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Professional and University Opportunities

We offer free O&M seminars to help educate current orientation and mobility professionals on the use of guide dogs and accessible GPS, and our Universities Program educates the next generation of O&M 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 practicing O&M professionals.

Room and board are provided on Leader Dog's campus. Attendees are responsible only for providing their own transportation to/from Michigan.

Free O&M Professional Seminar – In Person

Announcing 2023 Pro Seminar Dates: May 31 - June1, 2023

Applications will be available in February 2023.

ACVREP CEUs to be determined.

Join us to learn more about specialized O&M techniques, GPS, guide dogs and how you can help your clients become guide dog ready. Get hands-on experience with orientation aids, DeafBlind simulations, guide dog practice and more. Time will be provided for Q&A, group discussion, networking, and several added activities to enhance your learning experience.

We are not accepting applications yet but if you would like to be added to receive early notification and information about upcoming opportunities for O&M professionals, please enter your information below. Thank you for your interest!

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University Experiences

Orientation and Mobility Practicum

Students in graduate-level programs from participating universities receive hands-on teaching experience working with individuals who are visually impaired and need orientation and mobility skills in the one-week Orientation & Mobility program.

Contact our manager of extended services, Erica Ihrke, by phone at 888-777-5332 or email.

Orientation and Mobility Internship

Offered through the Edward T. and Ellen K. Dryer Foundation Orientation and Mobility Internship Academy, an O&M internship at Leader Dog will truly prepare the intern for a career as an orientation & mobility specialist. Throughout the internship process, the intern will have a multitude of teaching and learning experiences. Learn more about our O&M internships.

Sponsor a Puppy

Your sponsorship of a puppy makes a difference not only for the puppies who will grow up to become heroes to their partners, but also for the partners whose lives will be changed by these dogs.

Help change a life this holiday season.