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Maytree Public Policy Training Institute–Building Policy Capacity to Strengthen Democratic Society

The Maytree Public Policy Training Institute is an innovative learning
program designed for individuals and organizations with a demonstrated
interest and engagement in public policy. The objective of the program
is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to
develop, influence and monitor public policy on issues relevant to
their communities of interest. The program is specifically aimed at
participants who can articulate an issue where policy change could have
a significant progressive impact.

The Institute begins in October 2006 and will offer a comprehensive
five module training series of one and two day sessions over a
six-month period. Program sessions will be facilitated by leading
public policy experts who include academics, community activists,
government policy developers, political policy staff and communications
professionals. Additional one-on-one coaching clinics will be offered
to participants so they can access personalized advice and support to
develop a policy-ready position by program-end.

Program guidelines and application forms can be found at http://www.maytree.com/MaytreeInitiatives/ppti.htm.

The application deadline is Friday, August 25, 2006, by 5:00 p.m. 
For more information about the Public Policy Training Institute please
contact Anita K. Srinivasan at anita.srinivasan@maytree.com or by phone
at (416) 944-2627 x245.