Virtual Ambassador Training
Join Best Buddies for the first ever NATIONWIDE VIRTUAL Ambassador Training!
Wednesday, April 1, at 6 pm EST
Thursday, April 2, at 6 pm EST
Wednesday, April 15, at 6 pm EST
Thursday, April 16, at 6 pm EST
Best Buddies Expansion will be hosting VIRTUAL Ambassador training sessions via Zoom video conferencing, connecting participants from all across the country!
An Ambassador training offers Best Buddies staff and volunteers the opportunity to engage individuals with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in advocacy opportunities through the teaching of speech writing and presentation skills.
During the initial sessions, we will go through the Ambassador speech writing curriculum and provide tools for individualized coaching. Ambassadors will have the opportunity to then share their speeches during the presentation sessions. Ambassadors and speech coaches should plan to work over a virtual platform after the initial session to prepare a speech and practice public speaking skills before their speech presentation.
Who are we looking for?
Peer buddies and buddies who are currently matched in a friendship to join a virtual training TOGETHER.
A participant with or without an intellectual or developmental disability who is committed to promoting and educating audiences about the mission, philosophy, and benefits of Best Buddies through public speaking. An Ambassador should be willing to continue working virtually with their speech coach after attending the training session (Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, etc.).
A volunteer who is paired with one ambassador for the duration of an ambassadors training to assist with the writing and practicing of a speech. Speech coaches help ambassadors in areas of brainstorming, organization, and editing. A speech coach should be willing to continue working virtually with an Ambassador after attending the training session (Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, etc.).