, Milwaukee, WI

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— Jerry Zinner, Adjunct Professor of Education, University of North Carolina, Wilmington