Parent Leadership Development Institute

Do you see parenthood as a rewarding, challenging, and enlightening adventure? 
Do you have a story to tell about trying to find information or locate services for your child?
Have you thought about sharing your story to inspire others to influence policies affecting the services your child receives? 
Have you ever considered serving on an advisory committee for a community agency? 
Can you imagine yourself presenting your experiences as a parent to other parents, teachers or professionals?

We want to help
Idaho Parents Unlimited’s Parent Leadership Development offers parents of children with disabilities and/or special health care needs the opportunity to take their experiences, and hone their story into a tool that can influence change, with the hopes for a better community for all and systems that promote progress that are specific to where these families live and potentially statewide.

What is IPUL Parent Leadership Development?
Held once a year in a different regional location in Idaho, Parent Leadership Development is an intense training for parents of children with special health care needs that takes place over 5 days and 4 nights and includes brainstorming, networking, bonding, collaboration, and respite

Graduates will be required to:

  • Be willing to be a resource to other parents.
  • Participate in follow-up goals and exercises.
  • Must complete retreat evaluations.
  • May be offered an opportunity to represent IPUL as a Parent Amplifier in your region.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How much does it cost? 

Idaho Parents Unlimited believes in investing in Idaho families. There is no cost to participate. 

How long is it?
Monday afternoon through Friday morning

Do I have to stay the whole time?

Can I participate if I don’t live in the part of the state that PLD is taking place?
Participants are selected primarily based on the location of the annual PLD.  Parent Leadership is a regional program with the goal and purpose to develop community leaders based on attendees’ interests and needs, attendees’ community’s needs and to develop key partners in IPUL’s grassroots network of community leaders.

How many parents are selected?

How to Apply?   
See Below

Previous Locations

Lava Hot Springs
Bear Lake
Mc Call