Sponsored by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, VALUEUSA conducts face-to-face Leadership Trainings with local literacy program's staff members and adult learners.
The purpose of the training is to help adult learners and staff members from local literacy programs learn to work together in strengthening program services by shifting to a more consumer-driven leadership model. VALUEUSA works with organizations to bring together adult learners and staff members to learn with and from each-other by forming a mutual support network for learner involvement and leadership.
Regarding the literacy programs, they get invaluable tools and information to evaluate and improve their services at virtually no cost to the program. Adult learners themselves will be involved to help achieve program improvement. Ultimately, the training will help respond to student engagement demands under the current Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) legislation.
The staff and adult learners will benefit from this training by learning critical thinking skills, organization structures, priority setting, organizing skills, strategic planning and more. All these skills are all transferrable to the workforce and community. At the end of the training, they will be left to develop a project that interests them the most in improving the program using the knowledge they gained.