O&M Seminars for Professionals and Universities Program
Leader Dogs for the Blind Free O&M Professional Seminars educate current orientation and mobility professionals on the use of guide dogs and accessible GPS, and our Universities Program educates future orientation and mobility professionals on foundational techniques and instructional strategies. These seminars and programs broaden the reach of Leader Dog and increase the resources available to both students and professionals.
Room and board are provided on Leader Dog's campus. Attendees are responsible only for providing their own transportation to/from Michigan.
Seminars and Programs
Guide Dog Seminar: This seminar introduces practicing O&M professionals to our guide dog training, travel and field support requirements. Participants have the opportunity to experience guide dog challenges first hand and preview GPS navigational technology. Leader Dog provides 11.5 ACVREP Continuing Education Credits.
Universities Program: Participating schools receive hands-on teaching experience working with legally blind individuals who need orientation and mobility travel skills.