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Mercy Center 2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010-5599
Monday, June 1st, 2009-Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009
(begins at 11 am on the 1st and ends by 2 pm on the 3rd)

 “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can
 change the world. In fact, it’s the only thing that ever does.”
                                                                                                -Margaret Mead
Why: The days ahead will require strong leadership and committed partnerships to win real health care reform, protect renters and homeowners, preserve Social Security and Medicare, and address the concerns of seniors at the state and national level. CARA Education Fund created the CARA Leadership Academy, to help us learn the skills to be better prepared for the challenges ahead.   
What: Workshop sessions are designed to be informative, interactive, challenging (and fun!).   During the course of the training, you will assess your leadership style, learn how to use “direct action” to take your issue to policymakers and the media, practice your public speaking skills, and lobby a veteran elected official.   And you will share your insights and experiences with others as you work to build the strength of CARA and its affiliated groups. 
Who Can Attend: CARA Members, Senior Advocates and Activists, CARA Board members, CAT members, CARA Captains, representatives of CARA Affiliate Organizations. 
Cost: $250 for 2 1/2 days. The price includes 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, snacks and materials, and lodging at the Conference Center for two nights in private rooms (there are evening sessions, so we suggest that folks plan to spend the night). A limited number of scholarships are available for both the room and the registration costs. Lack of funds should not be barrier to attendance.
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  Yes, I want to sign up for the CARA Leadership Academy.
Name: _________________________________________________________________
Organization: ___________________________________________________________
Address: _______________________________________ Zip: ____________________
Phone: ____________________________ email: ______________________________
  I will be asking my organization to underwrite my expenses to attend this session.
  I will be paying my own way. Find $250 enclosed for my registration.
  I would like a scholarship to attend. Please contact me regarding the availabilty of a scholarship.
  Please put me on the mailing list for future workshops.
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Return to: CARA Leadership Academy, 600 Grand Avenue, Suite 410, Oakland, CA 94610. Space is limited, so please respond no later than May 1st  to assure a space in the training. For more information, call Jodi Reid, 415-550-0828 or Kathrin Smith, 510-663-4086