February 16-18, 2018 (All day)
In February, join the LightHouse Youth Employment Series, YES, workshop focusing on effective communication skills. YES workshops are monthly weekend-long trainings that emphasize the vocational enrichment of low vision and blind youth, increasing and providing individuals access to a multifaceted array of mentorship, advocacy skills and alternative accessible techniques.
February’s YES Workshop will give students the chance to develop and enhance their communication skills, from the written word to their ability to wow employers with a great first impression. The weekend is spent learning from blind and low vision mentors and engaging in creative hands-on activities which are guaranteed to be impactful. Objectives and goals for the weekend include learning about:
- First impressions and effective interpersonal communication skills
- Effective verbal communications including face-to-face interactions and phone interactions
- How to appropriately and professionally communicate via email with peers, professors, colleagues and supervisors
- How to determine what you post on social media and how it can positively or negatively affect your professional career
If you are interested in participating in the February YES Weekend Workshop, please contact your Department of Rehabilitation counselor to discuss workshop attendance and authorization. If you have any questions or would like to pay for your participation in the workshop, please contact Jamey Gump, Youth Program Coordinator, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 415-694-7372. Each workshop costs $950 to attend for the entire weekend.
Please note, space for this program is limited to 20 students and workshop attendance must be confirmed by an authorization or a form of payment one week prior to the start of the workshop.