Opening Minds, Opening Doors (OMOD) is a six-week (or six session) workshop designed to enable adults with developmental and other disabilities to write personal stories and develop the public speaking skills to present those stories in a variety of venues (conferences, civic group meetings, schools, legislative sessions, etc.). Each OMOD workshop ends with a Showcase where participants make presentations to an audience of friends, family and interested members of their local communities.
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Full Facilitator Guide
You can download the full and complete facilitator guide in a single download.
Individual Sessions from the OMOD Facilitator Guide
If you would prefer to download the sessions individually you can do so below.
Download conference resource PDFs below.
Download recruitment resource PDFs below.
In this packet, you will find 5 resources to help you recruit promising candidates for your OMOD workshop.
Requirements and strategies for recruiting volunteers.
Full job description for an OMOD Instructor / Facilitator.
Full job description for an OMOD Public Speaking Instructor.
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