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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 

Wednesday, June 1 and Thursday, June 2, 2022 

Application deadline:  April 7, 2022 

Earn up to 17 ACVREP CEUs 

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, Deaf-Blind 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.   

This year's seminar is full. If you'd like to be added to a waitlist and receive 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 Training 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.