When did Leader Dogs for the Blind start training people?

For nearly eight decades, we’ve been training people who are blind or visually impaired and their guide dogs. We have on-campus facilities where people come to learn leadership and team-building skills. As a result, they gain the confidence to be unstoppable as they travel the world.


Who is Harness the Power of Leadership (HPL) for?

The program was developed for people like you – professional men and women who want to improve their communication and leadership skills. It’s often presented to groups of people who work in a single organization or business unit.


What can I expect when I’m in the program?

In a presentation-style format, a person who is blind shows you the communication tools he or she uses every day with a Leader Dog. Throughout the program, you’ll practice your newly learned skills during a number of interactive activities, including blindfold walks with Leader Dogs. This training helps you become a more effective and efficient leader wherever you go.


How long is the program? What is the time commitment?

HPL is delivered in full-day, half-day, and keynote-style presentations. Most commonly, the program begins and ends in a single day.


How much does it cost?

We have group and per-person pricing options. Both vary depending on a variety of factors, including program duration, location, number of participants, level of content customization and more. Most importantly, we work within the time and budget constraints of our customers.


Who has participated in HPL in the past?

Large multi-national companies like Nissan and Mitsubishi, other for-profit entities such as US Farathane and ProQuest, nonprofit organizations including the Girl Scouts and the Detroit Zoo and government agencies like Oakland County. Even students from Wayne State and Notre Dame Prep have participated in HPL.


If I’m not in a leadership role at work, can I still attend HPL?

Yes! You don’t have to be a CEO, vice president or manager to be a leader. Think of leadership as a frame of mind, not a title on a business card. HPL increases your leadership skills regardless of your current position within the company. This allows you to be more marketable as a better colleague, team member and employee.


How many people can take the course at a time?

A typical class size is about 25 participants. However, we’re able to host various group sizes by presenting HPL in different formats.


Where is the session held?

Simply put, anywhere. While we often host the session on our Leader Dog campus in Rochester Hills, MI, we can also travel across the country to present HPL.


If I want to learn more or schedule a program, what should I do?

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