Information on "Building and Working with the Leadership of People Who Use Drugs" (Tuesday July 20 2010, from 14:30-18:00, in Mini Room 2) - explores leadership development within organisations of people who use drugs as a core component of broader community organising-based advocacy strategies. Requesting your response and ideas...

Facilitated by Matthew Curtis from the United States, this workshop is intended to provide participants with skills and knowledge related to leadership development within organisations of people who use drugs. Presented concepts will include the history and current circumstances of drug-user organising and activism; base-building and community organising as an advocacy model; identifying and engaging potential leaders; mentoring; drug user identity and public advocacy; and practical systems for "institutionalising" leadership development efforts in community-based organisations (CBOs).

What questions or observations would you like the presenters to consider in this session? What observations or ideas do you have related to advancing positive action on this theme? Please engage through this forum; click on "submit a group post" and share your thoughts with us!