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Saturday, November 6th, 2021

Too often, because of negative attitudes and low expectations, people with intellectual disabilities (ID) don’t get an opportunity to show what they can do. Special Olympics has an approach—Unified Leadership—that overcomes this barrier. Building from sport, Unified Leadership teaches leaders of all abilities to value and learn from each other and create environments where people with ID succeed in meaningful roles. Special Olympics’ leadership work with athletes starts through sport—teaching life skills such as discipline and teamwork. This is built on through athlete leadership development, and opportunities in health, schools, and youth programming. We are thrilled to welcome you to our Leadership weekend. Whether you have attended many trainings or this is your first we are excited that you are considering attending. Below you will find two course tracts that will run simultaneously, one is open to everyone whether you have taken a Leadership course before or not. The second tract is for Certified Athlete Leaders, to take classes in this tract you must have already taken the "Introduction to Athlete Leadership" and "Understanding Leadership" courses. We are also excited to be offering these courses to not just Special Olympics Maryland athletes but to individuals outside of Special Olympics Maryland as well.

Saturday, November 6th Courses

Athlete Leadership Tract

Saturday, October 2nd Courses

Certified Athlete Leadership Tract

Athlete Leadership Interest Form

Are you interested in getting involved with Special Olympics Maryland's Athlete Leadership Program? Whether it be learning how to give speeches, doing interviews, becoming a coach, or anything in-between there is an Athlete Leadership path available to you. Simply fill out the contact form below and we will be reaching out with different ways you can get involved.

Athlete Leadership Interest Form